Born: May 17
BETTY JOPLIN GRAMMY NOMINATED VOCALIST ASCAP’s ABE OLMAN SCHOLARSHIP AWARD RECIPIENT NAIRD AWARD RECIPIENT
Betty's mother recognized her God-given talent when she was 3 years old. At the age of 4, (so young and small her feet were unable to reach the piano pedals) she was being invited to sing and accompany herself on piano at various churches in her home town, Jackson, Michigan. By age 7, the church appointed her pianist for church services as well as for the church choir. She continued to do so until age 17 when she got married. By the age of 19, she had 3 children and was divorced (she later had one more child). Needless to say, she put all dreams of a musical career on hold in order to raise her four children and to maintain a job to support them....