Chanteuse Country US née Leona Belle Helton le 7 Janvier 1943 à Vienna (Missouri).

Leona Williams was born Leona Belle Helton on January 7, 1943, in Vienna, MO. She sang in her family band as a child and by 1958 had landed her own radio show on Jefferson City's KWOS called Leona Sings. This outlet brought her to the attention of Loretta Lynn, who asked Williams to join her touring band as a bassist and backup Vocalsist. Williams signed as a solo artist with Hickory in 1968 and cut a few minor hits for the label, including "Once More" and "Country Girl with Hot Pants On." She bounced from Hickory to MCA, where she recorded the landmark San Quentin's First Lady in 1976. (It was the first country album recorded by a female inside a prison.) Williams had joined Merle Haggard's backing band in 1975, but she soon replaced his estranged wife Bonnie Owens as featured Vocalsist. She and Haggard's professional and private lives were merged for several years. While their brief marriage was stormy, the duo was more successful as a songwriting team. Released in 1978, "Bull and the Beaver" cracked the country Top Ten; "We're Strangers Again" charted in 1983, but the song also marked the dissolution of her relationship with Haggard. Williams continued to record and contributed Vocalss to albums by Vince Gill and Johnny Bush. She released the solo effort Melted Down Memories in 1999 and appeared as part of the Us Girls! music variety show in Branson, MO. In what seems like a smart and obvious move, she released Leona Williams Sings Merle Haggard in 2008.

http://www.leonawilliams.com/

Talents : Vocals, Guitar

Style musical : Traditional Country, Progressive Country, Contemporary Country

Years in activity :

1910 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 90 2000 10

DISCOGRAPHY

Singles

10/1978 SP MCA 40962 (US) Bull And The Beaver (with Merle HAGGARD / I'm Gettin' High (with Merle HAGGARD)
05/1983 SP MERCURY MR 812214 (US) We're Strangers Again (with Merle HAGGARD) / Sally Let Your Bangs Hang Down (with Merle HAGGARD)
09/1983 SP MERCURY MR 814359 (US) Waitin' For The Good Life To Come (with Merle HAGGARD) / ?
07/1984 SP MERCURY MR 880139 (US) It's Cold In California (with Merle HAGGARD) / ?

