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For more than three decades, Cristy Lane continues to provide beautiful music and a #1 million selling biography, "One Day At A Time," that inspires people around the world. From the battlefields in Vietnam, where Cristy Lane performed more than 120 shows and nearly lost her life, to her recognition by the Veterans of Foreign Wars Hall of Fame, Cristy Lane‰ۡóÁÌ_́ÌÎ_̴Ìös story is just as inspiring today.
Lane was the eighth of 12 children brought up in a economically depressed area. In 1959, she married country music fan Lee Stoller, who encouraged her to sing country, and, after many local performances, she made her first single, ‰ۡóÁÌ_́ÌÎÌ_?ÌÎÌ_ÌÎ?Janie Took My Place‰ۡóÁÌ_́ÌÎ_̴Ìö, in Nashville in 1968. She and her husband sold their Peoria nightclub, Cristy‰ۡóÁÌ_́ÌÎ_̴Ìös Inc., and moved to Nashville in 1972. Stoller formed LS Records, chiefly to release his wife‰ۡóÁÌ_́ÌÎ_̴Ìös product. Her first entry on the US country charts was with ‰ۡóÁÌ_́ÌÎÌ_?ÌÎÌ_ÌÎ?Tryin‰ۡóÁÌ_́ÌÎ_̴Ìö To Forget About You‰ۡóÁÌ_́ÌÎ_̴Ìö in 1977. She then had Top 10 country hits with ‰ۡóÁÌ_́ÌÎÌ_?ÌÎÌ_ÌÎ?Let Me Down Easy‰ۡóÁÌ_́ÌÎ_̴Ìö, ‰ۡóÁÌ_́ÌÎÌ_?ÌÎÌ_ÌÎ?I‰ۡóÁÌ_́ÌÎ_̴Ìöm Gonna Love You Anyway‰ۡóÁÌ_́ÌÎ_̴Ìö, ‰ۡóÁÌ_́ÌÎÌ_?ÌÎÌ_ÌÎ?Penny Arcade‰ۡóÁÌ_́ÌÎ_̴Ìö and ‰ۡóÁÌ_́ÌÎÌ_?ÌÎÌ_ÌÎ?I Just Can‰ۡóÁÌ_́ÌÎ_̴Ìöt Stay Married To You‰ۡóÁÌ_́ÌÎ_̴Ìö. Further country hits followed but Stoller was jailed for financial irregularities. Lane moved to United Artists Records and had a US country number 1 in 1980 with a gospel song written by Marijohn Wilkin and Kris Kristofferson, ‰ۡóÁÌ_́ÌÎÌ_?ÌÎÌ_ÌÎ?One Day At A Time‰ۡóÁÌ_́ÌÎ_̴Ìö. Her husband, released from jail and inspired by Slim Whitman‰ۡóÁÌ_́ÌÎ_̴Ìös album sales through television advertising, took over her career and started marketing her in a similar way. He did it so well that he was able to write about his success in a book, One Day At A Time. Cristy Lane has continued performing and recording, basing herself in Branson, Missour