57. Bobbie Gentry
Band Or Solo Artist?: Solo
Genre: Country, Pop, Soul
Greatest Hit: "Ode to Billie Joe" (1967)
Bobbie is one of the first female country artists to compose and produce her own music. The singer rose to international fame with her "Ode to Billie Joe" in 1967, which spent four weeks at No. 1 and earned her two Grammy awards. She's charted 11 singles on the Hot 100 and went on to star in variety shows in Las Vegas, before retiring in the early '80s.