Susie Allanson

Susie Allanson Brief Biography

Susie Allanson (born March 17, 1952 in Minneapolis, Minnesota) is an American country music singer and actress. As a singer, she released five studio albums and charted several singles on the Billboard and Cashbox country charts, including the No. 2 hit "We Belong Together". She also had top ten chart success with a cover of Buddy Holly's "Maybe Baby" and "Words" by the Bee Gees.

She grew up in Van Nuys, California and Las Vegas, where her youth was primarily centered on horses and music. At seventeen, her career began in musical theatre when she was cast as a lead in the National Touring Company of the rock musical Hair. A year later she was asked to be part of the original cast in the national concert premiere of Andrew Lloyd Webber's Jesus Christ Superstar. She went on to perform as a principal player in the Los Angeles stage production of Superstar and appeared in the film as the 'Maid by the Fire'. In 1976 while training a young horse, she was thrown and fractured her neck. While still recovering in the hospital, she signed her first recording deal with ABC records. Soon after, she signed a production deal with Mike Curb and over the next several years recorded five albums for Warner/Curb, Liberty/Curb, Elektra Records and EMI. She had several charted country singles, including four top ten hits. Allanson appeared as a guest on many of the major television shows of the day including Hee Haw, Nashville Alive, Dinah Shore, and the Music City News Awards. She toured with and opened for such artists as The Oak Ridge Boys, Merle Haggard, and Hank Williams Jr., and recorded duets with Bill Medley and Delaney Bramlett. In 1979 she was named Billboard magazine's "Best New Female Singer" and won Country Radio Broadcasters' "New Faces of Country Music" award. Her early albums were produced by her husband Ray Ruff, whom she later divorced.

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