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Recent News Story
Villager's passion for music allows her to keep living her dream on stage
By DREXLER B. JAMES
DAILY SUN STAFF WRITERTHE VILLAGES - After 41 years in the music industry, Margo Smith takes the stage with confidence. The Village of Chatham resident performed a sold out concert to nearly 300 people July 11 at the American Legion Post 347 in Lady Lake. She performed many of her hit songs from her country western and yodeling career in the 1970s and '80s. "People were calling and lining up outside, but there was no more room," said Margo, who is used to the spotlight. Villagers enjoy attending her concerts around town. Bernice Sarver, of the Village of Calumet Grove, has been to several shows, including the show that took place at the Legion. "It was fabulous," Sarver said. "She's just like the Energizer Bunny. She just keeps on going and going." Margo first discovered her passion for music as a child, performing and singing when she was 5 years old. "I loved music, all kinds of music," Margo said. " I taught myself how to play the piano. I've been playing the ukulele since I was a little girl." But first, she wanted to become an elementary school teacher in New Carlisle, Ohio. "I liked the litde kids - that's what I loved the most," she said. After a few years of teaching and writing songs on the side, she decided to go to Nashville, Tennessee, and try to secure a recording contract. "Of course, my family thought I was nuts," she said. "They asked, 'Why would you want to do that.?,' and I said, 'I've always wanted to do that. I'm going to do that.'" Determined to achieve her dream, Margo traveled from New Carlisle to Nashville and
walked into RCA Records, where she played her demo. Fighting against challenges such as not having a band or a bus for transportation to various gigs, Smith was determined to make her dreams
come true. "Sometimes, you have to do what you have to do," she said. Some of her biggest hits during her career included "Still a Woman," "Take My Breath Away" and "Don't Break the Heart That Loves
You." Smith also got the chance to meet performers such as Elvis Presley and country singer Tammy Wynette. During the height of her career, Margo also found time for love. She met her husband of 33 years, Richard, after a concert. He also was involved with the music business and had his own recording studio. Margo's career has taken her and Richard all over the world. Margo's favorite place to visit was Switzerland, where she received a warm reception, especially for her yodeling skills. "If they love you and they are in the audience, they would light a cigarette and wave them in the air," she said. It was a humbling experience for Margo to see audiences as big as 20,000 people waving cigarettes, tiny spots of flaming lights flickering in the evening air. Richard also enjoyed their whirlwind of traveling experiences, especially driving the tour bus across America. "I'd get a kick out of pulling into places," he said. "They'd ask what it was like to drive the bus and I'd tell them not only would I drive her bus, I'd get to sleep with her, too." The reactions on their faces before he explained that he was Margo's husband always gave the couple a good laugh. Having fun and enjoying the ride was the goal behind every performance. Now, Margo enjoys attending aerobics classes in The Villages as well as volunteering at Freedom Pointe and as a greeter at Fairway Christian Church. Richard, meanwhile, keeps himself entertained with games of golf and cards, and also is active at Fairway Christian. Margo said her first love always
will be music and performing. "Some people are just born to entertain," she said. "And maybe that's what I'm supposed to do."
Margo and her husband Richard still keep a home in Nashville, but spend most of the time at their beautiful home in "The Villages" of Florida near Ocala. The Villages is a beautiful community about ninety minutes north of Orlando and has several golf courses and practically everyone there uses golf carts to go shopping and/or eating out.
Margo and Richard ended 2013 with a great Christmas party at their Florida home. As most of us know Margo and Richard love entertaining family and friends and this year was no different.
Don't forget Margo Fan club "Margo Smith & Friends International Yodeling Fan Club." Margo's determined to keep the art of yodeling moving forward. Ann Allen from Sevierville, TN is heading up the yodeling club and if you would like more information about the Yodeling Fan Club you can email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
"Gone but never forgotten"
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