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Classic Rewind: Dottsy – ‘Storms Never Last’

8 responses to “Classic Rewind: Dottsy – ‘Storms Never Last’

  1. Razor X October 16, 2010 at 7:55 pm

    Very nice. I’m not familiar with Dottsy’s work but she had a very nice voice.

  2. pwdennis October 16, 2010 at 11:44 pm

    Good singer – one of Waylon’s proteges (sort of) but her heart wasn’t in music as a full-time career

  3. Ken Johnson October 19, 2010 at 1:56 pm

    Her full name was Dottsy Brodt and she was from Seguin, Texas. Her musical career began with the aid of a Texas theme park owner who had previously discovered Johnny Rodriguez. James T. “Happy” Shahan owned “Alamo Village” a tourist attraction that featured Wild West shows and concerts. Like Rodriguez, Shahan hired the former Junior Miss Pageant winner to sing at his shows. Dottsy was soon signed by RCA Records becoming the first country act to be officially known by just one name. Her first single, a song co-written by Jessi Colter, “Storms Never Last” landed at #17 in August 1975. (Jessi Colter & husband Waylon Jennings’ duet version peaked at that same position six years later)

    Dottsy’s second single “I’ll Be Your San Antone Rose” climbed to #12 in early 1976. Three singles later her biggest hit “(After Sweet Memories) Play Born To Lose Again” went to #10 in August 1977. In early 1979 “Tryin’ To Get To You” featuring an uncredited Waylon Jennings vocal peaked at #12. Her next two RCA singles performed poorly and she departed from the label by the end of that year. Dottsy released three more singles for the tiny Tanglewood label in 1981 before leaving the business.

    As Paul stated perhaps her heart wasn’t in the music business…..but it definitely belonged to Robin Dwyer,
    the high school sweetheart that she married.

  4. Jazzy Judy October 28, 2010 at 2:56 pm

    She has a gorgeous voice. But I agree, you can tell her heart isn’t quite in it like Jessie’s. Of course, the song was written about Waylon and Jessie’s life, so how can she really relate?

    Too bad she didn’t continue in the biz. She has an incredible voice. If she had chosen a different song she could have put more feeling into the song. Just my take, however!

  5. Lynn Vogel February 12, 2012 at 7:56 pm

    I really enjoy hearing Dottsey on Willies Roadhouse, they play her alot! My husband is from Seguin Tx, and lived around the corner from her. We still love her music here in Texas! Love you Dottsey!

  6. Norman Pugh July 29, 2012 at 8:30 pm

    She is really something. It is said she left country music to care for autistic children. A loss for us, a gain for them.
    Stinky 07/29/2012

  7. Nancy E Brown October 25, 2012 at 2:06 pm

    I found Dottsy music on Willie’s Roadhouse. She is one of the best female vocals every

  8. Miland D Soule January 14, 2015 at 6:28 pm

    Absolutely Awesome voice. First time I heard her sing “Sweet Memories” on WRH I had to pull off the road. Her voice and the musical arrangement is pure.
    Miland D Soule January 14, 2015

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