Sometimes a song can make a career. That certainly was the case for Sammi Smith. In 1970 Sammi recorded the Kris Kristofferson penned “Help Me Make It Through The Night” and her life changed forever. “Help Me Make It Through The Night” shot to #1 (3 weeks) on the Country charts and crossed into the Top 10 on the Pop side. It also earned Sammi a Grammy for “Best Female Country Vocal Performance”.
Sammi would continue to have hits throughout the 70s. She was one of the few females to be part of the “Outlaw Country” movement.
Help Me Make It Through The Night – #1 C&W / #8 Pop (1970) GOLD
Then You Walk In – #10 C&W (1971)
I’ve Got To Have You – #13 C&W (1972)
The Last Word In Lonesome Is Me
Send Me The Pillow You Dream On
Here Comes That Rainbow Again
The Way It Is
I’d Do It All Over Again
Gonna Lay Me Down Beside My Memories
I’ll Be Around
Waltz Across Texas