Country music and gospel singer best known for 70's and 80's hits like One Day at a Time.
After getting over her shyness, she began performing on the WGN Barn Dance radio program in 1968.
She opened her own theater, The Cristy Lane Theatre, in Missouri in the late 80's.
She was one of twelve children born to her mother.
She recorded a rendition of the song Lean On Me with pop superstar Michael Jackson.