Barbara Fairchild


Barbara Fairchild (born November 12, 1950) is an American Country Music/Gospel Music Singer, who is best known for her 1973 Country chart-topper Teddy Bear Song. After the success fo the song, she continued to have success on the Country charts Biography [edit] Early life & beginnings in Nashville Barbara started her career at a very young age singing country music. She cut her very first single at only 15 years old. In 1963, she moved to St. Louis, MO, and by 1965, she was a regular on a local TV show and recorded for a local label, Norman Records, but none of her singles released were much more than regional hits. In 1968, after high school graduation, she decided to follow her dream and moved to Nashville. She briefly signed with Kapp Records with no success. She also recorded briefly for MCA Records. After this, she met producer Billy Sherrill, who had discovered another country singer Tammy Wynette. He listened to Barbara's songs and decided that she was ready for a major record deal and he signed her with Columbia Records in 1969. Her first single in 1969, Love Is A Gentle Thing, was a minor hit as was her next single, A Woman's Hand. In 1970, she scored her first Top 40 hit with A Girl Who'll Satisfy Her Man. Between 1970 and 1972, Barbara scored 4 more Top 40 hits, the biggest of these being Love's Old Song and Thanks For The Mem'ries. [edit] The success of Teddy Bear Song 1973 would turn out to be the breakthrough year for Barbara as she released the biggest hit...

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