You brought much joy into my life! Thankful for you....
B.J. was a friend. I was Bill Monroe's Manager. NO ONE, could belt out C.C. Rider like B.J. Remember the Cross Roads in Louisville? RIP pretty Lady. Chuck Campbell
Thanks for the songs and your music it takes me back to good times growing up outback Australia beautiful lady of country x
THANKS FOR31YRS OF LOVE AND FRIENDSHIP I WILL NEVER FORGET YOU.KATHY WALLER HARROGATE.UK.
BJ I WILL ALWAYS REMEBER YOU FOR THE31YRS OFFRIENDSHIP THAT WE HAD TOGETHER.KATHY WALLER .HARROGATE.UK
THANKS FOR 31YRS OF LOVE AND FRIENDSHIP.I WLL NEVER FORGET YOU.ALWAYS KATHY WALLER.HARROGATE.UK.
You will always be my favorite. Thank you for the music. Namaste.
I can listen to your music all day and never get tired of it.. You were such a beautiful person inside and out! Thank you for your music and your voice! Love you always! RIP
Missing you with deep love.
Billie Jo,i am so heart broken.we were great friends,i will keep you in my heart always,i love you as a sister,you taught me a lot,we meet at harbor inn ,when you were with danny,when you came in you always gave me a kiss and a hug,and a copy of your necords,i treasure them.i love you,and will never for get you. i learned a lot of lessons of life from you ,prayers for you and your family, xoxoxoxo skeeter childers
Blanket on the ground-What an incredible song by an extremely talented young lady-REST IN PEACE,BILLIE
RIP Billie Jo. Have loved you forever, always will.
Never received the credit you so rightly deserved. A unique voice instantly recognisable. RIP on your blanket hon.
Harry. Kent UK.
R.I.P. loves your music. i would turn radio up loud when blanket on the ground was on. music world is gonna miss you <3
everyone mentions blanket on the ground and that was a great song but what about too much is not enough? I love that song! she was a great singer and should have gotten more acknowlegement than what she did. RIP Billie Jo Spears
So sad of the passing of billie jo spears,,Her blanket on the ground was a hit,,she was so down to earth and not like so many other singers that had to dress like they were in hollywood . she was all country and one of the best.. Leah in Michigan
Miss u so much Billie Jo spears
Always loved your songs you were inspirational to everyone who followed
Your music you will be sadly missed. Always loved you Gez xx rip
I just learned that Bilie Jo had passed away. She was one of my favorites. Having lived in vidor during the 60's I was privilidged to hear her first ones.
My brother had a country western band in Michigan in the 70's and he always had request for her songs
. Her music will be around for a long long time
I followed Billie Jo's career for 35 years! When ever I was is in a "funk" mood I put on her music and then all was good and I do it to this day! My sympathies to the family.
With My Love.
Mark E. Leister.
I am originally from Beaumont, Texas, and she was a favorite. Always wished I could have met her. In the sweet bye and bye that will happen.
Billie Jo Spears, may the higher power put the powerful hands on thee, you got me started as a young girl singing blanket on the ground, I loved to sing it and play it. You are my idol, I love your music. You are my number 1 love you hon, you will always be in my musical heart.
I love blanket on the ground it was my mom and dads song I wish you peace and everlasting life mrs billie jo spears god bless you RIP god speed dear lady xoxo
dorothy m jones phila pa
I'm a Jersey girl and remember listening to Blanket on the ground when i was younger. I love country music and i loved your voice, so beautiful!! Sing with the angels beautiful lady.
Dear BJ. I just want to say that i feel extremely privelaged that i managed to work with you on your last tour last May 2011.. To have lived to say, i shared the same bill with you, for me is a huge honor!. I knew you for three weeks only and in that short time it felt a lifetime! Thank you forever for introducing me to my new song " dont colour me blue" if it were not for you, i would not have heard this song.. RIP my sweet friend.. from your wee scotts pal.. Capt Kirk..via, Janey Kirk xxxx
I am deeply saddened by Billie's passing.
