Beloved 1970s Country Hitmaker Reportedly On Life Support

Beloved 1970s Country Hitmaker Reportedly On Life Support | Country Music Videos


Margo Smith, who rose the fame in the 1970s, and her family needs your prayers.

Smith made her country music debut with her song “There I Said It”, which turned her into an overnight success. “There I Said It” peaked at No. 8 on the country charts, and was followed up by another single, “Paper Lovin'” and a self-titled debut album.

She received her first No. 1 song in 1978 with “Don’t Break the Heart That Loves You”. Smith, 75, continued to make music until the 1990s. Her last album release was in 2005 and she frequently performed at the Grand Ole Opry.

In August 2014, she was involved in a near-fatal car crash that shattered her wrist, broke her ankle, and gave her multiple bruises. She made a full recovery at a rehabilitation center and was set to return to the stage in December 2014. She postponed her return to February 2015 and performed for a sold-out crowd.

The Rader Family, a family of performers close to country community, announced Smith has been quite ill for the past month or so and was recently checked into the hospital.

They later updated their post saying she was put on life support.


Country singer Donna Fargo also wrote on her Facebook saying Smith is in the ICU on life support and is asking for prayers.


UPDATE (3:30 PM PST): reports that Smith is Ocala Regional Medical Center currently fighting double pneumonia. She is in the ICU being treated. Smith’s husband, Richard Cammeron, who is also her manager, tells Village-News, “She has double pneumonia and some other issues. The doctors are hopeful, and Margo is a real fighter.” 

Our prayers go out to Smith’s family during this time, especially her husband, Richard, who’s one request of her fans is to just do that: pray.

We will be updating this post as more information surfaces.

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