Donna Fargo Biography
Last updated: 03/06/2014 06:25:08 AM
Donna Fargo became known to the general public in 1972, when a song she wrote called "Happiest Girl In The Whole U.S.A." began playing constantly on country, pop, and easy listening radio. The song was followed by the equally popular "Funny Face". Both songs reached gold and platinum status in the U.S., Canada, Australia, and New Zealand, and Donna became the first woman in country music history to have back-to-back million-selling singles.
These two singles were from the album THE HAPPIEST GIRL IN THE WHOLE U.S.A., which stayed on the national BILLBOARD charts and other trades for one year, an extraordinary achievement. Because of consistent radio air play of these records and follow-up hits, such as "Superman," "You Were Always There," "Don't Be Angry," and "U.S.of A.," to name a few, and because of television appearances and extensive press coverage as a result of her record success, her name is familiar to radio listeners, television viewers, and everyone interested in entertainers since the early '70s. Her awards illustrate the longevity of Donna's airplay and some of her national popularity and recognition as a result of her impressive record sales.
Her performance on a show at Carnegie Hall interested the Osmond family enough to produce the syndicated television variety show, "The Donna Fargo Show," which further exposed her name, personality and talent to television viewers during 1978 and 1979. Soon afterwards, she became one of the few women ever to release a recitation record ("That Was Yesterday") and see it hit #1 on radio charts.
In addition to her musical talents, Donna has a book out called TRUST IN YOURSELF, a collection of her thoughts in prose and poetry about listening to your heart and becoming the person you want to be. Her inspirational thoughts are now also available on greeting cards in THE DONNA FARGO COLLECTION through the BLUE MOUNTAIN ARTS Poets and Artists series. She has just finished another book, planned for release soon.
Donna still tours extensively throughout the United States and other countries, with extended engagements at major hotels in Nevada and other resort areas. She still enjoys enthusiastic audiences of all ages and from all walks of life at her dynamic shows. She is always a favorite at fairs, outdoor shows, concerts, and conventions. Her performances remain high energy and engaging in true Donna Fargo style, and her spirit is still powerful and positive.
It was with the show-stopping spirit that she composed "Mighty Shield of Armor," recently released on a compilation disc, a song which stayed #1 on the Christian Country Countdown in the GOSPEL VOICE for 2 consecutive time periods, based on airplay alone.
Donna urges everyone to keep listening to your heart, trusting what you hear, and doing what you believe. Those who know her believe that she still has more dreams to come true, so stay tuned!