Did You Know? American Country music singer and songwriter, Suzy Bogguss, is from rural IllinoisYou got it! Grammy nominated Susan Kay “Suzy” Bogguss, was born and raised in Aledo, Illinois, a small town of only 3,700.

Bogguss began her music career at the age of five, when she joined the Angel Choir at her hometown church. Shortly thereafter, she took up multiple instruments, including piano, drums and guitar. She later attended both Illinois Wesleyan University and Illinois State University, graduating with a degree in metalsmithing.

In 1985, she moved to Nashville, Tennessee to pursue a career in music. In a short time, she became a headlining performer at the Dollywood theme park. During this time, she also produced her first of several demo recordings, one of which caught the attention of Jim Foglesong, President of Capitol Records.

Bogguss signed with Capitol and continued on to release eight studio albums, working with other artists such as Lee Greenwood, and Crosby, Stills and Nash.

In 1999, after a Grammy nomination, and several gold records, she left the record label, but she continues to produce music under her own label, Loyal Dutchess, as well as through a collaboration with Compadre Records.

Learn more:
The official Suzy Bogguss website
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