she has been named country music's Top Female Vocalist at home and
abroad, and is one of the industry's most recognized performers, Janie
Fricke (frick-ee) still sings with the same heart and love for music that
started this Indiana farm girl on her path to international stardom.
From county fairs to corporate trade shows,
live concerts, in recording studios or before millions on television,
Janie's individual sound and performance personality have captivated
audiences around the world.
As a young girl, Janie Fricke began her career
singing at a tiny church near her home. Growing up, she sang at local
coffeehouses and high school events. If there was music in town, Janie
was there. She sang her way through college and, after obtaining her
degree, chose a full-time musical career, working in Memphis, Dallas,
and Los Angeles, before settling in Nashville. There, as one of the
marketing industry's most successful jingle singers, her voice became
known to millions as the sound for such advertising giants as United
Airlines, Coca-Cola, 7-Up and Red Lobster.
She quickly became the most sought-after studio singer
in Music City, working on albums with Elvis Presley, Al
Green, Barbara Mandrell,
Ronnie Milsap and Eddie
Rabbit, to name a few.
It was a line in Johnny Duncan's single
"Stranger" that ultimately gained the most attention for Janie
Fricke. When it hit the top of the charts, fans wanted to know who
sang the line, "Shut out the light and lead me..." The
industry took notice as her voice was heard on duets with
Moe Bandy, Vern Gosden and others, leading
to her first major recording contract. She soon began to dominate the
country charts with smash hits such as "Don't Worry 'Bout Me
Baby," "He's A Heartache" and "Your Heart's Not In
It was only a matter of time before Janie started
stacking up the awards. She was named the Country Music Association's
Female Vocalist of the Year two consecutive years, won the Academy of
Country Music's Top Female Vocalist Award, Billboard and Cash
Box magazines' Top New Female Vocalist and after three renown
European tours, Top Female Vocalist in Europe.
Slowing down isn't in the schedule for Janie Fricke.
She performs constantly, including songs from "Now
& Then," her "Greatest Hits" CD and a "Great Movie
Theme" tape (her favorite songs taken from the classic movies). She
has also put her own unique stage wardrobe together, creating a special
western flair she enjoys.
But stardom hasn't conflicted with Janie Fricke's
strong Midwestern values. She spends time with her family and her horses
on a ranch in Texas. She attends church near her home, remembering from
childhood the importance of her confirmation. Thankful for her
blessings, Janie feels these values have helped her become the woman she
For three years she appeared as a regular on the
Nashville Network's popular series, "The Statler Brothers
Show." She has recorded more than 23 albums with close to 40 hit
singles, and has performed at the White House for Presidents Ford,
Reagan and Bush.
Janie Fricke is the ultimate entertainer performing her
#1 hits, including the Grammy nominated "It Ain't Easy Being Easy."
You can rest easy knowing Janie's personality and marquee value will
guarantee your event a 100% success.