Albums

02/1970 LP 12" HICKORY LPS-151 (US) THAT WILLIAMS GIRL - Circle Of Friends / I Narrowed This Triangle Down To Two / Papa's Medicine Show / Baby We're Really In Love / This Ain't A Home No More / When I Stop Dreaming / Once More / Broadminded / They'll Never Take His Love From Me / Woman's Man / Ten Minutes Till Heartaches / I Want Some More Of This
08/1972 LP 12" HICKORY LPS-165 (US) THE BEST OF LEONA WILLIAMS - Happy Anniversary Baby / Gentleman On My Mind / Tom Lucus / Country Music In My Soul / Boys And Lucy Brown / Yes Ma'm (He Found Me In A Honky Tonk) / Country Girl With Hot Pants On / He's Just You Made Over / Out Of Hand / Ain't That Fine / How Great Thou Art
09/1976 LP 12" MCA 2212 (US) SAN QUENTIN'S FIRST LADY - LIVE - Introduction / I'm Just Here To Get My Baby Out Of Jail / Cotton Eyed Joe / Prisons Aren't Only For Men / Goodbye Comes Hard For Me / I Wonder Where I'll Find You At Tonight / Workin' Girl Blues / If Anyone Ought To Know / Yes Ma'm This One Can / San Quentin
1977 LP 12" DJM 22060 (UK) A WOMAN WALKED AWAY - Happy Anniversary Baby / Woman's Man / Broadminded / I Narrowed This Triangle Down To Two / This Ain't A Home No More / Anything Goes / Ten Minutes Till Heartaches / They'll Never Take His Love From Me / When I Stop Dreaming / I'm Not Supposed To Love You Anymore / I Spent A Week There Last Night / He's Just You Made Over / Gentleman On My Mind / Yes Ma'm (He Found Me In A Honky Tonk)
06/1983 LP 12" MERCURY M1 812 183 (US) HEART TO HEART - Merle HAGGARD & Leona WILLIAMS - Heart To Heart Talk / Let's Pretend We're Not Married Tonight / You Can't Break The Chains Of Love / Waltz Across Texas / We're Strangers Again / Waitin' On The Good Life To Come / Don't Ever Let Your Lover Sleep Alone / It's Cold In California / I'll Never Be Free / Sally Let Your Bangs Hang Down
1984 LP 12" MERCURY 822424 (US) SOMEDAY WHEN THINGS ARE GOOD - We Agree That We Must Be In Love / Someday When Things Are Good / More I See Of Those Cowboys / Midnight Love / You Sure Make Cheatin' Seem Easy / Telephone Line / You Take Me For Granted / I Dropped Your Name / Melted Down Memories / My First Night Away From Home
1999 CD LEONA LR-99 (US) MELTED DOWN MEMORIES - I Ain't Gonna Think About You / Melted Down Memories / Guitar Pickin' Song / He's Just You Made Over / Where The Soul Of Man Never Dies / You Weren't There / Telephone Line / Someday When Things Are Good / Rock Me To Sleep / You Take Me For Granted / Broken Record / Where No One Stands Alone / I'm Almost Ready / My First Night Away From Home
2000 CD LOVESHINE ? (SW) A TASTE OF LIFE - No Love Line / Way It Was / Taste Of Life / Honky Tonk Moon / I've Got To Stop Lovin' You / Good Morning / You Weren't There / Rock Me To Sleep / Home Is Where My Heart Lies / Miracle / Virginia / Dad's Old Fiddle
07/2001 CD Bear Family BCD 16411 (GER) Old Loves Never Die - LEONA WILLIAMS - MERLE HAGGARD - Heart To Heart Talk / Let's Pretend We're Not Married Tonight / You Can't Break The Chains Of Love / Waltz Across Texas / We're Strangers Again / Waitin' On The Good Life To Come / Don't Ever Let Your Lover Sleep Alone / It's Cold In California / I'll Never Be Free / Sally Let Your Bangs Hang Down / We Agree That We Must Be In Love / Someday When Things Are Good / The More I See Of Those Cowboys / Midnight Love / You Sure Make Cheatin' Seem Easy / The Telephone Line / You Take Me For Granted / I Dropped Your Name / Melted Down Memories / My First Night Away From Home / Divorce On The Rocks / Old Loves Never Die / Waitin' For My Turn / Too Long A Time To Say Goodbye / Love And Honor / Tiny White Circle / Thinking Of Me / Tommy Lasorda
10/2004 CD HEART OF TEXAS 104 (US) HONORARY TEXAN - Yes Ma'm (He Found Me In A Honky Tonk) / Don't Leave The Leaving Up To Me / Dance Till The Cows Come Home|You'd Be Home By Now|I've Called To Say I Love You One More Time|Arms Of A Fool / Things I Almost Had With You / Don't Sing Me No Songs About Texas / I Never Go Around Mirrors / Memories To Burn / Nobody's Darlin' But Mine / Goodbye's Come Hard For Me / I Walked From Dallas / Misery
11/2005 CD HEART OF TEXAS 113 (US) I LOVE YOU BECAUSE - Before You Loose It All / I Fall Easy / Blue Darlin' / It's Tearing This Ole Heart Right Out Of Me / Yearning (To Kiss You) / Dallas / I Love You Because / I Barely Am Getting By / After I Sing All My Songs / Three Nickles And A Dime / From Dallas To Nashville With Love / Texas Fiddle Song
07/2008 CD AH-HA 8926 (US) LEONA WILLIAMS SINGS MERLE HAGGARD - Workin' Girl Blues / Bottle Let Me Down / It's Not Love (But It's Not Bad) / Today I Started Loving You Again / If We're Not Back In Love By Monday / Daddy Frank (The Guitar Man) / You Take Me For Granted / Fightin' Side Of Me / Hungry Eyes / Someday When Things Are Good / If We Make It Through December / Okie From Muskogee / Everybody's Had The Blues / Trying Not To Love You / Someday We'll Be Together
09/2008 CD HEART OF TEXAS 135 (US) NEW PATCHES - New Patches / I'm Too Good To Be Better Than Nothing Again / You Put Out An Old Flame Last Night / I'm Getting Better At Just Getting By These Days / Many Happy Hangovers To You / He's Just On My Mind Again / Somewhere In Colorado / When He Touches Me / Manhattan Kansas / I Can't Help It (If I'm Still In Love With You) / Ole George / For God And Country
2009 CD LEONA LW-2008 (US) duoS - Best Friends / Waltz Across Texas / Where No One Stands Alone / We Must Have Been Out Of Our Minds / Two Lips Away / Cheatin' Fire / Somewhere Between / Dear John / If Teardrops Were Pennies / Wall|Each Season Chanhges You / Let's Pretend We're Not Married / Yearning (To Kiss You) / As Long As I Live / We Sure Make Good Love / Letter To George
2009 CD LEONA ? (US) GREATEST HITS :
CD 1 : I Can't Tell My Heart That / I'd Rather Die (Loving Him) / I'm Not Supposed To Love You Anymore / Since I'm Not With The One I Love (I'll Love The One I'm With) / Somewhere Inside / Tom Lucas / Watch Her Go / Out Of Hand / Just Because Of You / I Just Wanted You To Be Proud Of Me / How Great Thou Art / Happy Anniversary Baby / Ain't That Fine / Anything Goes (Til' Everything's Gone) / Babe Just For You / Everybody Loves Me But You
CD 2 : Once More / Country Girl With Hot Pants On / Yes Mam He Found Me In A Honky Tonk / Papa's Medicine Show / Baby We're Really In Love / This Ain't A Home No More / When I Stop Dreaming / Broad Minded / A Woman's Man / Ten Minutes Till Heartaches / I Want Some More Of This / He's Just You Made Over / Country Music In My Soul / This Old Place Is Gone / Your Shoeshine Girl / I Spent A Week There Last Night / If I'd Only Listened To Mama And Dad / A Gentleman On My Mind / A Woman's Life Is More Than Just A Man / The Circle Of Friends / I Narrowed This Triangle Down To Two

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