Connie Smith

Connie Smith

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Updated On December 13, 2021

Connie Smith is a famous American musician, who has had eleven Grammy Award nominations and twenty top ten singles, including “Then and Only Then”. “Once a Day” is the best hit song of Smith in 1964, which was No. 1 on Billboards’ Charts for 8 weeks in a row.

Early Life

Connie Smith was born on August 14, 1941, in Elkhart, Indiana, United States. She is a celebrated Songwriter, Singer. Despite the fact that she was born in Indiana, she spent a lot of her initial long time in West Virginia and later moved to Ohio.

Her parents, Hobart Meador (Father) and Wilma Meador (Mother) were both from West Virginia. Her dad was harsh when she was a kid, making Smith endure a psychological breakdown while she was in her teens. In West Virginia, she started to begin singing locally.

She was the class salutatorian when she graduated from Salem-Liberty High School in 1959. She won a talent contest at Frontier Ranch country music park when she was twenty-two.

Professional Life

“Once a Day” earned Connie Smith her first hit love song. Bill Anderson wrote it and in 1964 the song was released. Throughout 1965, she became member of the Grand Ole Opry, the same series she used to watch. Smith had a stream of #1 hits until 1968. She divorced her husband Jerry Smith and felt increasingly put upon by her showbiz lifestyle and the stresses of touring.

In 1973 she released “God Is Abundant” on Columbia; she joined the label because they agreed to let her release a gospel album a year. In spite of this, her secular content remained more popular with the public than her religious songs. Between the years 1978 to 1992, she didn’t release any albums. Smith performed much of her 80’s on the Grand Ole Opry. In the year 2000s, Smith released “Love Never Fails” and “Long Line of Heartaches”.

Connie Smith Concert

Caption: Connie Smith Singing at her concert

In 2012, the Country Music Hall of Fame announced they were inducting her. The same year Bear Family published retrospective of the profession Just For What Am.

Awards and Nominations

Connie Smith was nominated 11 times in total for the Grammy Awards in different nominees to date in 1964, 1966, 1967, 169, 1973, 1975. Smith in year 1967, 1970, 1972 was nominated for the CMA award female vocalist. And in 1972, 1974, 1975 for the Top Female Vocalist of the music City news. In 1979 She won the Music City News Gospel Group Award and also in 2002 she won the Country Music Television award. Again in 2010, she was nominated for the Grammy Awards for the Best Country Collaboration with Vocals – “Run to You”. In the year 2012, she won the Country Music Association awards. And in 2017 she won the Rolling stone Award for 100 Greatest country artists of all time.

Connie Smith CMA Awards

Caption: Connie Smith at The 53rd Annual CMA Awards

She is the 8764th most famous American and also ranked 3rd in famous people born in Elkhart, Indiana, U.S. According to Dolly Parton she has been called one of the best country music vocalists.

Net Worth

According to Forbes, Wikipedia, IMDB, and other reputable online sources, Connie Smith has an estimated net worth of $8 Million at the age of 79 years old in the year 2020. She has earned most of her wealth from her thriving career as a Songwriter, Singer from the United States. It is possible that She makes money from other undiscovered sources.

Personal Life

In the early 1960s, Connie Smith had already been married woman with four-month-old son living in Marietta,  Ohio, and also, smith has been through many marriages. She married Marty Stuart, in 1997 (her fourth husband). Smith has five children and five grandchildren. One of the children lives overseas in Norway. Smith is a devout Christian and has made pilgrimages to Israel in the past. Including one with Waylon Jennings and his wife, Country singer Jessi Colter.
Connie Smith Husband

Caption: Connie Smith with Marty Stuart (Husband)

Social media

Connie Smith

Caption: Connie Smith

Connie is active on her official Facebook account goes by the name Connie Smith (@conniesmithofficial). She doesn’t have an official page of Instagram, Youtube, and Twitter accounts, etc but has her die-hard fan pages where updates about her life are posted.