'Nashville Sound' Pioneer Dottie Dillard Dies At Age 91
May 11, 2015 at 9:28 AM (PT)
ALL ACCESS extends condolences to family and friends of inger and "NASHVILLE SOUND" pioneer DOROTHY ANN "DOTTIE" DILLARD, who passed away last WEDNESDAY, MAY 6th at the age of 91. As a founding member of THE ANITA KERR QUARTET, DILLARD won two GRAMMY Awards and sang back-up for the stars of the 1950s and 60s. Her vocals are featured on hits of the time including BRENDA LEE's "Rockin' Around the CHRISTMAS Tree" and "I'm Sorry;" BURL IVES' "Holly Jolly CHRISTMAS;" DOTTIE WEST's "Here Comes My Baby;" ROY ORBISON's "Only The Lonely;" BOBBY HELMS' "Jingle Bell Rock," and many others.
Visitation and funeral services for DILLARD are scheduled for TODAY (5/11) at GORMAN-SCHARPF FUNERAL HOME in SPRINGFIELD, MO. The DRURY UNIVERSITY WOMEN'S AUXILIARY ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIP FUND is accepting memorial donations in DILLARD's honor; DILLARD was a 1945 graduate of DRURY.