Jan Howard

American country singer (1929–2020)

Jan Howard (born Lula Grace Johnson; March 13, 1929 – March 28, 2020) was an American country music singer-songwriter and Grand Ole Opry star. She was one of country music's trailblazing female vocalists during the height of her career in the mid-1960s.

Jan Howard
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Background information
Birth nameLula Grace Johnson
Also known asJan Howard
Born(1929-03-13)March 13, 1929
West Plains, Missouri, U.S.
DiedMarch 28, 2020(2020-03-28) (aged 91)
Gallatin, Tennessee, U.S.
GenresCountry, Nashville Sound
Occupation(s)Singer, Songwriter, Actress
Years active1960 – 2020
LabelsChallenge Records
Decca Records
Con Brio Records
WebsiteJan Howard Official Site

Her last name (Howard) comes from her ex-husband, legendary singer-songwriter, Harlan Howard.

Jan Howard's bigggest hit and signature song is the 1966 classic Country hit, "Evil on Your Mind", which has been featured in the book, Heartaches By the Number: The 500 Greatest Country Music Singles. In the late 60s and early 70s, she dueted with Bill Anderson, on a number of hits that hit the Top 10, including the No. 1 hit "For Loving You".

Howard died on March 28, 2020 in Gallatin, Tennessee of pneumonia at the age of 91.[1]