Mickie Evans stood all of five foot two and was known as one of the 'highest
and fastest' female yodelers in the country in the early to mid 1950s. She had
brown hair and green eyes.
She began her singing career when she was just 13 they said and even traveled
around the country performing with various hillbilly bands. A few years later
found her performing on her own on the ABC network show, "Hayloft Hoedown Show".
Then she moved on to Orlando, Florida for about four years. While she was in Orlando,
they tagged her the "South's Fastes and Highest Girl Yodeler".
She returned to Trenton, New Jersey in 1950 where she was heard over radio
station WTTM, Monday through Friday from 6:30am to 7:30am and from 6:30 to
7:45pm and even on Saturdays from 8:30 to 10:00am.
She shared the bill with many of the big name acts in hillbilly music back
then. She worked with such stars as Kenny Roberts, Eddy Arnold,
Hank Snow, Jimmy Dickens, Lefty Frizzell, Pee Wee King, Rex Allen, Roy
Acuff, Hawkshaw Hawkins and others.
Mickie also got some television exposure, appearing on such shows as the
Arthur Godfrey's show, Jack Steck's "Tela Cruise Show", "The Peggy Towne Show",
"The Betty Barton TV Show", "The Ranger Joe TV Show" and the "Talent Search -
Country Style" shows. On top of that, she also starred for a time on the "County
Fair TV Show" that aired out of Baltimore, Maryland.
Credits & Sources
- Cowboy Songs No.28; September 1953, American Folk Publications, Inc.;