Chanteuse Country US ne Agnes June Stearns, le 5 Avril 1939 Albany (Kentucky).

US Country singer born Agnes June Stearns, April 5, 1939 in Albany (Kentucky). During the late 60s and early 70s, June Stearns could be considered to be one of the ladies-in-waiting for the Country Queen crown. However, she had a career that went back much further. Raised in Franklin, Indiana, in a prominent local musical family, June landed a job with WLWs Midwestern Hayride in Cincinnati, immediately on leaving high school in 1957. She stayed with the Hayride until 1958. In 1960, she wrote to Roy Acuff, enclosing a photograph with her sister under which she wrote, "Im the one with the guitar." Almost certainly, Roy would have heard about her work on the Midwestern Hayride. To Junes surprise, she became a member of Mr. Roys "Smoky Mountain Gang." She stayed with the group until 1965, appearing on the Grand Ole Opry and on live dates. While appearing with Acuff, June also took time out to appear at the Louisiana Hayride in 1963. In 1965, she broke her ankle in an auto crash in Roy Acuffs vehicle and never returned to the group. She can be considered the last regular "Smoky Mountain Girl." June released some singles on Starday from 1963 with Gene Martin and then she signed to Columbia in 1967. After a couple of singles, June got together with Lefty Frizzell as Agnes & Orville, in 1968, releasing one single, Have I Ever Been Untrue/If Youve Got the Money (Ive Got the Time). Her first solo single after this, Empty House, reached the Country Top 50. She followed up that year with Where He Stops Nobody Knows, which only went Top 60. Immediately, Columbia released Jackson Aint a Very Big Town, a duo with Johnny Duncan, which just failed to reach the Top 20 at the end of 1968 and became her biggest hit. That year, she was voted third "Most Promising Female Artist" by Cash Box. 1969 was Junes final year with Columbia and although she charted four times, her most successful entrants were Walking Midnight Road and Drifting Too Far From Your Arms, both of which went Top 60. The following year, June moved to Decca, where she scored with Tyin Strings (Top 50, 1970) and Sweet Baby on My Mind and Your Kind of Lovin (both Top 60, 1971). Since then, June has faded from the public limelight and the music scene.

Talents : Vocals, Guitar

Style musical : Traditional Country, Country-Pop

Just Another Song (1963)

Three Sides To The Story (1963) (Gene Martin & June Stearns)

Family Man (1963) (Gene Martin & June Stearns)

We've Got Things In Common (1963) (Gene Martin & June Stearns)

River Of Regret (1967)

Years in activity :

1910 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 90 2000 10 20


Singles & EP

07/1963 SP STARDAY 639 (US) . Just Another Song (June STEARNS) / Three Sides To The Story (Gene MARTIN & June STEARNS)
12/1963 SP STARDAY 660 (US) . Gene MARTIN & June STEARNS - Family Man / We've Got Things In Common
1964 SP STARDAY 7012 (US) . The Wild Side Of Life (WILLIS BROTHERS & Helen CARTER) / Slipping Around (Gene MARTIN & June STEARNS)
1964 SP STARDAY 7014 (US) . Dear John Letter (Red SOVINE & June STEARN) / Back Street Affair (Eddie WILSON)
06/1967 SP COLUMBIA 4-44206 (US) .

Habit Not Desire / Tear For Fear

10/1967 SP COLUMBIA 4-44321 (US) . River Of Regret / Where Did The Good Times Go
01/1968 SP COLUMBIA 4-44449 (US) .

Agnes & Orville (June STEARNS & Lefty Frizzell) - Have I Ever Been Untrue / If You've Got The Money (I've Got The Time)

03/1968 SP COLUMBIA 4-44483 (US) . Empty House / I'm The Queen (Of My Lonely Little World)
07/1968 SP COLUMBIA 4-44575 (US) Where He Stops Nobody Knows / I Cry Myself Awake
09/1968 SP COLUMBIA 4-44656 (US) . Johnny DUNCAN & June STEARNS - Jackson Ain't A Very Big Town / True And Lasting Kind
11/1968 SP COLUMBIA 4-44695 (US) . Walking Midnight Road / Plastic Saddle 
01/1969 SP COLUMBIA 4-44752 (US) . Johnny DUNCAN & June STEARNS - Back To Back (We're Strangers) / If That's The Only Way
1969 SP COLUMBIA 4-44795 (US) .

 No Good Man / Some Of These Days

04/1969 SP COLUMBIA 4-44852 (US) . What Makes You So Different / Trouble In Mind
07/1969 SP COLUMBIA 4-44946 (US) .

Some Of These Days / A Piece At A Time

08/1969 SP COLUMBIA 4-44992 (US) . Johnny DUNCAN & June STEARNS - Now I Lay Me Down To Dream / We'll Get Married Or Nothing
11/1969 SP COLUMBIA 4-45042 (US) . Drifting Too Far (From Your Arms) / He Was A Carpenter
11/1969 EP United States Air Force ? (US) . Country Music Time # 111- Baby Me Baby (Johnny Duncan); / Jackson Aint A Very Big Town (Johnny Duncan & June Stearns) / Johnny One Time (Johnny Duncan) / Walking Midnight Road (June Stearns) / Back To Back (Johnny Duncan & June Stearns)
09/1970 SP DECCA 32726 (US) . Don't Trouble Trouble / Tyin' Strings
05/1971 SP DECCA 32828 (US) . How's My Ex Treating You / Sweet Baby On My Mind
09/1971 SP DECCA 32876 (US) . Another / Your Kind Of Lovin'
07/1972 SP DECCA 32986 (US) . In Case Of A Storm / Man (Sensuous Man)


1969 LP 12" COLUMBIA CS-9783 (US) RIVER OF REGRET - River Of Regret / Flower Of Love / I Started Loving You Again / Plastic Saddle; / Empty House / To My Sorrow / Where He Stops Nobody Knows / Habit Not Desire / The Future Ex-Mrs. Jones / Time Wounds All Heels / Walking Midnight Road
1969 LP 12" COLUMBIA CS-9910 (US) BACK TO BACK - Johnny DUNCAN & June STEARNS - Jackson Ain't A Very Big Town / We Had All The Good Things Going / What Locks The Door / We'll Get Married Or Nothing / Blue Eyes Crying In The Rain / Wild Side Of Life / Back To Back / Sweet Thang / Now I Lay Me Down To Dream / Can You Match That Kind Of Love / True And Lasting Kind

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