Barbara Fairchild Biography
Country and gospel singer/songwriter Barbara Fairchild recorded her first single when she was just 15 years old. She secured a songwriting contract with MCA right out high school, but continued to perform. She soon had a recording contract with Columbia Nashville and delivered the single "Love Is a Gentle Thing" in 1969. She issued seven albums on Columbia during the 1970s, and scored charting singles like the 1970 Top 30 hit "A Girl Who'll Satisfy Her Man," 1972's Top 40 cut "Color My World," and "Teddy Bear Song" from that same year. The latter song slotted at number one for two weeks and even crossed over to the pop charts. It garnered Fairchild a Grammy nomination, and would go on to become her signature tune. She continued to enjoy chart success through the latter part of the '70s, hitting the Top 15 with "Cheatin' Is." In 1982, Fairchild married evangelical singer/songwriter Milton Carroll in San Antonio, TX. Later, a brief attempt at a Nashville comeback failed. In 1989, Fairchild joined the gospel group Heirloom, which released a few albums in the early '90s. 1991 saw the release of Fairchild's first solo gospel album, The Light. It produced the hits "Turn Right and Then Go Straight" and "Mary Washed His Feet." By this point, her first marriage had failed. Fairchild did a few shows in the country/gospel entertainment haven of Branson, MO. The performances were well-received, and Fairchild moved to the city, landing a permanent gig with the Mel Tillis show. She remarried and began singing and performing with new husband Roy Morris. The duo released inspirational albums together, including 2001's For God & Country (which featured the song "Burning Bush [God Used a Burning Bush Before]") and 2002's Wings of a Dove. Fairchild and Morris had their own Branson production during the Christmas months, and continued to tour the U.S.
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Met Barbara again at The Golden Corral Restrauant in Branson | Reviewer: Jeane Heath | 9/19/13
Barbara it was wonderful to see you again. I am so very proud of
your charity work with children.
Seeing you again was the highlight of our trip. Everyone in the
room got tickled when you invited our Bus Driver on the stage to sing the Teddy Bear song with you and the shocked look on your
face when you found out that Ron has a pretty good voice. Thanks
for making my trip so special.
A Long Time Ago | Reviewer: Jim Agnew | 5/6/13
You were performing at the Bowl Haven in Alton, IL in the very early 1970s. You were dating Mike Haynes ( of WIL Radio Fame). I was dating his ex-wife and we played pool with you after your last show. I think we shared breakfast. I really thought you were a very sweet girl! If I remember you had an aunt Ruby that lived in that community. Hope life has been good to you and that you have found real meaning in same. God Bless you.
an NEAT evening with a wonderful person | Reviewer: Hersehel Jenkins | 3/6/13
in the mid 70's i was a bartender at a ramada inn in springfield illinois
you and your band where staying there,, you and some of your band along with ur husband at the time came in,,, stayed a bit,, the guys in band, came up played with the guy playing there and before you knew it,, the whole band was up playing with there instruments they got out of the bus,,, and you got up and sang,,,,and sang and laughed and giggled ,, this lasted till way after we closed,,,, the house manager came in sat down enjoyed the show,,, ordered food,, and we all had a huge breakfast at 2 or 3 in the morning,, he comped the entire stay,,, i still have a autographed 8 track tape of your yours!! i have no way to play it,,, but is sure brings back a neat fun evening from a nice person
Meeting Barbara at Golden Corral 9/30/2012 at 3:00 PM | Reviewer: susan hyland | 10/3/12
I was at the Golden Corral Restaurant and I went to the back room and asked if I could see Barbara Fairchild and the guy inside the door said "Would you like to meet her"? I said, OK.
I said, I saw you in a movie on a bus going to a gambling casino in Black Hawk, Colorado and you were with Lynn Anderson and other famous men, I said do you remember that movie, she said Yes, and I told her how good she looks, Nice meeting You........
tour | Reviewer: len | 4/19/12
just wanted to tell you my brother and his wife had the pleasure of meeting you and they told us you were the best part of their bus tour.yes he's the one with all the thick hair lol.
You can tell I have been in Sales, I don't give up | Reviewer: Gloria Noah | 12/8/10
Barbara, Yes I am the one who met you at the restrauant, sent you a letter and called you..The Theodosia United Methodist Women sure want you for their Spring Fancy on May 7th, 2011. We would take care of your mileage, your lunch and whatever else there is.. I won't stop Barbara cause you are the best and we want the best for our Spring Fancy. I am sorry about the loss of your brother, Norma Morrison was at Cox South and met your cleaning women..she had you meet Norma.. It meant so much to Norma who is my hair dresser.. Again Barbara remember God choose Noah shouldn't you.... hugs, Gloria Noah
performance dates & bio | Reviewer: john paul davis | 11/21/10
I met you at the AMVETS club in Fayetteville, Arkansas, my home, in the 70's. I saw you in the audiance at the Daniel O'Odonnel show on Saturday.
You are a lovely lady and a great singer. My wife and I want to catch one of your shows at Branson.
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