Known for One-Hit: Jeannie C. Riley
She is a Texan who moved to Nashville, recorded a few country songs -- one that even inspired a TV show -- and has even been a radio show host: Jeannie C. Riley, according to imdb.com.
Jeannie Stephenson, from Texas, first sang on a jamboree show put on by her uncle. In 1966, she married Mickey Riley, they welcomed a baby girl and they all moved to Nashville.
Riley worked in a recording company and was able to record demos. The first single, "What About Them," did not do well.
In 1968, Tom T. Hall wrote her No. 1 country and pop hit, "Harper Valley PTA." Her Grammy nominations included Best New Artist and Record of the Year. She received the Best Female Country Vocal Performance Grammy. From CMAs, she won Single of the Year.
One year later, Riley hosted a TV musical variety show. In 1978, Harper Valley PTA was turned into a movie and TV show, both starring Barbara Eden.
Riley did have four Top 10 hits: "The Girl Most Likely," "Country Girl," "Oh, Singer" and "Good Enough to be Your Wife."
Riley next formed The Red River Symphony and sang contemporary Christian music in the '80s and '90s.
After Riley recovered from clinical depression, she returned to radio to host Inside Nashville Country. Riley makes her home in Tennessee.