South African Artists

Sally Vaughn Received a Lifetime Achievement Award

LifetimeAchievementAwardtoSallyVaughn001Sally Vaughn Received A Lifetime  Achievement Award!

Frans Swart, CEO of Lefra Productions and Lance James presented Sally Vaughn with a lifetime achievement award at the Country Spectacular Show at Carnival City’s Big Top Arena for her tremendous contribution to Country Music in South Africa.

WHISNews21SallyVuaghn001In 1983 Sally Vaughn earned a Sarie award with her songs: ”The Teddy Bear Song” and “With You” on her album “Mama Country” as “Best Female Country Singer”. By this time she was already known as “Mama Country”, a title bestowed on her by Lance James.

Lance decided to present Sally’s rendition of “Glory Glory Hallelujah” to the American Country Music Association,  and shortly thereafter Sally was invited to visit the USA.

WHISNews21SallyVuaghn002In June 1984 Sally performed in Nashville,  Tennessee,  at the Annual Country Awards and received a standing ovation for her songs “Glory Glory  Hallelujah” and “Somewhere Between”.

She was invited as one of the lead performers a year later and again received a standing ovation. In 1989 Sally Vaughn,  Lance James,  Clive Bruce,  Billy Forrest and Joanna Field began the group ”Over The Hillbillies”, and released five albums.

“She is a wonderful talented singer and earned international recognition.  She is very naughty and I just love her sense of humor.” Frans Swart

FransSwartSallyVaughnLanceJames001Some of Sally’s greatest hits are”Glory Glory Hallelujah”,  “Cryin’ My Heart Out Over You”,  “Your Old Love Letters”,  “Somewhere Between”, ”Special Angel”, ”A Simple Goodbye”,  “Piece Of My Heart”,  ”He Talks To Me”,  “If I Give My Heart To You”, ”When Old Flames Burn Blue”,  “Weep No More”, ”Daddy’s Hands”, ”Tammy” and many more.

“If somebody earned this award, it is Sally.  She is a wonderful person, very talented and somebody who I have the utmost respect.” Lance James

By handing over the Award, Frans Swart, said he has the utmost respect for Miss Sally Vaughn.  “She is a wonderful talented singer and earned international recognition.  She is very naughty and I just love her sense of humor.” Lance James added by saying that he and Sally toured together for many, many years.

 – Charl Senekal Lefra Productions


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