Gail Davies has been described as "one of the most important and influential female singer/songwriters to have been involved in country music in the past 20 years" as she was the first female record producer in country.
Davies began her life as in Broken Bow, OK, on June 5, 1948. Her father, Tex Dickerson, was a country singer. At the age of five, she left Oklahoma and moved with her mother and two brothers to Washington State. After graduating high school in 1966, Gail moved to Los Angeles.
She signed with EMI Publishing in 1975 then moved to Nashville. Soon she had a contract with CBS/Lifesong Records in 1978. She produced two CDs, The Other Side of Love and The Best of Gail Davies before accepting a position at Liberty Records in 1990 as country music's first female staff producer.
After three years of working with talented, new artists, Davies formed her own label, Little Chickadee Productions.
In 2002, Davies received an International Bluegrass Music Association Award and a Grammy® nomination for her duet with bluegrass patriarch Ralph Stanley. She was also nominated for an Americana award for her production work on Caught In The Webb, a tribute to country legend Webb Pierce.
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