Did you know that on this day in Country Music History in 1996 Patty Loveless topped the Billboard country chart with "You Can Feel Bad"?

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Here are 5 facts about Patty Loveless.

  • Born Patty Lee Ramey on January 4, 1957, in Pikeville, Kentucky, Patty Loveless was the sixth of seven children born to John and Naomie Ramey.
  • Her first paid singing gig, for which she earned $5, took place at an event called the Lincoln Jamboree.
  • Dolly Parton showed Loveless the ropes of the Nashville scene.
  • She married Terry Lovelace in 1976. (Which is where she got her stage name Patty Loveless.) They divorced in 1985. She married her producer Emory Gordy Jr., in 1989.
  • In the fall of 1992, Loveless' tour was cut short when she found out that she had a leaking blood vessel on her vocal chords, requiring immediate surgery. She canceled tour dates and stopped the planned record to have the surgery. After a few months of complete silence, she went back into the studio to record again; her first single became a smash No. 1 hit, and her new album, Only What I Feel, went platinum.
  • In 2010, she was inducted as the 65th member of the Grand Old Opry, Nashville's prestigious country showcase.