Jan Howard

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Jan Howard
Jan Singing on the Opry in Brown Jacket (cropped) (3).jpg
Background information
Birth nameLula Grace Johnson
Also known asJan Howard
Born(1929-03-13)March 13, 1929
West Plains, Missouri, U.S.
DiedMarch 28, 2020(2020-03-28) (aged 91)
Gallatin, Tennessee, U.S.
GenresCountry, Nashville Sound
Occupation(s)Singer, Songwriter, Actress
InstrumentsVocals
Years active1960 – 2020
LabelsChallenge Records
Decca Records
Con Brio Records
Associated actsHarlan Howard, Bill Anderson, Wynn Stewart, Jeannie Seely, Dottie West, Connie Smith, Patsy Cline, Loretta Lynn
WebsiteJan Howard Official Site

Jan Howard (born Lula Grace Johnson; March 13, 1929 – March 28, 2020) was an American country music singer-songwriter and Grand Ole Opry star. She was one of country music's trailblazing female vocalists during the height of her career in the mid-1960s.

Her last name (Howard) comes from her ex-husband, legendary singer-songwriter, Harlan Howard.

Jan Howard's bigggest hit and signature song is the 1966 classic Country hit, "Evil on Your Mind", which has been featured in the book, Heartaches By the Number: The 500 Greatest Country Music Singles. In the late 60s and early 70s, she dueted with Bill Anderson, on a number of hits that hit the Top 10, including the No. 1 hit "For Loving You".

Howard died on March 28, 2020 in Gallatin, Tennessee of pneumonia at the age of 91.[1]

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