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Name: Janie Fricke  
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Date of Birth: 19th December 1947
Place of Birth: Fort Wayne, Indiana
Profession: Singer
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Janie Fricke

Janie Fricke (born December 19, 1947 in Fort Wayne, Indiana) is an American country music singer-guitarist. After initially supporting herself singing commercial jingles, she began working as a session backing vocalist in Nashville, which eventually led to a number of duets with Johnny Duncan, including a remake of Jay and the Americans' "Come a Little Bit Closer". Fricke's first solo hit, "What are You Doing Tonight", made the country top forty in 1977. She continued to record duets with Duncan, as well as Charlie Rich thorughout the rest of the 1970s, and beginning in the early 1980s her singles began appearing regularly in the country top ten. Her solo hits during this period included "Down to My Last Broken Heart," "I'll Need Someone to Hold Me When I Cry" (both 1981), "Don't Worry 'Bout Me Baby" (1982), "He's a Heartache (Looking for a Place to Happen" (1983), "Let's Stop Talking About It" (1983), "Your Heart's Not in It" (1984), "She's Single Again" (1985), and "Always Have, Always Will" (1986). By the late 1980s, however, Fricke's hits started to taper off, as rootsy neotraditionalist artists supplanted smooth "countrypolitan" singers like Fricke on the charts. Her last top-forty country singe was 1989's "From Time to Time".

She continues to record and tour, releasing a live album in 2002, and an album of bluegrass remakes of her '80s hits in 2004.

Annoyed by mispronunciations of her name, she changed the spelling to "Frickie" in 1986, but a few years later reverted to the original spelling.

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