Chanteuse Country US née Helen Lorene Johnson, le 6 Décembre 1941 à Monroe City (Missouri).

Helen Cornelius was known to country music fans as a singer/songwriter, but she also danced, acted, and played several instruments. She was born Helen Lorene Johnson in Monroe City, MO, and grew up on a farm with older brothers who played in bands. She and her sisters Judy and Sharon formed a trio, and their supportive father took the girls to their gigs. Eventually Cornelius left her sisters and began touring with her backup band, the Crossroads.
After graduating from high school, Cornelius married and worked as a secretary. She returned to touring during the '60s and became a songwriter, gaining recognition in 1970 when she was signed as a writer to Columbia/Screen Gems Music after submitting a demo tape. After the company folded, Cornelius sent a tape to Jerry Crutchfield and began working for MCA Music; he later helped her sign with Columbia Records. In 1973, she came to Nashville and recorded two unsuccessful singles, later signing to RCA. She released her first single for the label in 1975; neither it nor its follow-up charted.
The key to success proved to be Ferguson's pairing of Cornelius with Jim Ed Brown. The duo debuted in 1976 with "I Don't Want to Have to Marry You," which soon became a major hit. She again tried a solo single, "There's Always a Goodbye," but it did nothing. She had no other hits until her duo with Brown on "Saying Hello, Saying I Love You, Saying Goodbye" became a Top Three success. Later in 1976, the two began appearing regularly on the TV series Nashville on the Road. Cornelius went out on tour with Brown's road show and also made her debut on the Grand Ole Opry.
In 1978, she and Brown had more chart success with two Top 15 duo singles, "I'll Never Be Free" and "If the World Ran Out of Love Tonight," and Cornelius scored a solo hit with "What Cha Doin' After Midnight Baby." The Cornelius/Brown hit streak continued until 1981, when Cornelius, feeling as though she was losing her identity as a performer, decided to break up the duo. She then released "Love Never Comes Easy," which made it to the Top 50. Her next hit came in 1983, the year she also worked as a spokesperson for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. In 1984, Cornelius changed directions and joined the road revival of Annie Get Your Gun, also touring with the Statler Brothers. She released a self-titled album in 1985, and three years later, she joined Brown for the Reunited Tour '88.
The 1990s saw the grand opening of Helen Cornelius' Nashville South, located in the thick of Gatlinburg, TN, a thriving entertainment district. The facility featured live country entertainment by Cornelius and her band nightly, and saddles for stools in the cocktail lounge. 2002 and 2003 found Cornelius performing at the Jim Stafford theater in Branson, MO, as a rotating part of the women-in-country entertainment production Us Girls!.

http://www.helencornelius.net/ 

Talents : Singer, Songwriter, Guitar, Piano, Actress, Dancer

Style musical : Country-Pop

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Years in activity :

1910 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 90 2000 10

DISCOGRAPHY

Singles

06/1971 SP CAPITOL 3116 (US) You're Too Much For Me / Your Love Must Be Free
07/1973 SP COLUMBIA 4-45921 (US) If I Go On / Tweedle Dee Dee
12/1973 SP COLUMBIA 4-45980 (US) Little Sugar Plum / Patchwork Girl
11/1975 SP RCA VICTOR PB 10451 (US) I'd Love You All Over / We Still Sing Love Songs In Missouri
03/1976 SP RCA VICTOR PB 10629 (US) Morning Made For Lovin' / Only Lovers
07/1976 SP RCA VICTOR PB 10711 (US) Jim Ed BROWN & Helen CORNELIUS - I Don't Want To Have To Marry You / Have I Told You Lately That I Love You
09/1976 SP RCA VICTOR PB 10795 (US) Only Road Worth Taking / There's Always A Goodbye
11/1976 SP RCA VICTOR PB 10822 (US) Jim Ed BROWN & Helen CORNELIUS - Saying Hello Saying I Love You / My Heart Cries For You
03/1977 SP RCA VICTOR PB 10967 (US) Jim Ed BROWN & Helen CORNELIUS - Born Believer / Here Today And Gone Tomorrow
07/1977 SP RCA VICTOR PB 11044 (US) Jim Ed BROWN & Helen CORNELIUS - If It Ain't Love By Now / It Takes So Long
11/1977 SP RCA VICTOR PB 11162 (US) Jim Ed BROWN & Helen CORNELIUS - Fall Softly Snow / Natividad
02/1978 SP RCA VICTOR PB 11220 (US) Jim Ed BROWN & Helen CORNELIUS - I'll Never Be Free / Baby You Know How I Love You
06/1978 SP RCA VICTOR PB 11304 (US) Jim Ed BROWN & Helen CORNELIUS - If The World Run Out Of Love / Blue Ridge Mountains
07/1978 SP RCA VICTOR GB-11332 (US) Jim Ed BROWN & Helen CORNELIUS - Saying Hello Saying I Love You Saying Goodbye / I Don't Have To Marry You
10/1978 SP RCA VICTOR PB 11375 (US) What 'Cha Doin' After Midnight Baby / Oh, What A Night For Love
11/1978 SP RCA VICTOR PB 11435 (US) Jim Ed BROWN & Helen CORNELIUS - You Don't Bring Me Flowers  / Dear Memory
03/1979 SP RCA VICTOR PB 11532 (US) Jim Ed BROWN & Helen CORNELIUS - Lying In Love With You / Let's Take A Long Long Way
07/1979 SP RCA VICTOR PB 11672 (US) Jim Ed BROWN & Helen CORNELIUS - Fools / I Think About You
11/1979 SP RCA VICTOR PB 11753 (US) It Started With A Kiss / I'm Changing
02/1980 SP RCA VICTOR PB 11927 (US) Jim Ed BROWN & Helen CORNELIUS - Morning Comes Too Early / Emotions
06/1980 SP RCA VICTOR PB 12037 (US) Jim Ed BROWN & Helen CORNELIUS - Bedroom / Everything Is Changing
04/1981 SP RCA VICTOR PB 12220 (US) Jim Ed BROWN & Helen CORNELIUS - Don't Bother To Knock / Dear Memory
08/1981 SP ELEKTRA E-47190 (US) Where Did Our Love Go / Spending Time Making Love And Going Crazy
11/1981 SP ELEKTRA E-47232 (US) O Holy Night / Silent Night (Joe SUN)
11/1981 SP ELEKTRA E-47237 (US) Love Never Comes Easy / Losing You
11/1983 SP AMERI-CAN 11-1011 (US) If Your Heart's A Rolling Stone / ?