I knew her for many years since she moved to Nashville and I could always say that she was the sweetest, most genuine country girl I ever met. "Don't Go Near the Apple Tree" - the way Billie Jo does it - still, after all these years, makes me tear up.
She was a wonderful person and an unbelieveable talent.
God bless her.
Goodbye Billie Jo. You were an amazing talent. Fantastic voice. I regret never seeing you perform live but your music lives on.
This is for my niece for the lost of her me me she was a great grandmother to her she ail greatly be missed love you. Kassidy
I love you meme and I will always love you and I will miss you dearly you were a great part of my life as my grandma thanks for all you put in my life I hope I am like you as I get older and every since uncle Kevin called me I messes you dearly. Sincerely your granddaughter kassidy jones
I had first heard of billy joe within the last year and a half although I never met her I came to appreciate her music like others I was saddened to hear of her passing
first met bj in the 70s spoke to her many times at shows agreat loss and a great lady godbless you bj pat and irene x ( england )
sorry to hear about bj one of my fav singers
Truly loved here in Ireland, May she Rest in peace.
(I hope that she keeps on singing for the good Lord)
As a former booking agent, and close friend, I shall truly miss this talented lady. One of the best female voices in country music, she will be missed and missed and missed. But will be a welcome addition to the choir of angels in heaven to which she now belongs. God bless her and her family, and best wishes.
A singer adored by many, including myself. Having met BJ on a number of occasions, I share the many thoughts of her kindness.
I'll remember BJ as an artist who persevered and achieved recognition, success and respect.
But more than that, Billie Jo was a loved one to those she left behind. My love to those who's hearts are hurting. May GOD comfort them. And GOD bless Billie Jo Spears.
i love country music and to my surprise i met a lady on one of my favorite chat groups who happened to be Billy J loving daughter. i never knew right off who she was still one night a dj was speaking bout her Mama, then i realized who she was . her country voice made me feel like i was the girl next door and she was singing just to me. i Loved her Mama and my new friend i found just as well. Time will heal but u never forget. id give anything to hear my mama voice again!!! so sorry friend she shall be missed!!!!!
My first introduction to BJ was a radio interview with a DJ in Dayton, Ohio when she was promoting her recording of "Harper Valley PTA". No disrespect to Jeannie C. Riley, but I thought BJ's recording was the better one! For whatever reason, the DJ's chose not to give it an equal shot! What if they had?
I have most of her albums and listen too her songs often. Without question, "the sexiest voice" I ever heard. She had the courage to take on subjects in her music that most singers wouldn't touch and the talent to deliver them in a way that no one else could!
Someone said she was the most "underated country singer" in this country! Personally, I rate her with the "all time greats"!
Thank you BJ for the untold hours of great music that you left us!
A week ago. The lord called your name. Took your hand and walked with you. Through heaven gate. I will always remember you. With your beautiful music. Much love Billie Jo. R.I.P.
Our heartfelt condolences to BJ's family. Hers and many others in 70's and 80's- was COUNTRY music. I truly enjoyed her songs. Loved her voice-so unique.we were truly saddened to hear of her passing. what a joy to be in heaven at this time of year to wish our precious Jesus-Happy Birthday. we love you Billie Jo Spears-Rest in eternal peace.
The world found itself missing a piece of wonder when God called you away from this world. We do have another Angel to watch over us. Our friendship was priceless. And, to Donna, your Moma is pain free and leading Heaven's Choir!
One of the most under rated country singers in country music history. One of my all time favorites. True to herself and her music. Rest in peace.
The Wonder of You. I have listened to your music all week-end. You shared your world with all of us who know of your special talent. You are now singing with the rest of the BEST as Patsy Cline, Dottie West, Tammy Wynette. We love you & will miss you but your music remains with us.Peace in Heaven BJ.....Barbara Smith
You will never be forgotten Billy Jo. wonderful lady cracking sence of humour. we will miss you
loved your music you are singing in heaven withalot of my angels,sharon bingham[marshall,tx]lafayette,la
Will never forget you BJ. Will keep singing your songs.
