Skeeter Davis (December 30, 1931 - September 19, 2004) was a highly acclaimed country singer and Grand Ole Opry veteran. Born Mary Frances Penick in Dry Ridge, KY, she was nicknamed "Skeeter" as a child by her grandfather, and in the early 1950s, she recorded with Betty Jack Davis and they formed a group known as the Davis sisters. She permanently adopted both first and last names as her stage name, for which she is best known.
Skeeter Davis' best known songs include "The End Of The World" (1963), "I Can't Stay Mad At You" (1963), and "A Dear John Letter" (1965, with Bobby Bare). She also charted numerous hits on the Country charts from 1958-1976 and recorded many duets with Bobby Bare and George Hamilton IV.
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Skeeter Davis And Bobby Bare
- A Dear John Letter 1965
- The End Of The World 1963
(This song was a huge crossover hit, reaching No. 1 on the Adult Contemporary charts, No. 2 on the Pop/Rock charts, No. 2 on the Country charts, and No. 4 on the R&B charts.)
- I Can't Stay Mad At You 1963
- (I Can't Help You) I'm Falling Too 1960
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