Connie Smith is a famous American country artist of music. She is considered as one of the best female vocalists. She has been able to earn total eleven Grammy awards in her career and not only this, but most of her songs have ranked on the top charts of Billboard. She is the 19th woman who is ranked in the Country music hall of fame. She is considered one of the most underrated vocalists in the music industry. To know the net worth of Connie Smith in 2018, you can read this article ahead.
Early Life & Biography
She was born on 14th August in the year 1941 in Elkhart in Indiana. Her birth name is Constance June Meador, but later on, she changed it. Her parents mainly belonged from West Virginia and when she turned five years old. Her father was an abusive person, and she had to suffer mental breakdown during her teenage. When she was 7, her mother and father got divorced from each other while her mother got married to Tom Clark. He has eight children from the early marriage, and her mother took five children with her.
She has been married four times in her life. In the year 1961, she got married to Jerry Smith, and both of them had a child together. Both of them divorced in the mid-1960s and then she got married to Jack Watkins. Both of them had a son, and they separated after one year of their marriage. She got married to Marshall Haynes who was a telephone repairman. She divorced him in the early 1990s and then decided not to marry again. She got married on 8th July in the year 1997 to Marty Stuart who is the producer of her albums.
Career, Awards & Nominations
Connie Smith is started working in the music industry in the year 1964 and recorded four songs at that time. Her breakout single ranked on 1st position in the Billboard magazine, and she remained on the first position for around eight weeks at that time. She was the first woman who reached at number one with her debut song, once a day. She has many hit songs in her career and has been able to get nominated for her songs number of times. She has been won many awards and recognition in her career.
Net Worth & Earnings
The net worth of Connie Smith is around $10 million which she has earned by releasing albums and her singles. She has remained on the top position for eight weeks for her first single.
Her stepfather, Tom used to play Mandolin while her brothers were also interested in musical instruments. When she was a teenager, she got injured in an accident, and her leg was going to cut off, but she started playing guitar in the hospital and learned different chords. She began performing in a number of talent contests after getting recovered. In the year 1963, she got entered in the talent contest near Columbus in Ohio.