Dottie West

American country music singer

Dottie West born Dorothy Marie Marsh; October 11, 1932 – September 4, 1991) was an American country musician and songwriter. She was one of the genre's most influential artists. Her career began in the 1960s with her Top 10 hit "Here Comes My Baby Back Again". That won her a Grammy Award for Best Female Country Performance in 1965. Throughout the 1960s, she had many Top 10 and Top 20 songs.

Dottie West
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Dottie West promotional photo from 1977.
Background information
Birth nameDorothy Marie Marsh
Born(1932-10-11)October 11, 1932
OriginMcMinnville, Tennessee, U.S.
DiedSeptember 4, 1991(1991-09-04) (aged 58)
Tennessee, U.S.
GenresCountry, country pop
Occupation(s)Singer-songwriter, actress
InstrumentsVocals, guitar
Years active1959–1991
LabelsStarday, RCA Victor, United Artists/Liberty, Permian
Associated actsJim Reeves, Don Gibson, Jimmy Dean, Kenny Rogers, Larry Gatlin, Steve Wariner, Shelly West

In the 1970s, West wrote a popular commercial for the Coca-Cola company, "Country Sunshine", which hit #2 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles list in 1973.

West was born in McMinnville, Tennessee. She died after a car accident at age 58.[1]


  1. "Dottie West". AllMusic. Retrieved Aug. 10, 2015. Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)

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