More Country Stars That Struck Gold

Janie Fricke

Net Worth: $10 million Venture: The Statler Brothers Show. Janie Fricke was one of the most famous country singers during the ’80s, she is best remembered for her incredible ballads, including “Down to My Last Broken Heart” and “I’ll Need Someone to Hold Me (When I Cry)”. The singer had many number-one singles during the ’80s was awarded the Female Vocalist of the Year in 1982, 1983 and 1984 by Country Music Association Awards, Academy of Country Music Awards and Music City News Country respectively. She has received three Grammy nominations for her songs “What’re You Doin’ Tonight,” “Your Heart’s Not in It,” and She’s Single Again.
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Fricke’s rise to fame began after producing a lot of uncredited background work for other artists, including Dolly Parton, Barbara Mandrell, Crystal Gayle, Ronnie Milsap, Lynn Anderson, Tanya Tucker, Conway Twitty and Eddie Rabbitt. Over time, she began to attract attention from interested fans until her 1977 debut. Despite Fricke‚Äôs career slowing down considerably since the 2000s, she is still actively involved in the music industry and attends various events. Her 2004 album, “The Bluegrass Sessions”, was the last major release from the famous singer and songwriter