Track Issues On Late Music Man Shelby Singleton’s Birthday
Nashville, TN (December 16, 2020) – Margie Singleton’s timeless track, “Missing You,” lands at Country radio today. “There are as many types of love as there are love songs,” Margie reflects. “Shelby and I were married for 16 years. Life is funny though, and we went our separate ways. Our marriage produced two wonderful sons, Stephen and Sidney. I’m honoring them both today, by releasing this beautiful song, “Missing You,” written by Stephen, on what would have been their father’s 89th birthday.”
“This ole heart of mine is surely gonna break
Don’t know how much more it’s gonna take
Missing you I’m missing you
Never would’a thought it would turn out this way
You swore you’d love me till my dying day
Tell me what am I gonna do
About this ole heart of mine missing you” (Stephen Shelby Singleton)
Margie knew this song would make “the cut” when she, her son Stephen and co-producer Derrick Dexter Mathis first began discussing the NEVER MIND project. “When he wrote this song several years ago, I fell in love with it,” she recalls. “It’s always touched me, and he’s always wanted me to record it. So here we are – and we’re pretty excited.”
The media is enthusiastically onboard, noting of the EP:
“Lingering in the hallowed vocal space between Loretta Lynn’s boldness and Tammy Wynette’s tear-stained pathos, Singleton’s sound is vintage Country but there are touches of Blues, Soul and Pop. . . Margie delivers with an ageless quality that belies her 85 years.” – Music Matters Magazine
“A rich, emotional, “FCC Clean” collection, this is a joy for Country music connoisseurs and also makes an excellent holiday gift.” – Midwest Book & CD Review
“This restart on Singleton’s career displays her lifetime of experience and skill in a brief but engaging and particularly charming effort that hopefully is the first of many more to come.” – Take Effect
Recently completed media interviews include Big John Trimble’s Radio Show, Billy Bowles Swinging Country Radio Show, Wide Open Country, Fastline Fast Track Podcast, Backstage Pass Podcast, Whiskey & Cigarettes Syndicated Radio Show, Making A Scene Magazine, and The Chris & Sandy Podcast.
Fans can purchase special copies of this limited-edition EP via her website store and all popular streaming platforms.
Married at 13 and a mother a year later, the Louisiana native pursued music against almost unbearable odds – and succeeded. During seven decades in the music industry, she has sung nine Top-40 Country hits and recorded duets with George Jones, Faron Young and Leon Ashley. As a songwriter, Singleton wrote and co-wrote numerous hits for others, including “Lie to Me” (an R&B hit for Brook Benton), “She Understands Me” (a Pop hit for Johnny Tillotson) and Leon Ashley’s Country hit, “Laura (What’s He Got That I Ain’t Got)?” Additionally, her songs were recorded by Tammy Wynette, Claude King, Charley Pride, Lynn Anderson, Trini Lopez, Jerry Lee Lewis, David Houston, The Newbeats, Dave Dudley, Brian Hyland, Red Sovine and “The French Elvis,” Johnny Hallyday. She has performed as a backup vocalist on hundreds of recording sessions, sung on the Grand Ole Opry and appeared in the movie Road to Nashville. She is an inductee of the Atlanta Country Music Hall of Fame (2017), the Independent Country Music Hall of Fame (2017) and the North American Country Music Hall of Fame (2018). She has been honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award from The Academy of Local Musicians (2017) and earned four B.M.I. airplay achievement awards (1962, 1967, 1968, 1969). She resides in Hendersonville, TN.
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