Skeeter Davis

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Mary Frances Penick (December 30, 1931 – September 19, 2004), better known as Skeeter Davis, was an American country music singer who sang crossover pop music songs including 1962's "The End of the World". She started out as part of The Davis Sisters as a teenager in the late 1940s, eventually landing on RCA Victor. In the late 1950s, she became a solo star.

One of the first women to achieve major stardom in the country music field as a solo vocalist, she was an acknowledged influence on Tammy Wynette and Dolly Parton and was hailed as an "extraordinary country/pop singer" by The New York Times music critic Robert Palmer.

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Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1961 Here's the Answer Skeeter Davis 1
1962 Sings Duets Porter Wagoner & Skeeter Davis 1
1963 The End of the World Skeeter Davis 1
1963 Cloudy, With Occasional Tears Skeeter Davis 1
1964 Let Me Get Close to You Skeeter Davis 1
1965 Tunes For Two Skeeter Davis & Bobby Bare 2
1965 Blueberry Hill and Other Favorites Skeeter Davis 1
1965 Written By the Stars Skeeter Davis 1
1969 The Closest Thing to Love Skeeter Davis 1
1970 Your Husband, My Wife Bobby Bare and Skeeter Davis 1
1973 The Hillbilly Singer Skeeter Davis 1
1988 She Sings, They Play Skeeter Davis & NRBQ 1
1991 Skeeter Sings Standards Skeeter Davis 1

Album + Compilation

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1965 Country Love Duet: Tunes for Two Skeeter Davis & Bobby Bare 1
1995 The Essential Skeeter Davis Skeeter Davis 1
2005 All American Country Skeeter Davis 1
Gold Skeeter Davis 1
RCA Country Hall of Fame Skeeter Davis 1
The Best of Skeeter Davis Skeeter Davis 1
The Pop Hits Collection Skeeter Davis 1
The Ultimate Collection Skeeter Davis 1


Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1957 I’m Going Steady With a Heartache Skeeter Davis 1
1962 The End of the World Skeeter Davis 2

Unspecified type

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
Country Gold Skeeter Davis 1
RCA Country Legends Skeeter Davis 1
Skeeter Davis Skeeter Davis 1

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