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Thanks to the music documentary currently in post-production about singer/songwriter Waylon Payne, I found out who his mama is!

Sammi Smith

Fall 2002 – Screen Shot of Waylon Payne playing songs with his momma, Sammi Smith, on the back porch at Mary Frank Andrews’ home in Tucson, Az.  Sammi was a country music singer/songwriter best known for her 1971 country-pop crossover hit, “Help Me Make It Through The Night” written by Kris Kristofferson. In ’72 she won a Grammy for Best Female Country Vocal Performance but because she was several months pregnant with Waylon, she couldn’t attend the ceremonies.

The documentary is currently in post-production.  Stay tuned for release dates!

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