CRYSTAL GAYLE & PHILOMENA BEGLEY & SUSAN MCCANN
In 2013, Country Music lost one of its heroines and in this special tribute programme Opry le Daniel wish to celebrate her musical legacy.
Voted “Most Promising Female Vocalist” by the Academy of Country Music in 1976, Billie Jo had many country hits during her career, earning a devoted following worldwide.
Spears scored her first number one hit with the sensual “Blanket on the Ground” and two of her 1976 singles, “Misty Blue” and “What I’ve Got in Mind” reached the Top Five. She had several other hit songs like “’57 Chevrolet” and “Lonely Hearts Club” which were massive hits in Ireland and Britain and the much covered “Your Good Girl’s Gonna Go Bad.”
Making tribute to Billie Jo will be, among others, our own Philomena Begley who toured with Billie Jo in Ireland.