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(Country Singer, Song writer)

Connie Smith is an American country music singer. Her vocal style has inspired many women of country music. She is married and has five children.

Relationship Facts of Connie Smith

Connie Smith is married to Marty Stuart {Compare Couple}.
Connie Smith married on July 08, 1997.
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She is mother of Five (Darren Justin Smith, Jeanne Haynes, Julie Haynes, Jodi Haynes, Kerry Watkins).
Connie Smith is not having an affair with anyone presently.
Her sexual orientation is straight.

What is the relationship of Connie Smith?

Connie Smith has been married four times.

In 1961, she married Jerry Smith, a ferroanalyst at the Inter-Lake Iron Corporation in Beverly, Ohio. They had one child together on March 9, 1963, named Darren Justin.

In the mid-1960s, the couple divorced and Smith married the guitarist in her touring band Jack Watkins. Before splitting nearly a year after marriage, they had a boy, Kerry Watkins.

Shortly after, Smith married Marshall Haynes, a phone repairman. Haynes frequently toured on her roadshow with Connie in the early 1970s.

The pair had three children: Jeanne, Julie, and Jodi Haynes. Smith said she would never meet again after divorcing Haynes in the mid-1990s.


Who is Connie Smith?

Connie Smith is an artist of American country music. She signed with RCA Victor Records and remained with the label until 1973.

Her debut single “Once a Day” reached number one in November 1964 on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart and remained for eight weeks in top position.

The song became the largest song by Smith. Her reaches proceeded through the 1960s and mid-1970s with nineteen increasingly top-ten hits.

Connie Smith: Age, Parents, Ethnicity

Connie Smith was born to Wilma and Hobart Meador in Elkhart, Indiana, USA, in Constance June Meador on August 14, 1941, and is currently 79 years old.

Her parents were from West Virginia, and the family moved there when Smith was five months old. They later shifted to Dungannon, Ohio.

When she was a kid, her dad was abusive, which caused her to experience a mental breakdown when she was a teenager.

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Caption: Connie Smith and Marty Stuart (Source: Pinterest)

Her mother divorced her father when she was seven and married Tom Clark. Clark brought the new marriage to 8 kids; Meador brought the new marriage to five kids, including Smith.

Finally, they had two more kids together, reaching up to fifteen kids in total. As a child, music surrounded Smith.

Her stepfather was playing mandolin, her son was playing fiddle and her other brother was playing guitar. She loved to listen to The Grand Ole Opry radion podcasts on Saturday.

However, she learned different chords as she was provided with guitars. She follows Christianity as her religion.

Education History

Since she had many siblings she didn’t get a proper education. But because her stepfather was more into musical instruments so she learned many things from him. There is no proper information about her school/college university.

Connie Smith: Professional Life, Career

In the mid-1970s, as Connie Smith became more severe in her religion, Smith started to record Gospel music more frequently.

As she focused more on religion, she became known at concerts and music venues for her religious demeanor. Simultaneously, she spent more time raising her five kids than concentrating on music. In 1979, she finally entered semi-retirement.

It was not until her collaboration effort with Marty Stuart during the 1990s that she returned for all time. Their melodic fellowship would turn romantic prompting their marriage in 1997.

The pairs led the first studio collection in quite a while. Widely known, Smith started performing again and has since recorded two more studio collections.

The Cry of the Heart, Smith’s subsequent studio album, was released on the Fat Possum label in August 2021.

Nomination and Awards

Smith has been nominated for 11 Grammy Awards for Best Female Country Vocal Performance, including eight nominations. She was also nominated for 1 country music award from the Academy and three country music awards from the Association.

Rolling Stone put her on their list of the top 100 country music performers and Country Music Television(CMT) ranked her among the top ten in their list of the top 40 country music females. From 1965 she was a member of the Grand Ole Opry cast.

Smith was introduced to Fame and Museum Country Music Hall in 2012. Smith has been writing new songs for her next album since 2008.

She released her first new thirteen-year solo recording in August, entitled Long Line of Heartaches through Sugar Hill Records.

Marty Stuart created the album with five tracks composed by the couple. Harlan Howard, Kostas, Johnny Russell, and Dallas Frazier also wrote songs that were included on the album.

Connie Smith: Salary, Net worth

As of 2022, she has an estimated net worth of $8 million. She collected this amount through singing and songwriting.

Connie Smith: Rumors and Controversy

There are not many rumors and controversies about her. As she is loved by many peoples.

Body Stats: Height, Weight

Connie Smith has blonde hair with blue eyes. Although, Her height, weight, and body measurement are yet not available.

Social Media

Connie doesn’t seem to be quite active on social media. Although she has about 179k followers on Facebook.


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What is the age difference between Marty and Connie Smith?

  • She is 17 years older than Marty.

Who is Connie Smith's first husband?

  • He was first married to Jerry Smith.

How is Connie Smith's health?

  • She is now a cancer-free woman.

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