Female country singer Jean Shepard had many hits over the course of her career, but some of her best-known songs include her breakout single "A Dear John Letter," which was a duet with Ferlin Husky, "Don't Fall in Love With a Married Man" and "If the Teardrops Were Silver."Continue Reading
Following her 1953 debut, Shepard would go on to record a string of hits, such as "A Satisfied Mind," "Beautiful Lies" and "I Thought of You." During the late 1950s, however, the honky-tonk sound she was known for fell out of favor, and she dropped off the charts for a time.
She would experience a comeback in the mid-60s through the early 70s, however, with a string of hits including "Second Fiddle (To an Old Guitar)" and "A Tear Dropped By" in 1964, "I'll Take the Dog" in 1966 and "Then He Touched Me" in 1969.
Shepard's final major hit came in 1974 with "At the Time." She went on to release several more albums over the next five years, although her popularity had begun to decline. Shepard was inducted into the Grand Ole Opry in 1955 as one of its first female members and continues to perform there as the longest-running living member of the Opry, as of July 2015.Learn more about Art & Literature