Raised on a farm in Indiana, Janie Fricke began singing in church, and later turned that talent into a career which began as one of the marketing industry’s most successful jingle singers. Long before her success as a country artist, millions of people became familiar with Fricke’s voice through ads for United Airlines, Coca-Cola, 7-Up, and Red Lobster. She soon became a session singer where she was singing background in the studio with some of the biggest country stars of the late 70’s and early 80’s, including Loretta Lynn, Eddie Rabbitt, Crystal Gayle, Ronnie Milsap, Barbara Mandrell, and Mel Tillis.
After a string of duets with such greats as Merle Haggard and Moe Bandy, Fricke landed a solo recording contract in the early 80’s and scored several hit singles, including “Don’t Worry ‘Bout Me Baby,” “He’s a Heartache” and “You’re Heart’s Not In It.” She won CMA’s coveted “Female Vocalist of the Year” in 1983 and ’84 and has been nominated for three Grammy Awards. She has been credited with over 1,600 album projects and scored 36 hit singles.
“I am so fortunate and honored that my music has meant so much to so many people throughout the years as I have worked with some great producers and songwriters.,” says Janie Fricke. “Now, as I get to go out and sing all those hit songs for the fans at concerts, it really brings back memories from when I made those records and I am just glad that the fans continue to come out to the shows to hear them.”
Janie Fricke On Tour:
Apr 12 – Opry Country Classics – Ryman Auditorium – Nashville, Tenn.
Apr 13 – Dolly Parton Celebrity Theater – Pigeon Forge, Tenn.
Apr 21 – Bowie Community Center – Bowie, Texas
Jun 02 – The New Granbury Live – Granbury, Texas
Jun 30 – Ho-Chunk Gaming Wisconsin Dells Event Center – Baraboo, Wisc.
Jul 04 – Private
Jul 13 – Lampasas Spring Ho Festival – Lampasas, Texas
Jul 14 – Arlington Music Hall – Arlington, Texas
Jul 28 – Meramec Theater – Steelville, Mo.
Sep 06 – Blue Gate Theatre/Shipshewana Event Center – Shipshewana, Ind.
Sep 07 – Renfro Valley Entertainment Center – Renfro Valley, Ky.
Sep 29 – The Coyote Country Store – Gail, Texas
Oct 17 – Dick Clark’s American Bandstand Theater – Branson, Mo.
In recent past years, Sony Music Entertainment made four of Fricke’s classic albums available to fans on Spotify, Apple Music and other digital platforms – a rarity for some classic acts. The First Word In Memory, The Very Best of Janie Fricke, Black & White and Saddle in the Wind can now be found digitally! The collection of albums includes many of the 18-time chart-topper’s biggest hits, including “It Ain’t Easy Bein’ Easy,” “Tell Me a Lie,” “She’s Single Again” and more.
In addition, Fricke put a spin of bluegrass with some fresh interpretations of many of her beloved tunes with the release of Country Side of Bluegrass. The 13-track collection was produced by Bil VornDick, whose credits also include Alison Krauss, Bela Fleck, and Marty Robbins, and features some of the finest pickers in the industry.
About Janie Fricke:
A three-time CMA & ACM Female Vocalist of the Year, Fricke has hit the #1 spot on the Country charts an astounding 18 times. She was named Billboard Magazine Top Female Vocalist, was the First Female Voice on the Moon, and was named the UK’s Country Music Round Up’s Most Popular International Female Solo Act. Her music has reached Gold and Platinum sales status worldwide, and the talented and personable Indiana native has recorded numerous jingles for Coca-Cola, Pizza Hut and United Airlines. Janie has released 25 albums and 36 hit singles, and she remains one of the most-beloved entertainers in the Country field. Resource Janie online at www.janiefricke.com.