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Brenda Lee

Induction category: Performer
Presented by: Jewel


Inductee: Brenda Lee (vocals; born December 11, 1944) Known as “Little Miss Dynamite,” Brenda Lee – who stood all of four feet, nine inches tall - was blessed with a powerful voice that belied her size. She could sing rockabilly, country and pop standards with equal conviction, and her versatility as an interpreter has allowed her a career of extraordinary longevity. She is the kicking, countrified upstart of “Jambalaya” and “That’s All You Gotta Do,” the pert, jaunty rocker of “Sweet Nothin’s” and “Let’s Jump the Broomstick,” the heartbroken balladeer of “I’m Sorry” and “Break It to Me Gently,” the ...

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"I think the coolest thing I learned was that Brenda fronted the first rock and roll band to come out of Nashville and that was when she was only 13."

- Jewel inducts Brenda Lee

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