I worked 10 nights in Jackpot Nevada with Billie Jo. She was a pleasure to work with. Very kind and generous to a fault. I remain a fan.
My Deepest Sympathy! A sweet lady...you will be missed!! With JESUS!!
I was in college when "Blanket on the Ground' came out. I loved that song and I loved the way she sang. Rest in peace, Billie Jo Spears! You are now singing with the choir of angels in heaven.
I will honor you always BJ, thanks for being my pal and for teaching me what it meant to be a loyal friend. I will aways keep that promise I made and no matter where I am I will always remember our conversations and your sense of Humor. I will pay it forward Billie Jo. See you when I get there. May there always be a show to do and a full house for you in Heaven. watch over us all and keep us with a song in our heart and a kind word on our tongue. You were the biggest spirit In a little body I ever met. love ya BJ, Micheal Bear Clair.
A true country Legend!!! R.i.p Billie Jo xxx
Thoughts andprayersgo out to thefamily. She wasawonderful singer and will bedeeplymissed.
She was a great singer, enjoyed her music. My Prayers go out to family and friends, especially to my on-line friend of many years, her Daughter Donna. She is has joined the Heavenly Choir with all the other great Country Music Stars that have gone on before her singing His Praises.
"BLANKET ON THE GROUND" WAS A SMASH HIT IN LOS ANGELES. SUCH A TALENT ! ! ! BILLIE JO, YOUR NEXT GIG IN HEAVEN IS ALREADY A SELLOUT CROWD. LOVE YOU SO MUCH.
I went to see Billie Jo and Philomena Begley in concert together two years ago in the north of Ireland. What a performance from these two women. I'll never forget that night. Keep her country Billy Jo. xx oo
it was a real pleasure working with you BJ! i shall never ever forget you.. Thank you for introducing me to " dont colour me blue"...love you always.. janey kirk ( Capt Kirk ) xx
A rose Grow's on the other side of the Wall. I love you Billie Jo Spears.
Loved your songs Billie Jo, I know your voice will go on in heaven....
Such a great talent. Gone way too soon! You will be missed. I pray the Lord Jesus will be with her family at this time of such sorrow.
R.I.P Billie, you were a wonderful lady,and will be greatly missed.
I am so happy that I had the honour of meeting you in Great Yarmouth U.K whilst you were on tour, my thoughts are with your family at this very sad time, your most sincere fan, June.
RIP Billie Jo....one of the great country legends, she will be missed but, she sings with the angels now.
Great talent and our loss,this lady's music will live on R.I.P. Billie Jo.
Billie Jo had one of my favorite songs..."What I've Got In Mind" I never met her, but from seeing her on TV she seemed like a nice lady. She will be missed by country music fans.
Our musical world is a lesser place without her presence. Condolences to the Family...
The world has lost a legend. Rest in peace Billie Jo.
May God be with the family at this time of sorrow. It is so sad everytime we lose one of our country singers, At least the family has memories and we have her music always. god bless
Loved all of your work! This world's loss is truly Heaven's gain! R.I.P. Billie Jo Spears
Gary & Karen Horn
Rest in peace Billie Jo. God has you in His hands now.We miss you.
billy vance donegal ireland another great sinher is gone to thw concert in the sky
Such a great loss to the music world...our loss in this world is Heaven's gain....
Follow the light Billie Jo. The lord and my mom Irene Marie. Are there they will welcome you. God bless you and my mom always. May those who loved you. Know they touched heaven because of you. And your amazing music. You were a true inspiration to me. You and mom. Will always be near in my heart thoughts and prayers. Blessings to your family friends and fans.
Remember me when I am gone away,
Gone far away into the silent land;
When you can no more hold me by the hand,
Nor I half turn to go yet turning stay.
Remember me when no more day by day
You tell me of our future that you plann'd:
Only remember me; you understand
It will be late to counsel then or pray.
Yet if you should forget me for a while
And afterwards remember, do not grieve:
For if the darkness and corruption leave
A vestige of the thoughts that once I had,
Better by far you should forget and smile
Than that you should remember and be sad.
