Brenda Lee was a superstar from a very young age. The singer had an amazing stage presence and gained fame performing songs such as “Coming On Strong,” “Rockin’ Around The Christmas Tree,” and “I’m Sorry.”
Check out these five interesting facts about the musical pioneer!
1. Brenda may have a big voice, but she is small in stature. Standing at only 4’9″, she rightly earned the nickname “Little Miss Dynamite.”
2. She remains the only female artist to ever chart songs in EVERY major genre.
3. Brenda Lee recorded the beloved tune “Rockin Around The Christmas Tree” at only thirteen years old.
4. After her father died when she was just ten, Brenda became the primary breadwinner for her household. She performed at local shows and radio stations to make ends meet.
5. Opposites attract! While she stood at only 4’9″, Brenda’s husband Ronnie Shacklett was a long and lean 6’4″!
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