Chanteuse Country US née Sylvia Jane Kirby le 9 Décembre 1956 à Kokomo (Indiana).

Growing up in Kokomo, IN, Sylvia moved to Nashville around Christmas of 1975 with a definite game plan: get a job as a secretary, get to know influential people in town, and build a career as a recording artist. The plan worked. She picked up a job as the receptionist for Pi-Gem Music, headed by record producer Tom Collins. She started singing on demo sessions, and Collins helped her secure a recording contract with RCA.
Since she'd never performed live before, Sylvia ended up learning to do concerts at the same time she was making hit records. With an engaging voice, a bubbly personality, and a beautiful appearance, Sylvia was practically a marketing dream, and Collins built her sound around catchy melodies and strong backbeats. Songs like "Drifter" (number one, 1981), "The Matador" (1981), "Nobody" (number one, 1982), and "Like Nothing Ever Happened" (1982) became big hits; "Nobody" even crossed over into the pop Top 40. The material was often lyrically shallow, however, and Sylvia grew increasingly frustrated. She left Collins and recorded a pair of albums with record producer Brent Maher. The second was never released. Sylvia, instead, was dropped by RCA in 1987.
She used the opportunity for personal growth (she toured almost constantly during the height of her career and was emotionally drained) and to develop as a songwriter. In 1992, she re-emerged as a touring artist and pursued a recording deal with self-penned material that was inner-directed and uplifting.

Talents : Vocals

Style musical : Country Pop, Soft Rock, Urban Cowboy

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Years in activity :

1910 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 90 2000 10

DISCOGRAPHY

Singles

09/1979 SP RCA VICTOR PB-11735 (US) . You Don't Miss A Thing / Cry Baby Cry
04/1980 SP RCA VICTOR PB-11958 (US) . It Don't Hurt To Dream / No News Is Good News
08/1980 SP RCA VICTOR PB-12077 (US) . Tumbleweed / Anytime Anyplace
01/1981 SP RCA VICTOR PB-12164 (US) Drifter / Missin' You
04/1981 SP RCA VICTOR PB-12214 (US) The Matador / Cry Baby Cry
1981 SP RCA PB-12214 (S) The Matador / Cry Baby Cry
08/1981 SP RCA VICTOR PB-12302 (US) . Heart On The Mend / Rainbow Rider
12/1981 SP RCA VICTOR PB-13020 (US) . Sweet Yesterday / I Feel Cheated
05/1982 SP RCA VICTOR PB-13223 (US) . Nobody / I'll Make It Right With You
1982 SP RCA  RCA 298 (UK) Nobody / I'll Make It Right With You
1982 SP RCA VICTOR PB 3223 (GER)

Nobody / I'll Make It Right With You

1982 SP RCA RCA 298 (UK)

Nobody /  I'll Make It Right With You

1982 SP RCA RPS-92 (JAP) Nobody /  I'll Make It Right With You
09/1982 SP RCA VICTOR PB-13330 (US) . Like Nothing Ever Happened / Drifter
02/1983 SP RCA VICTOR GB-13490 (US) . Like Nothing Ever Happened / Nobody
03/1983 SP RCA VICTOR PB-13501 (US) . Snapshot / Tonight I'm Gettin' Friendly With The Blues
1983 SP RCA RPS-114 (JAP) Snapshot / Tonight I'm Gettin' Friendly With The Blues
07/1983 SP RCA VICTOR PB-13589 (US) . Boys Gets Around / Who's Kidding Who
11/1983 SP RCA VICTOR PB-13689 (US) . I Never Quite Get Back (From Loving You) / So Complete
02/1984 SP RCA VICTOR PB-13755 (US) Victims Of Goodbye / Unguarded Moments
07/1984 SP RCA VICTOR PB-13838 (US) . Love Over Old Times / I Just Don't Have The Heart
01/1985 SP RCA VICTOR PB-13997 (US) . Fallin' In Love / True Blue
05/1985 SP RCA VICTOR PB-14107 (US) . Cry Just A Little Bit / Only The Shadows Know
11/1985 SP RCA VICTOR PB-14217 (US) . I Love You By Heart (with Michael JOHNSON) / Eyes Like Mine (with Michael JOHNSON)
06/1986 SP RCA VICTOR PB-14375 (US) . Nothin' Ventured, Nothin' Gained / Come To Me
02/1987 SP RCA VICTOR 5127-7-R (US) . Straight From My Heart / Makes You Wanna Slow Down

Albums

03/1981 LP 12" RCA VICTOR AHL1-3986 (US) DRIFTER - Drifter / Tumbleweed / I'm Going With Him / It Don't Hurt To Dream / Matador / Whippoorwill / Heart On The Mend / Cry Baby Cry / Missin' You / Rainbow Rider
05/1982 LP 12" RCA VICTOR AHL1-4312 (US) JUST SYLVIA - Nobody / Mirage / Sweet Yesterday / You're A Legend In Your Own Mind / You Can't Go Back Home / Like Nothing Ever Happened / I'll Make It Right With You / Not Tonight / I Feel Cheated / The Mill Song (Everybody's Got A Dream)
1982 LP 12" Westwood One ‎LG 82-50 (US) (transcription)

Live From Gilley's - The Letter / Don't It Make You Wanna Dance / Tumbleweed / Goodhearted Woman / Crazy / Heart On The Mend / Drifter / Sweet Yesterday / Higher & Higher / Like Nothing Ever Happened / Not Tonight / Nobody / The Matador

