Country Singer — Debby Boone

Debby Boone (22 September 1956) whose real name is Deborah Ann Boone is American Theatre actor and a singer.



Debby Boone was born in Hackensack, New Jersey. Daughter of singer and icon of the fifties Pat Boone and Shirley Lee Foley Boone (daughter of the singer Red Foley). At age 14 went on tour with his parents and three sisters – Cherry, Lindy and Laury. Reached twice Billboard charts with “When The Lovelight Starts Shining Through His Eyes” (No. 25) and “Up to Manana” (No. 32).


Boone threw his first song as soloist in 1977 called “You Light Up My Life”. The song was the greatest success in the seventies in lasting 10 weeks at # 1 Billboard Hot 100 and was also # 1 on the adult contemporary and number 4 in country lists. Thanks to Debby won a Grammy for best new artist and also received nominations for best female pop interpreter and recording of the year. Both the single and the album was certified Platinum. The song written and produced by Joe Brooks belonged to the film of the same name and deserved you Brooks an Oscar in 1978 by the composition of the song.

Subsequent to the success of this single, Debby Boone could not maintain the same level, the following simple call “California” (also written and produced by Joe Brooks) barely arrived at 50 and his second album called “Midstream” stayed at # 147 pop. Boone then launched another topic related to a movie, the song “When You re Loved” of The Magic of Lassie. This song was nominated by their composers, the Sherman brothers and reached # 48 in lists.


Boone was emprez√≥ to focus on country music and 1978 launched “In Memory Of Your Love” which did not have much resonance, but a year later it reached # 11 with “My Heart Has A Mind Of Its Own”, a version of a song by Connie Francis. Boone took 3 hits with (No. 25) “Breakin’ In A Brand New Broken Heart”, (No. 48) “Everybody’s somebody’s Fool” and (No. 41) “See You In September”.

Their next album “Love Has No Reason” 1980 produced by Larry Butler generated the number 1 hit lists country “Are You On The Road To Lovin’ Me Again” and “Free To Be Lonely Again” (# 14) and “Take It Like A Woman” (post 44).


In 1981 she toured by United States theatrical adaptation of “seven brides for seven brothers”, reaching Broadway in July 1982. However strong criticisms, including the New York Times, led to the closure after barely 5 presentations. Boone continued appearing in productions such as “Camelot”, “Meet Me In St. Louis.”, “South Pacific”, “The Human Comedy” and “The King And I.” He has occasionally appeared in television.

Family life

After “Seven brides for seven brothers” Boone became interested in Christian music coming to win a GMA Dove award and two Grammy Awards, but then surrendered to the upbringing of their children: Jordan (born 1980), twin Gabrielle and Dustin (born 1983), and Tessa (born 1986). Boone had married Gabriel Ferrer (son of Jos√© Ferrer and Rosemary Clooney) in 1979.

Boone wanted to revive career in 2005 by launching “Reflections Of Rosemary” which was an album tribute to her mother-in-law, Rosemary Clooney. Boone did a tour including the cabaret Feinstein in New York, site where Clooney often sang.

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