Jean Shepard

American singer

Ollie Imogene "Jean" Shepard (November 21, 1933 – September 25, 2016) was an American honky-tonk singer-songwriter. Shepard released a total of 73 singles to the Hot Country Songs chart. She recorded a total of 24 studio albums between 1956 and 1981, and became a member of the Grand Ole Opry in 1955.[1]

Jean Shepard
Jean Shepard in June 2006 (Sister Sisters photography)
Jean Shepard in June 2006 (Sister Sisters photography)
Background information
Birth nameOllie Imogene Shepard
Born(1933-11-21)November 21, 1933
Pauls Valley, Oklahoma, U.S.
DiedSeptember 25, 2016(2016-09-25) (aged 82)
Hendersonville, Tennessee, U.S.
GenresCountry, honky tonk
Years active1952–2015


  1. Grand Ole Grand Ole Opry members – Jean Shepard retrieved June 20, 2008.Archived 11 May 2008 at the Wayback Machine