Today would have been Skeeter Davis's birthday. The Dry Ridge, Kentucky native was born back in 1931 and left a mark on country music. Skeeter Davis was the first country music female artist to be nominated for a Grammy award.
In 1973, Skeeter Davis was banned from being a Grand Ole Opry complaining about arrests of a Christian group's members. She was later allowed to come back to the Opry in 1975. In those days, and even today, it was hard for a woman to speak her mind without getting into trouble. Word was that Roy Acuff made a plea on stage of the Opry to reinstate the death penalty after the murder of another Kentucky native, Stringbean Akemon. He didn't receive a fallout, yet Skeeter Davis did.
Sadly we lost the legend in 2004 due to breast cancer. Below is one of her many performances of the hit song, "End of the World."