In she completed her studies at Stetson University, in DeLand, Florida, where she had majored in physical education, and travelled to Nashville at the suggestion of a songwriter friend who believed that her vocal talents would help sell his songs to the city's music publishers.
One of these publishers, Charlie Lamb, of Sound Format, was impressed by her voice and introduced her to one of the creators of the famed "Nashville Sound", the producer Owen Bradley.
Two years later, Bradley signed her to the Decca label and she recorded a series of minor singles before finally breaking into the Top Ten with a fine version of Ray Griff's "Baby" Operated by Jim Reeves' widow, Mary Reeves Davis, the label proved a supportive if not particularly successful musical home for Burgess. Unable to handle the pressures associated with the music business, Wilma Burgess retired during the mid-Seventies and eventually opened Nashville's first women-only bar.
In she returned briefly to the spotlight when, having bought Patsy Cline's former home, she discovered rare tapes of the singer's early television appearances in her attic. You can find our Community Guidelines in full here.
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He would not reveal how much. But there sure were "a lot of hoops" that he had to jump through before the deal was set he also has other Patsy Cline recordings that MCA might be interested in. Frazee was a Patsy Cline fan long before he discovered the Cimarron Ballroom tape.
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Artist Overview Albums Digital Music. Top Albums More Formats No results were found for that selection. Close misty blue LP. Misty Blue. Satin Sheets. Don't Touch Me. Tear Time. There Goes My Everything.Wilma Charlene Burgess, singer: born Orlando, Florida 11 June ; died Nashville, Tennessee 26 August Wilma Burgess enjoyed a clutch of country hits during the latter part of the s.