Albums

09/1976 LP 12" RCA VICTOR APL1-2024 (US) I DON'T WANT TO HAVE TO MARRY LOU - Jim Ed BROWN & Helen CORNELIUS - Love Was What We Had / I've Rode With The Best / I Don't Want To Have To Marry You / I'm Leaving It Up To You / Saying Hello Saying I Love You Saying Goodbye / My Heart Cries For You / One Man Woman One Woman Man / Burning Bridges / There's Always A Goodbye / Have I Told You Lately That I Love You
07/1977 LP 12" RCA VICTOR APL1-2399 (US) BORN BELIEVER - Jim Ed BROWN & Helen CORNELIUS - If It Ain't Love By Now / It Takes So Long / Born Believer / Ready To Take My Chances / Time / There's Nothing Like The Love Between A Woman And A Man / Here Today And Gone Tomorrow / Room Without A Door / Making Plans / You And Me Alone
04/1978 LP 12" RCA VICTOR APL1-2781 (US) I'LL NEVER BE FREE - Jim Ed BROWN & Helen CORNELIUS - I'll Never Be Free / Feeling You / Run Baby Run / Lay Down The Burdens Of Your Heart / Nobody Else In The World / Do You Wanna Make Love / Baby You Know / Old Fashioned Kind Of Love / Beautiful Times In Between / Take Me I'm Yours
03/1979 LP 12" RCA VICTOR AHL1-3258 (US) JIM ED AND HELEN - Jim Ed BROWN & Helen CORNELIUS - Dear Memory / United We Stand / If The World Ran Out Of Love Tonight / Can I Pick You Up / If I'd Only Known It Was The Last Time / Lying In Love With You / Let's Take The Long Way Around The World / Lovin' You Lovin' Me Lovin' You / You Don't Bring Me Flowers / Think About You
05/1980 LP 12" RCA VICTOR AHL1-3562 (US) ONE MAN ONE WOMAN - Jim Ed BROWN & Helen CORNELIUS - Fools / Born To Be With You / Endlessly / Everything Is Changing / Morning Comes Too Early / Best Kept Secret / One Man One Woman / Fooled Again / Bedroom / Emotions / What A Friend I Have In You
04/1981 LP 12" RCA VICTOR AHL1-3999 (US) GREATEST HITS - Jim Ed BROWN & Helen CORNELIUS - I Don't Want To Have To Marry You / If The World Ran Out Of Love Tonight / Bedroom / Born Believer / Morning Comes Too Early / Lying In Love With You / You Don't Bring Me Flowers / Saying Hello Saying I Love You Saying Goodbye / Fools / Don't Bother To Knock
1981 LP 12" RCA VICTOR AYL1-4065 (US) I DON'T WANT TO HAVE TO MARRY YOU - Jim Ed BROWN & Helen CORNELIUS - Love Was What We Had (Jim Ed BROWN & Helen CORNELIUS) / I Don't Want To Have To Marry You (Jim Ed BROWN & Helen CORNELIUS) / I'm Leaving It All Up To You (Jim Ed BROWN & Helen CORNELIUS) / Saying Hello, Saying I Love You, Saying Foodbye(Jim Ed BROWN & Helen CORNELIUS) / My Heart Cries For You (Jim Ed BROWN & Helen CORNELIUS) / One Man Woman, One Woman Man (Jim Ed BROWN & Helen CORNELIUS) - Burning Bridges (Jim Ed BROWN & Helen CORNELIUS) / Have I Told You Lately That I Love You (Jim Ed BROWN & Helen CORNELIUS) / I've Rode With The Best (Jim Ed BROWN) / There's Always A Goodbye (Helen CORNELIUS)
1985 LP 12" MCA / DOT MCA-39034 (US) HELEN CORNELIUS - Don't Bother To Knock / Mama He's Crazy / Love Is Too Close To Be Too Far Away / The Time Of My Life / He Thinks Hearts Were Made To Break / Give Me One More Chance / You Don't Bring Me Flowers / I Don't Want To Have To MarryYou / Old Friends / God Bless The U.S.A.
02/1992 CD RCA 55979-2-R 5US) GREATEST HITS - Jim Ed BROWN & Helen CORNELIUS - I Don't Want To Have To MarryYou / Morning Comes To Early / Saying Hello, Saying I Love You / Fools / Lying In Love With You / Don't Bother To Knock / If The World Ran Out Of LoveTonight
1999 CD RENAISSANCE  CDR 227 (US) ANTHOLOGY - Jim Ed BROWN & Helen CORNELIUS - Born Believer / Don't Bother To Knock / Fall Softly Snow / Fools / Have I Told You Lately / I Don't Want To Have To Marry You / If It Ain't Love By Now / If The World Ran Out Of Love Tonight / I'll Never Be Free / I'm Leaving It All Up To You / I've Rode With The Best / Lying In Love With You / Morning Comes Too Early / One Man Woman One Woman Man / Saying Hello Saying I Love You Saying Goodbye / Bedroom / There's Always A Goodbye / Whatcha Doin' After Midnight Baby / You Don't Bring Me Flowers / You're The Part Of Me
???? CD ? (US) ENCORE - Paper Roses / Old Friends / End Of The World / Could I Have This Dance / I'm Not Lisa / Under Your Spell Again / Blue Bayou / The Rose / Just A Closer Walk With Thee / Send In The Clowns
???? CD ? (US)

