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Peggy Little (born August 8, 1942) is an American country music singer best remembered for her country cover version of Dusty Springfield's "Son of a Preacher Man"

Peggy Little
Birth namePeggy Little
Born (1942-08-08) 8 August 1942 (age 76)
Marlin, Texas, USA
Years active1966–1974


Early yearsEdit

Little was born in Marlin, Texas and raised in Waco, Texas.[citation needed] She began her career as a vocalist on a Waco radio station when she was 11 years old.[1]


In the late 1960s and early 1970s, Little was a well-known figure to country music audiences with several charting records and multiple appearances on country music programs such as Hee Haw. She also made guest appearances on The Mike Douglas Show, Wilbourn Brothers Show, Bill Anderson Show, Del Reeves Show, and The Ralph Emery Show.

Little recorded for Dot Records and later was on the Epic Records label. Little left the music industry in the mid-1970s and has not sung professionally in decades. She currently resides in her native Texas.

Personal lifeEdit

Little married when she was 16 and left show business to raise a family. That situation ended with a divorce in 1965.[2]



Title Album details Peak positions
US Country
A Little Bit of Peggy 22
More Than a Little
  • Release date: 1971
  • Label: Dot Records
"—" denotes releases that did not chart


Year Single Peak chart
US Country CAN Country
1966 "Her Hurt Upon My Hands" N/A
1968 "Beautiful World"
"What Makes a Happy Woman Cry"
1969 "Son of a Preacher Man" 40 A Little Bit of Peggy
"Sweet Baby Girl" 43
"Put Your Lovin' Where Your Mouth Is" 44 38 More Than a Little
"Son of a Preacher Man" (re-release) A Little Bit of Peggy
1970 "Mama, I Won't Be Wearing a Ring" 37 More Than a Little
"Good Day Sunshine" (with Tommy Overstreet) N/A
"I Knew You'd Be Leaving" 59 More Than a Little
"My Santa in Tennis Shoes" N/A
1971 "I've Got to Have You" 75
"He Goes Walking Through My Mind"
"Little Henry Hurt"
1972 "Little Golden Band"
1973 "Listen, Spot" 70
"Sugarman" 37
1974 "Just for You"
"—" denotes releases that did not chart


  1. ^ "Peggy Little Started Early To Stardom". Aiken Standard. South Carolina, Aiken. Associated Press. May 25, 1971. p. 3. Retrieved 28 May 2019 – via
  2. ^ Ferguson, Bettie (September 27, 1973). "Peggy Little Charges to Rescue". The Courier. Iowa, Waterloo. p. 10. Retrieved 28 May 2019 – via