A successful recording artist, songwriter, and performer, Dottie West enjoyed one of country music’s most accomplished careers. Her Grammy-winning 1964 smash, “Here Comes My Baby,” catapulted her to stardom, and she created popular ad jingles such as Coca-Cola’s “Country Sunshine.” Recording solo and with Jim Reeves, Don Gibson, and Kenny Rogers, she traded her sweet, gingham-clad image for a glamorous, sexy look before a 1991 car crash took her life. Former West protégé Steve Wariner, Grand Ole Opry star Jeannie Seely, songwriter Red Lane, and West’s daughter Shelly West—an artist in her own right—share memories of this great talent. Presented in support of the Museum’s spotlight exhibit Dottie West: Country Sunshine.
March 30, 2013
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