Brenda Lee is an American singer and the top-charting solo female vocalist of the 1960’s…..who sang rockabilly, pop and country music….as she had 47 US chart hits during the 1960’s….and is ranked # 4 in that decade surpassed only by Elvis Presley, the Beatles and Ray Charles. She is known for her 1960 hit “I’m Sorry“….and the1958 hir “Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree”….which has become a Christmas standard. At 4 ft 9 inches tall (approximately 145 cm), she received the nickname “Little Miss Dynamite” in 1957…. after recording the song “Dynamite” when she was 12….and was one of the earliest pop stars to have a major contemporary international following.
In 1969, Lee returned to the charts with her recording “Johnny One Time”….which was penned by A.L. “Doodle” Owens and Dallas Frazier….as the song reached # 3 on Billboard‘s Adult Contemporary Chart…. and # 41 on the Billboard Hot 100….while the song also earned Lee her second Grammy nomination forBest Pop Female Vocal. Later success came with a return to her roots as a country singer….with a string of hits through the 1970’s and 1980’s. She is a member of the Rock and Roll, Country Music and Rockabilly Halls of Fame….and she is also a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award recipient. Lee is the only woman to be inducted into both the Rock and Roll and Country Music Halls of Fame.….and here in this video….she sings the Hank Williams classic I Can’t Help It If I’m Still In Love With You on the television special Tribute To Hank Williams …..which was hosted by his son, Hank Williams Jr.