Whatever Happened To “Somebody’s Knockin'” Hitmaker Terri Gibbs?
Back in 1981, right in the middle of Merle Haggard and Dolly Parton, Kenny Rogers and Ronnie Milsap, Conway Twitty and Charley Pride came to a new song...a song you couldn't help but turn up and listen to.
"Somebody's Knockin', should I let him in? Lord, it's the devil, would you look at him..."
Wow, what a great song! Who's singing that?
Her name was (and is) Terri Gibbs and "Somebody's Knockin'" became one of country music's biggest hits of the year and crossed over to become a big Pop hit as well.
Born blind, Terri was raised in the Augusta, Georgia area and like so many great country artists, first began singing in the choir at her church.
Her first single release? Yep, it was "Somebody's Knockin" and wow, what a hit it was.
Terri won the Academy of Country Music's Top New Female Artist Award and also was the first winner of the Country Music Association's Horizon Award, which is awarded to emerging artists. Thanks to "Somebody's Knockin'" she also was nominated for two Grammy Awards.
In the late 1980's Terri shifted her focus to contemporary Christian music.
At the age of 67, Terri is the widowed mother of one son.
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