1982 LP 12" RCA RCALP 3108 (UK)

Sweet Yesterday - Nobody / Mirage / Drifter / Sweet Yesterday / You're A Legend In Your Own Mind / Cry Baby Cry / You Can't Go Back Home / Like Nothing Ever Happened / It Don't Hurt To Dream / Not Tonight / I Feel Cheated / Missin' You / The Mill Song (Everybody's Got A Dream) / I'll Make It Right With You

03/1983 LP 12" RCA VICTOR AHL1 4672 (US) SNAPSHOT - Snapshop / Tonight I'm Gettin' Friendly With The Blues / Winter Heart / Bobby's In Vicksburg / Gone But Not Forgotten / Boy Gets Around / Who's Kidding Who / Jason / So Complete / I Never Quite Got Back (From Loving You)
03/1984 LP 12" RCA VICTOR AHL1 4960 (US) SURPRISE - Give 'em Rhythm / Unguarded Moments / Victims Of Goodbye / Isn't It Always Love / Love Over Old Times / I Just Don't Have The Heart / One Foot On The Street / On The Other Side Of Midnight / Surprise / It's Still There
02/1985 LP 12" RCA VICTOR AHL1-5413 (US) ONE STEP CLOSER - Fallin' In Love / One Step Closer / Breakin' It, Cry Just A Little Bit / I Can't Help The Way I Don't Feel / Read All About It / Only The Shadows Know / I Love You By Heart / True Blue / Eyes Like Mine
11/1986 CD RCA 5618-1-R (US) GREATEST HITS - Nobody / Tumbleweed / Drifter / Cry Just A Little Bit / Fallin' In Love / Straight From My Heart / Sweet Yesterday / Never My Love / Snapshot
1986 LP 12" Westwood One ‎LG 86-40 (US) (transcription) Live From Gilley's - Give Em Rhythm / Read All About It / Sylvia Hits Medley / One Step Closer / Breakin' It / Never Got Back / Like Nothing Ever Happened / Eyes Like Mine / Cry Just A Little Bit / Fallin' In Love / Matador / Nobody
07/1996 CD Red Pony SH 796-CD (US)

The Real Story - Soon As I Find My Voice / I've Been Down Too Long / Chance Encounter / Hand Me Down / Even A Cowboy Can Dream / See How Much I Love You / Sweet Shall Your Welcome Be / The Real Story / Whole Heart / Thank God I'm Coming Home / More Than It Has Ever Rained / Sonom / I Will Not Forget You

10/1997 CD RENAISSANCE RMED-0210 (US) ANTHOLOGY - You Don't Miss A Thing / It Don't Hurt To Dream / Tumbleweed / Drifter / Matador / Heart On The Mend / Sweet Yesterday / Nobody / Like Nothing Ever Happened / Snapshot / Boy Gets Around / I Never Quite Got Back / Victims Of Goodbye / Love Over Old Times / One Step Closer / Fallin' In Love / Cry Just A Little Bit / I Love You By Heart / Nothin' Ventured Nothin' Gained / Straight From My Heart / Never My Love / Knockin' Around / Blame It On Love / Turn My Heart Away
12/2001 CD Red Pony RPR-1101 (US)

Where In The World - Where In The World / Dance With Father Time / Crazy Nightingale / Bird On A Wire / Marcie / Arrow / Bus Stop / In My Life / Watching Life With The Sound Turned Down / Song Of Bernadette / Nobody

09/2002 CD RCA 07863-65125-2 (US) RCA COUNTRY LEGENDS - Tumbleweed / Nobody / Cry Baby Cry / No News Is Good News / Anytime Anyplace / Drifter / Tonight I'm Gettin' Friendly With The Blues / So Complete / True Blue / Eyes Like Mine / Come To Me / Makes You Wanna Slow Down / I Never Quite Got Back (From Loving You) / Bobby's In Vicksburg / Cry Just A Little Bit / Boy Gets Around
11/2002 CD Red Pony RPR-1102 (US)

A Cradle In Bethlehem - Guided By A Star - O Come, O Come Emmanuel / O Holy Night / Angels We Have Heard On High / A Cradle In Bethlehem / Christmas Bells / My Grown-Up Christmas List / Silent Night / When Heaven's Calling You / What Child Is This? / Ave Maria

03/2007 CD SONY A 706539 (US) SYLVIA - Nobody / Drifter / Fallin' In Love / Tumbleweed / The Matador / Cry Just A Little Bit / Isn't It Always Love / Like Nothing Ever Happened / Snapshot / You Can't Go Back Home
10/2016 CD Red Pony RPR-1103 (US)

It’s All In The Family - Every Time A Train Goes By / Somebody's Daughter / Leave The Past In The Past / A Right Turn / All In The Family / Grandpa Kirby Runnin' The Hounds / Immigrant Shoes / Cumberland Rose / Hope's Too Hard / I Didn't Know What I Was Missing / Here Lately / Do Not Cry For Me

06/2018 CD Red Pony RPR-1104 (US)

Second Bloom - The Hits Re-Imagined - Drifter / Nobody / Tumbleweed / Fallin' In Love / Cry Just A Little Bit / Sweet Yesterday / Like Nothing Ever Happened / Snapshot / I Love You By Heart (In Memory Of Michael Johnson) / You Can't Go Back Home

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