NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Nation musician Mom Dunn, a San Antonio local who had a hit in 1986 with "Daddy's Arms," about her reverend dad, has passed away. She was 59.
Dunn passed away Thursday in hospital care and attention in Albuquerque, New South america, according to July Essential factors, the administrator at the Pena-Dunn Collection in Santa Fe, where Dunn's artwork were shown. Dunn declared a few months ago she was fighting ovarian melanoma.
The Grammy-nominated Dunn was the Academia of Nation Music's top new women performer in 1986 and was known as most appealing newbie by the Nation Music Organization the following season.
She had written "Daddy's Hands" for her dad, a Cathedral of Jesus preacher, as a Dad's Day existing and it became a well liked on country stereo. The music activity also gained her two Grammy nominations.
By her third history, she was generating her own information and composing songs with her sibling, Frank Rich waters Dunn. She had No. 1 country strikes with "Are You Ever Going to Really like Me" and "You Really Had Me Going."
She joined with Eileen Martin Murphey on the duet "A Experience in the Audience," which gained them a Grammy nomination. She also documented the duet "Maybe" with Kenny Rogers and sang on collections with Dolly Parton and Emmylou Harris.
In a 1990 meeting with The Associated Media, she provided these explanation why she had so much achievements in the beginning in her career: "It was a magic. Heavenly assistance."
But she said she was more than just a musician.
"I'm the only one, as far as I know on the women part, who creates, generates and performs the information," she said in 1990. "I think this gives me a genuine authenticity, a reliability. I'm not just up there status where they tell me to deal with, performing what they tell me to perform."
But in 1991, just as her profession was peaking, she ran into debate with the songs, "Maybe I Mean Yes," which some experts considered as an invites for time frame sexual assault. Among the song's lyrics: "When I say no, I mean maybe. Or maybe I mean yes."
Dunn said at sufficient time the track was intended to be a windy music about teasing, but decided with Warner Bros. Records' choice to take the songs from country stereo.
"The topic of sexual assault is a problem that needs to be mentioned, and if my music has provided as a automobile towards that conversation, then perhaps that is the gold coating to this debate," Dunn said in a declaration at that period.
She ongoing to history and trip in the 90's, but gradually she remaining the history companies to engage in her passion for artwork.