FOR HIM I SING - His Eye Is On The Sparrow - When We All Get To Heaven / In The Garden / The Light / Just A Closer Walk With Thee / Softly And Gently / The Lighthouse / Love Will Roll Away The Clouds / Swing Low, Sweet Chariot; Until Then / It Is No Secret

???? 2 CD ? (US) ON MY OWN :
CD 1 : Love Never Comes Easy / Trains / Love Must Have Been Something Back Then / Spendin' Time, Makin Love, Goin' Crazy / Old Friends / Where Did Our Love Go / Before I Find Out Where I Stand / Everybody Thinks We're Only Lovers / Little Sugar Plum / Because / We Still Sing Love Songs In Missouri / Cryin' On My Pillow
CD 2 : Lincoln Audrey / I Only Cheated A Little / I'm Changing / It Started With A Smile / Tweedle Dee Dee / I'd Love You All Over / Your Love Has Got A Hold On Me / Can't You Get It Thru' Your Heart / Whatcha Doin' After Midnight Baby / Rainy Nights / The Rose / If Your Heart's A Rolling Stone
???? CD ? (US) TOGETHER AGAIN - Jim Ed BROWN & Helen CORNELIUS - Who's In The Mood / I Just Want You / Rockin' Years / God Gave Me You / I Hurt; Guilty / Hard Times For Lovers / Couple Of Dreamers / Everybody's Gonna Want What We Got / Old Time Lovers
???? 2 CD ? (US) DOUBLE HITS COLLECTION - Helen CORNELIUS & Jim Ed BROWN :
CD 1 : Lyin' In Love / United We Stand / You Don't Bring Me Flowers / Born Believer / Here Today, Gone Tomorrow / If It Ain't Love By Now / Making Plans / I Don't Want To Have To Marry You / Sayin' Hello, Sayin' I Love You, Sayin' Goodbye / I'll Never Be Free / Lay Down The Burden Of Your Heart / Have I Told You Lately That I Love You / Fools / Morning Comes Too Early
CD 2 : Fooled Again / I'm Leavin' It Up To You / What A Friend I Have In You / If The World Ran Out Of Love / Time / The Bedroom / Fall Softly Snow / Don't Bother To Knock / One Man Woman, One Woman Man / Born To Be With You / Everything Is Changing / Do You Want To Make Love / Baby You Know / Beautiful Times

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