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Tell Me a Lie Sami Jo (MGM South, 1974)
American country singer Sami Jo was born Jane Annette Jobe on May 9, 1947 in Batesville, Arkansas. Her first two singles failed to chart. She landed a deal with MGM South and scored a hit with Tell Me a Lie. It hit #21 on the Hot 100 and #14 on the Easy Listening chart. Her follow-up single, It Could Have Been Me hit #46 on the Hot 100 and #31 on the Easy Listening chart. These singles were off her first album, It Could Have Been Me. This album peaked at #33 on the country album chart. Sami Jo failed to chart any more singles with MGM South. In 1975 her label was folded into parent label, MGM Records. She was able to chart I’ll Believe Anything You Say — #62 on the country chart. MGM was then folded into Polydor Records. She had two more minor hits, God Loves Us and Take Me to Heaven before being dropped.
Sami Jo moved on to Elektra Records, which folded into Warner Brothers Records, then to Southern Tracks. None of the subsequent singles charted (or charted well). She retired from music to manage some stores in Tulsa, Oklahoma.