Female country music singer Billie Joe Spears died December 14, 2011, at her home in Vidor, Texas. She started her career as a 13 years old teenager and was brought to Nashville by Jack Rhodes later. She had her first hit recordings in the late 1960s and had her biggest hit in 1975 with "Blanket on the Ground." She was 73 years old and was diagnosed with lung cancer recently.
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