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Skeeter Davis

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The Resume

    (December 30, 1931-September 19, 2004)
    Birth name was Mary Frances Penick
    Joined the Grand Ole Opry (1959)
    Primarily known for her hit 'The End of the World'
    Recorded 'Set Him Free,' 'Gonna Get Along Without You Now,' 'I Forgot More Than You'll Ever Know,' 'Let Me Get Close to You,' 'My Last Date (With You),' 'I'm a Lover (Not a Fighter)' and 'I'm Saving My Love'

Why she might be annoying:

    She appeared on Oral Roberts televangelist shows.
    She was a devout Christian.
    She divorced her first husband after three years of marriage.
    She was twice divorced.
    She began performing with Betty Jack Davis as the Davis Sisters (They were not sisters).

Why she might not be annoying:

    She was nicknamed 'Skeeter' by her grandfather because she was always buzzing around.
    Along with her best friend and singing partner Betty Jack Davis, she was involved in a fatal car accident. Betty died and she was left injured (August 2, 1953).
    She then became a duo with Betty's sister Georgia for about three years before going solo.
    She died of breast cancer at 72.
    She earned five Grammy Award nominations.
    She owned a 300 acre farm in Tennessee.
    At the end of her career, she performed mainly at senior citizen homes and in prisons.
    Her first hit was in 1953, with 'I Forgot More Than You'll Ever Know.'
    Her song 'The End of the World' was one of the first 'Nashville sound' songs to cross over to R&B and Pop charts.
    Some believe she originated the rockabilly sound.

Featured in the following Annoying Collections:

Year In Review:

    For 2021, as of last week, Out of 20 Votes: 10.0% Annoying
    In 2021, Out of 16 Votes: 68.75% Annoying
    In 2020, Out of 7 Votes: 14.29% Annoying
    In 2019, Out of 4 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2018, Out of 4 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2017, Out of 3 Votes: 33.33% Annoying
    In 2016, Out of 6 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2015, Out of 10 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2014, Out of 19 Votes: 47.37% Annoying
    In 2013, Out of 15 Votes: 26.67% Annoying
    In 2012, Out of 47 Votes: 36.17% Annoying
    In 2011, Out of 12 Votes: 75.00% Annoying
    In 2010, Out of 30 Votes: 56.67% Annoying
    In 2009, Out of 29 Votes: 65.52% Annoying
    In 2008, Out of 54 Votes: 51.85% Annoying
    In 2007, Out of 112 Votes: 60.71% Annoying
    In 2006, Out of 303 Votes: 68.65% Annoying
    In 2005, Out of 222 Votes: 67.57% Annoying
    In 2004, Out of 148 Votes: 62.16% Annoying