Patty Loveless

Patty Loveless (born Patty Lee Ramey; January 4, 1957) is an American country music singer.

Since her emergence on the country music scene in late 1986 with her first (self-titled) album, Loveless has been one of the most popular female singers of neotraditional country. She has also recorded albums in the country pop and bluegrass genres.

Loveless was born in Pikeville, Kentucky, and raised in Elkhorn City, Kentucky, and Louisville, Kentucky. She rose to stardom thanks to her blend of honky tonk and country-rock and a plaintive, emotional ballad style. Her late-1980s records were generally popular, earning her comparisons to Patsy Cline, but most critics agree that she came into her own as an artist in the early 1990s.

To date, more than 40 singles by Loveless have made the Billboard Hot Country Songs charts, including five in the number 1 position. She has recorded 14 studio albums (not counting compilations); in the United States, four of these albums have been certified platinum, and two have been certified gold.[2]

She has been a member of the Grand Ole Opry since 1988.[3][4] Loveless was married to Terry Lovelace, from whom she derived her professional name, from 1976 to 1986. She has been married to Emory Gordy Jr., who is also her producer, since 1989.

    • Name: Patty Lee Ramey
    • Birth Date: January 4, 1957
    • Instruments: Vocals, guitar
    • Place of Birth: Pikeville, Kentucky
    • Occupation: Singer-songwriter
    • Years Active: 1973–1975; 1985–present


Academy of Country Music

1996 Top Female Vocalist
1997 Top Female Vocalist

American Music Awards

1989 Favorite New Country Artist

Country Music Association

1993 Vocal Event of the Year – with George Jones and various artists” – I Don’t Need Your Rockin’ Chair”
1995 Album of the Year – “When Fallen Angels Fly”
1996 Female Vocalist of the Year
1998 Vocal Event of the Year with George Jones – “You Don’t Seem to Miss Me”
1999 Vocal Event of the Year with Vince Gill – “My Kind of Woman/My Kind of Man”

Grand Ole Opry

Inducted in 1988

Georgia Music Hall of Fame

Inducted in 2005

Grammy Awards

Best Country Collaboration with Vocals – “Same Old Train” (1998)
Best Bluegrass Album – Mountain Soul II (2011)

Kentucky Music Hall of Fame

Inducted in 2011 (announced March 17, 2010)

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  • 1986: Patty Loveless
    1988: If My Heart Had Windows
    1988: Honky Tonk Angel
    1990: On Down the Line
    1991: Up Against My Heart
    1993: Only What I Feel
    1993: Greatest Hits
    1994: When Fallen Angels Fly
    1996: The Trouble with the Truth
    1997: Long Stretch of Lonesome

  • 1999: Classics
    2000: Strong Heart
    2001: Mountain Soul
    2002: Bluegrass & White Snow: A Mountain Christmas
    2003: On Your Way Home
    2005: Dreamin’ My Dreams
    2007: 16 Biggest Hits
    2008: Sleepless Nights
    2009: Mountain Soul II

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