Jeanne Pruett (b. January 30, 1937) is a country-pop singer and songwriter who became famous during the early 1970s. She is best known for the country classic, "Satin Sheets" (1973).
Born Norma Jean Bowman in Pell City, Alabama, she began singing in high school. She eventually married Jack Pruett, and in 1956, the couple moved to Nashville where Jack became the guitarist for Marty Robbins. Jeanne Pruett began writing songs while raising a family and made her first recordings for RCA in 1963. She debuted on the Country charts in 1971 with "Hold On To My Unchanging Love." This was followed soon after by "Love Me" (1972), a song she wrote that made the Top 40 which later also became a Top 10 hit for Marty Robbins. Robbins also recorded several of her other songs, including his 1966 hit, "Count Me Out."
Pruett had her greatest success in 1973 with the John Volinkaty-penned "Satin Sheets" which topped the Country charts and also crossed over to the Top 40 on the Pop/Rock charts. Her album of the same name also topped the Billboard Top Country Albums chart and spent eight weeks at the #1 spot, making it the second-longest running album on that chart by a female artist. Pruett's long string of Country charts hits, which continued through 1987, also included "I'm Your Woman" (1973), "Back To Back" (1979), "Temporarily Yours" (1980), "and "It's Too Late" (1980), which all made the Top 10, plus a remake of "Love Me" (1983) performed as a duet with Marty Robbins.
Pruett was inducted into the Grand Ole Opry in 1973, and she received several Country Music Association Awards nominations for her performance of "Satin Sheets." She is also an award-winning cook and gardener and the author of a series of popular cookbooks, "Feedin' Friends."
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