Singers like Brenda Lee are born, not made.
Which isn’t to say that Brenda Lee didn’t work hard—you don't get the Beatles as your opening act by resting on your laurels.
Jewel Inducts Brenda LeeJewel Inducts Brenda Lee at the 2002 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony
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Hall of Fame Essay
It is one of the most amazing sagas in the annals of popular music. Raised in dire poverty, Brenda Lee was singing on Atlanta radio at age six. She was the musical breadwinner for her family at age eight. When she was ten, she had her own record shop and radio show.
She was a network-television star and a national recording artist at age eleven. At twelve, she became the youngest headliner in Las Vegas history. She was the toast of Europe and a sensation in Latin America when she was fourteen.
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