By Christina RossettiThe Poetry Foundation
I had the opportunity to know her as a sister-in-law, she was just a regular person. Condolences from all of us.
She was a great singer and I listened to when I was growing up in Jasper, Texas. She had a voice that was so great. God Bless, She will be missed by all.
For a short time when I was young, Billie Jo was married to my Uncle. I will remember her as my Aunt always and my thoughts are with all who loved her. She will be missed.
What a great voice this lady had I so enjoyed her music You will be missed Billie Jo
Super lady!! The nicest lady I ever had the honor of opening a show for. She made me feel like a part of her group as soon as she got to the rehearsal. Thanks for the memory.
aNOTHER LOST TO COUNTRY MUSIC b.j. WAS TRULY A COUNTRY SINGER, SING ON GIRL HEAVEN IS JUST A LOT BRIGHTER WITH YOUR PRESENCE.
PATRICIA CLEVELAND, GA.
Billie Jo, You were the BEST. I have most all of your albums. I love " Misty Blue, & What Iv'e Got In Mind . The U.S.A. missed out on you and Britain saw a chance to win you over. We lost a great talent. Peace be with you now & to your family. Sing loudly in Heaven & I will hear you always. You will truly be missed by ALL who knew you. Barbara
Thanks for the memories. You have now received your wings. Continue to share your beautiful voice in heaven. Prayers to your family.
Blanket on the ground was a true country masterpiece. B.J. you had a perfect voice for this song. I lived in Texas and Oklahoma many years and enjoyed this song many nights. RIP. Joe Ashford
i will miss you so much. i loved your singing, voice and talent. rest in peace, you will be missed by many.
May you receive comfort from "the happy God" during this time of sorrow.
Sherri - Michigan
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
bj we go back a long way i'm the (country gentleman)remember 1975-1980 may god bless the family
You are singing in God's Choir now and the Angels in Heaven!
Billy Jo had one of the best unique voices in country music. Rest in peace!!. Thank you for those great songs!!.
"Blanket on the Ground" was her best ever some for me. What a great loss of a Great Lady. Linda ( Red Bluff CA)
im so sorry about her passing she was a real good singer her friends from ind. fred margaret knight
Playing her tunes on JST KLSX - http://www.RockandRollHeaven.net --- ONE of the GREATS - but alwaysremembered. Mason.
Another Heavenly voice for Our Fathers' choir
Enjoy your Glory Ride and Lay your Heavenly Blanket On The Ground
Mourning the loss of a very talented lady. Condolences to her family. I remember her connection in Rock Hill, SC many years ago.
May the Peace of the Lord Jesus Christ be with the family of Billie Jo.I've enjoyed her singing down thru the years.She will be missed.R.Allman,NC
A loss to fans and Country music too. Sympathy to her family and friends. God Bless and keep you Billie Jo
Loved her music.....Blessings for the family....
Thanks for sharing your voice.you will surely be missed.
I had the pleasure of meeting her at the Music City Sheraton in Nashville, Tn. one night several years ago. She was a beautiful lady inside and out. My favorite song of hers is "She's Out There Dancing Alone". Today, she's singing with her Angels and Heaven is so happy to have her home.
RIP. Loved your music. Even today brings back great memories.
Prayers are with you and your family in the loss of your beloved Billie Jo. She will be missed by all. GOD BLESS YOU ALL.
I toured with Billie Jo in the 80's when she played in Scotland for a BBC television program. I was married to her manager Lamar Fike and did her hair and makeup for each show. She was a kind and generous woman and I am very saddened to hear of her passing. I am so sorry for your loss.
Please accept my sympathy at such a sad time. May you find comfort from God's word recorded at Ecclesiastes 9:5, 10 regarding the loss of your loved one.
RIP Billie Jo. You music brings back many happy memories. You will surely be missed.
"To the family of Billie Jo Spears. I am so sorry to hear of your loss. As you endeavor to comfort one another as a family may "the God of all comfort" give you peace. Again my condolences." Neighbor, (Al)
We will love you and miss you always BJ, but you will live forever in the precious memories we treasure of our many wonderful times together. Never stop singing, beautiful lady.
