Dottie West

Dottie West
1932 - 1991

Dottie West  American Country Musician


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Dottie West passed away on 4th Sep 1991 aged 58.


Dottie West was previously married to Byron Metcalf (1973 - 1981).


American Country Musician Dottie West was born Dorothy Marie Marsh on 11th October, 1932 in McMinnville, Tennessee, USA and passed away on 4th Sep 1991 Nashville, Tennessee, USA aged 58. She is most remembered for Miss Country Sunshine. Her zodiac sign is Libra.

Dottie West is a member of the following lists: American female country singers, 20th-century American singers and Grammy Award-winning artists.


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First Name Dottie
Last Name West
Full Name at Birth Dorothy Marie Marsh
Alternative Name Dorothy Marie Marsh, Dottie West
Age 58 (age at death) years
Birthday 11th October, 1932
Birthplace McMinnville, Tennessee, USA
Died 4th September, 1991
Place of Death Nashville, Tennessee, USA
Cause of Death Accident - Automobile
Build Slim
Hair Color Red
Zodiac Sign Libra
Sexuality Straight
Religion Christian
Ethnicity White
Nationality American
Occupation Text Country Singer
Occupation Country Musician
Claim to Fame Miss Country Sunshine
Music Genre (Text) Country, Country Pop, Country Pop, country pop
Music Genre Country
Year(s) Active 1959–1991
Music Style Country-Pop, Nashville Sound/Countrypolitan
Music Mood Bittersweet, Earnest, Sentimental, Romantic, Amiable/Good-Natured, Earthy, Sweet, Yearning
Instrument Vocals, Guitar
Instrument (text) Vocals, Guitar, guitar
Record Label Starday, RCA Victor, United Artists/Liberty, Permian
Associated Acts Jim Reeves, Don Gibson, Jimmy Dean, Kenny Rogers, Larry Gatlin, Steve Wariner, Shelly West
Official Websites www,

Dorothy Marie "Dottie" West (October 11, 1932 – September 4, 1991) was an American country music singer and songwriter. Along with her friends and fellow recording artists Patsy Cline and Loretta Lynn, she is considered one of the genre's most influential and groundbreaking female artists. Dottie West's career started in the 1960s, with her Top 10 hit, "Here Comes My Baby Back Again", which won her the first Grammy Award for Best Female Country Vocal Performance in 1965. In the 1960s, West was one of the few female country singers working in what was then a male-dominated industry, influencing other female country singers like Lynn Anderson, Crystal Gayle, Barbara Mandrell, Dolly Parton, and Tammy Wynette. Throughout the 1960s, West had Top 10 and Top 20 hits on the country music charts.

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Dottie West58 LibraCountry Musician
Byron Metcalf-Percussionist


The Aurora Encounter1986IreneMovie
The Raccoons and the Lost Star1983Melissa RaccoonTV Movie
Skinflint: A Country Christmas Carol1979Annabelle WilliamsTV Movie
Hee Haw Honeys1978DottieTV Show


Posted commentsView all comments (6)

Puppy PrincessSep 21, 2013

1st comment since the 22nd anniversary of her unexpected death!

RatMar 26, 2013

First comment since the 21st anniversary of her death!

MouseAug 7, 2011

Oh, has anybody seen her stories about broken hearts and country songs?

jason elmoreDec 29, 2010

novel Sad Little Pond miss you Dottie

JamieJun 25, 2010

I loved her too, she is my favourite singer and it`s a disgrace she ain`t in the country music hall of fame.

Jason SturgesJan 28, 2009

I loved Dottie west and her music. I thought she was a classy lady! I also loved her duets with Kenny Rogers. She died September 4, 1991 from a car crash. She will be missed. We love you Dottie, You will live on forever in Heaven.

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