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100 Greatest Women, #84: Charly McClain

100 Greatest Women

#84

Charly McClain

Sometimes, you can have a pretty long run of hits while still remaining under the radar. Charly McClain was a mainstay on country radio for more than a decade, releasing thirteen studio albums for Epic. And while in the early years, her gorgeous looks threatened to distract from her distinctive vocal talents, she stuck around long enough to prove she was more than just a pretty face, and she put her voice to use for more than just singing.

McClain released her first single, “Lay Down”, in the fall of 1976, but it was another two years before one of her songs caught on. In 1978, “Let Me Be Your Baby” became her breakthrough hit, followed by her first top ten single, “That’s What You Do to Me.” McClain finally released her debut album that same year.

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