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Leona Williams

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There are at least two artists with this name:

1) Leona Williams was an early jazz artist who recorded with “Her Dixie Band” from 1922-27. Her best-known recordings include “I Wish I Could Shimmy Like My Sister Kate” and “Cruel Daddy Blues.” In 1997, Document Records released her complete recorded works, on a compilation with the complete works of Edna Winston.

2) Leona Williams was destined to become a Country Music Entertainer. She landed her first radio show at the age of 15. The program “Leona Sings” in Jefferson City, Missouri, was the beginning of a lifetime of entertaining people. That journey would take her all over the world and allow her to sing before thousand and thousand of Country Music fans all over the world.

Leona moved to Nashville from a small town in Missouri called Vienna in the 1960’s. With a lot of hard work, she was soon recording for several major record labels including Hickory Records, RCA, Polygram and MCA with such hits as “Once More” “Yes Ma’am, He Found Me In A Honky Tonk” “Country Girl With Hot Pants On” and “Broadminded.” Leona was also traveling worldwide and opening shows for some of country music’s top entertainers and making personal appearances at the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville.

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