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Jackie in Variety,   January 2020 Issue

Country Music Hall Of Fame

March 21, 2020

Poets And Prophets:
Salute To Legendary Songwriter Jackie DeShannon

Details and tickets at


Country Music Hall Of Fame

  After the program,
DeShannon will sign commemorative Hatch Show Print posters.
Presented by SunTrust. Ford Theater.
Included with museum admission.
Free to museum members. Program ticket required.
The program will be streamed live at 

"For Isla"

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ABOUT jackie ______

Singer-songwriter Jackie DeShannon is best-known as the soulful voice behind two enduring 1960s anthems: Bacharach-David’s “What The World Needs Now Is Love” and her own “Put A Little Love In Your Heart.” A pioneering female musician, Jackie has recorded a diverse range of genres: rock, folk, R&B, country, gospel and jazz.

Her songs have been performed/recorded by Kim Carnes, Bruce Springsteen, The Temptations, Al Green & Annie Lennox, Taylor Swift, Ry Cooder, The Searchers, The Fleetwoods, The Ronettes, The Byrds, Dolly Parton, Cher, The Carpenters, Rick Nelson, Van Morrison, The Righteous Brothers, Ella Fitzgerald, Brenda Lee, Mahalia Jackson, Irma Thomas, Marianne Faithfull, The Searchers, Michael McDonald, Pam Tillis, and dozens more.

Born in Kentucky, Jackie started her career on live radio while in her teens.  Her earliest recordings were rooted in rockabilly, such as her Buddy Holly tribute, "Buddy." Jackie wrote dozens of songs with Sharon Sheeley ("Dum Dum," "The Great Imposter," "Breakaway").  She has collaborated with some of the industry’s best songwriters including Randy Newman, Jack Nitzsche, Van Morrison, John Bettis and Jimmy Page.

1964 opening act for The Beatles on their first American tour 
1965 recorded "Put A Little Love In Your Heart," which she co-wrote with Randy Myers and Jimmy Holiday
1968 released her groundbreaking LP "Laurel Canyon,"  one of the first albums written, conceptualized, and co-produced by a woman
1982 Grammy Winner for Song Of The Year - "Bette Davis Eyes," co-written with Donna Weiss
2004 reissue album “Jackie” selected by Rolling Stone magazine as one of 2004’s top ten reissue albums
2008 Jackie’s Grammy-nominated version of Bacharach/David's “What The World Needs Now Is Love” inducted into Grammy Hall of Fame
2013 recipient of Kentucky Music Hall of Fame Governor's Award
2010 inducted into the Shongwriters Hall of Fame
2018 inducted into the Kentucky Music Hall of Fame

discography ______


for africa, in africa

Vanished In Time


      "Put A Little Love In Your Heart"

      "What The World Needs Now Is Love"


      "When You Walk In The Room"

       "Holly Would"