American country musician (1932–1991)
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- You can knock me down, but you better have a big rock to put me there...It's been tough, but that's alright. I am the oldest of ten kids and I am a survivor. I love this business so much, that there's no way I could think of retiring. When I'm 87, I'll still be walking on the Grand Ole Opry and singing "Here comes more tears to cry...". I still don't feel that I have the biggest record yet, or sang it the best. I think the best is yet to come, and that's the truth!
- From an interview with "The Nashville Network" in 1991, putting rumors aside that she might be retiring.
- I know how to make money and I'll make it.
- From an interview with the "Tennesseean" newspaper reporter Robert K. Oermann in 1991.
- Dottie West (born Dorothy Marie Marsh; October 11, 1932 – September 4, 1991) was an American country music singer and songwriter. Along with her friends and fellow recording artists Patsy Cline and Loretta Lynn, she is considered one of the genre's most influential and groundbreaking female artists.