Sadly, we've lost another of the "real" country artist.
Billy Jo will be missed but what a wonderful legacy she leaves behind. I love her music, especially "57 Chevrolet" Rest in peace, dear lady.
My sincere condolence to the family.
She was the best I so enjoyed her beautiful voice and songs. God bless you all....RIP Billie Jo
Heavens' Chior will surely be blessed with her lovely voice. Go rest high on that mountain. You deserve it. Loved her voice and her style. Dave Shannon Anderson SC
may a light always shine on your new journey billie jo
saw billie jo spears at the rothes halls glenrothes scotland touring with the first lady,s of country so glad i did loved her music snd felt really glad i went and saw her R.I.P BILLIE JO SPEARS FROM YOUR SCOTTISH FANS (HARRY LINDSAY) FIFE SCOTLAND XX
Dear Lord, Billie Jo's, wonderful voice, is joining Your Celestial Choir. We have her recordings to remember her for. But You GOD, You have her presence.
Billie Jo, you will be sorely missed by all.
I had the privilege of seeing BJ on Hee haw and also at George Jones Possum holler Restaurant when she brought her band to play a benefit for Her Fan club Presiden Mary ann Cooper who was beaten up and robbed outside the Sam davis Hotel in Nashville during Fan Fair in1976. Mary Ann was alsoLoretta Lynns First fan Club president but she couldn"t attend because she was in the Hospital in Memphis so BJ came over and did a great job..A great Lady and we will certainly miss you Bj.
Such a classy lady, who brought much joy to those like me who love country music. The local radio station plays her songs quite often, in fact, I heard "Blanket on the Ground" just a few days ago. Much love to family and friends who will bear her loss, especially at this Christmas season. May she rest in peace. (Mildred F. NC)
Another sad day for Country Music. My Mom & my Uncle both loved to her her sing. They both have passed on also. I hope they get to meet her in Heaven. God Bless her family.
so sorry to hear that she has passed away, love the songs she put out for us. she will be missed. may god bless her family at this sad time. yes she is an angel now.
we are very saddened of your loss, we will miss a wonderful and great lady,,,, to donna coker we are always there for you
my heart goes out to donna coker the daughter of billie jo , we loved your momma, she was a lady at heart, she will be sadly missed
Loved her singing.......heaven will be blessed with her there....
Billie Jo Spears was an under rated as a singer. She sang with a style and class that reflected her beauty. She will be missed by all of us that appreciated her Talents. Rest in Peace, dear lady.
To the the family of Billie Jo Spears - May God give you peace and comfort through his word and the Lord Jesus Christ during this time of sorrow, I know that she will be missed by many.
Another great one moves up with the Angels. So sad. Prayers go out to the ones she left behind.
M. Torvinen, CT
Another great one moves up with the Angels. So sad. Prayers go out to the ones she left behind.
M. Torvinen, CT
the world has lost another great country singer.r.i p billie jo. she will be greatly missed.
The loss of Billie Jo Spears comes as quite a shock to me. What a voice, and a very classy lady! She will be sadly missed and we're indebted to her for the music.
My father introduced me to Ms. Spears, and I was lucky enough as a teen to see her in Branson Missouri. She absolutely loved my curly hair, and the entire time she was talking to us and signing autographs, she kept playing with my curls. She was such a bright, loving person, and one of the few stars who really cares for her fans. May God Bless her family and friends.
I am so sad to learn of your passing. I loved "Blanket On The Ground" and you had an amazing voice!!!! Thank you for being so wonderful. My thoughts and prayers go out to your family and friends.
she was great and will be missed
Greetings to Billie Jo's family
Lois and I had the privilege to hear her sing when she and seberal other CE stars of the 1950's passed thru Safford AZ the Buena Vista Hotel,Matador Lounge. I lost my Lois in 2009 after a six year illness and 54 wonderful years of marriage so I feel the pain and know the grief but in time God heals and we move on with our lives.
Love in Christ
L.Hiram LARRY Adams