MUSIC AWARDS and ACCOMPLISHMENTS

I. NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF RECORD MERCHANDISERS (NARM):
“Best Selling Female Country Artist 1972”
“Best Selling Female Country Artist 1973”


II. Donna Fargo was the first female in country music to have back-to-back
million-selling records.

III. RECORDING INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION OF AMERICA (RIAA):
Pop Single Gold Record – “The Happiest Girl in the Whole U.S.A.”
Pop Single Gold Record – “Funny Face”
Gold Album – THE HAPPIEST GIRL IN THE WHOLE U.S.A.
Platinum Album – THE HAPPIEST GIRL IN THE WHOLE U.S.A.


IV. ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC (ACM):
“Top New Female Vocalist 1969”
“Top Female Vocalist 1972”
“Album of the Year – THE HAPPIEST GIRL IN THE WHOLE U.S.A. 1972”
“Single of the Year – ʻThe Happiest Girl in the Whole U.S.A.ʼ 1972”
“Song of the Year – ʻThe Happiest Girl in the Whole U.S.A.ʼ (composer award)”
“Song of the Year – ʻThe Happiest Girl in the Whole U.S.A.ʼ (artist award)”
“Song of the Year – ʻThe Happiest Girl in the Whole U.S.A.ʼ (publisher award)”


V. COUNTRY MUSIC ASSOCIATION (CMA):
“SINGLE OF THE YEAR – ʻThe Happiest Girl in the Whole U.S.A.ʼ 1972”

VI. MUSIC OPERATORS OF AMERICA (Jukebox award):
“Record of the Year – ʻFunny Faceʼ 1973”

VII. NATIONAL ACADEMY OF RECORDING ARTS AND SCIENCES (NARAS):
“Grammy Award: Best Country Vocal Performance, Female 1972”

VIII. BROADCAST MUSIC INCORPORATED (BMI):
“Robert J. Burton Award: Most Performed Song of the Year 1972 – 73”

IX. MUSIC CITY NEWS
“Most Promising Female Artist 1972”

X. CMA TRIPLE PLAY AWARD:
Recognizing songwriters for the unique accomplishments of having 3 #1 songs
in a 12-month period (1972 – 73)

XI. BILLBOARD COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS:
“Best New Female Artist 1972”
“Best New Female Artist 1973”
“Best Female Singles Artist 1974”
“Best Female Singles Artist 1977”
“No. 1 Recitation – ʻThat Was Yesterdayʼ 1977”
In BILLBOARD magazineʼs year-end naming of the nationʼs TOP ALBUM
FEMALE ARTISTS – as determined by the weekly chart position of albums
and by the length of time records were on the charts – there was but one country
artist among the list of 15 – DONNA FARGO.

XII. CASH BOX COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS:
“Up and Coming Female Vocalist 1972”
“Top Female Vocalist Singles Artist 1974” (shared with Tanya Tucker)
“Top Recitation Singles Artist 1977”

CASH BOX BEST POP ARTISTS OF ʼ72 on SINGLES:
“Top New Female Vocalist” (tied with Roberta Flack)
“Cash Box Top Pop Vocalist 1973” (tied first place with Carly Simon)


XIII. RECORD WORLD COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS:
Record World 1972 Country Singles Award: “Most Promising Female Country
Vocalist”
Record World 1973 Country Albums Awards: “Top Female Country Vocalist”
Record World 1973 Country Singles Awards: “Top Female Country Vocalist”
RECORD WORLD POP MUSIC CATEGORY:
Record World 1972 Pop Single Award: “Top New Female Vocalist Pop” (tied
with Roberta Flack)

XIV. AUSTRALIAN AWARDS (ARIA):
“Gold Record Award ʻThe Happiest Girl In The Whole U.S.A.ʼ 1973”
“Gold Record Award ʻFunny Faceʼ 1973”
“Australian Gold Award ʻThe Happiest Girl In The Whole U.S.A.ʼ 1975”
“Australian Gold Award ʻFunny Faceʼ 1975”


XV. CANADIAN AWARDS:
“Canadian Million Seller Single - ʻFunny Faceʼ 1973”
“Canadian Million Seller Gold Album - THE HAPPIEST GIRL IN THE
WHOLE U.S.A. 1974”

XVI. BMI CITATION OF ACHIEVEMENTS (Writing Awards):
“The Happiest Girl in the Whole U.S.A.” (country)
“The Happiest Girl in the Whole U.S.A.” (pop)
“Funny Face” (pop)
“Funny Face” (country)
“Superman” (country)
“Superman” (pop)
“Superman” (2nd award) (country)
“Little Girl Gone” (country)
“You Were Always There” (country)
“Iʼll Try A Little Bit Harder” (country)
“U. S. of A.” (country)
“It Do Feel Good” (country)
“Hello, Little Bluebird” (country)
“That Was Yesterday” (country)
“Somebody Special” (country)


XVII. The BMI 1973 Country Music Achievement Awards named Donnaʼs songs
“Funny Face” and “The Happiest Girl in the Whole U.S.A.” the most performed country
songs from April 1, 1972, to March 31, 1973.

XVIII. Donnaʼs album THE HAPPIEST GIRL IN THE WHOLE U.S.A. stayed on the national
charts for 53 consecutive weeks.

XIX. KLAC CALIFORNIA COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS
In a popularity poll taken in California, Donna won thousands of listenersʼ votes, a number
which named her 1972ʼs BEST FEMALE COUNTRY SINGER IN KLAC CALIFORNIA
COUNTRY.
This same poll named Donnaʼs song “Funny Face” as the BEST COUNTRY RECORD
OF 1972 in KLAC CALIFORNIA COUNTRY.
And in 1973, THE BEST FEMALE COUNTRY SINGER in KLAC CALIFORNIA COUNTRY
was Donna Fargo.


XX. In 1975, Donna earned her place in the WALKWAY OF STARS at the Country Music
Hall of Fame.

XXI. In 1987, NARAS recognized Donna as one of the distinguished artists to receive her
own star, now positioned in the STAR WALK at the Opry Plaza in Music City, USA.


XXII. ASCAP CHART BUSTER AWARDS (Presented to artist):
“You Canʼt Be a Beacon” (May, 1974)
“Mockingbird Hill” (October, 1977)


XXIII. MILLION-AIRS AWARDS:
As writer and publisher of the songs, “The Happiest Girl in the Whole U.S.A”
and “Funny Face,” Donna Fargo is the recipient of four Million-Airs awards,
a distinction given by BMI to writers and publishers of songs that achieve over
1,000,000 performances, having played at least 50,000 hours.

XXIV. BMI CITATION OF ACHIEVEMENTS (Publishing Awards):
“The Happiest Girl in the Whole U.S.A.” (country)
“The Happiest Girl in the Whole U.S.A.” (pop)
“Funny Face” (pop)
“Funny Face” (country)
“Superman” (country)
“Superman” (pop)
“Superman” (2nd award) (country)
“Little Girl Gone” (country)
“You Were Always There” (country)
“Iʼll Try A Little Bit Harder” (country)
“U. S. of A.” (country)
“It Do Feel Good” (country)
“Hello Little Bluebird" (country)
“That Was Yesterday” (country)
“Somebody Special” (country)


XXV. Besides the hit records of songs she wrote that topped the national charts,
Donna also had hit records on the following songs that honored other songwriters:
“You Canʼt Be a Beacon” (Marty Cooper)
“Donʼt Be Angry” (W. Jackson)
“Mockingbird Hill” (Vaughn Horton)
“Shame On Me" (L. Williams, B. Enis)
“Do I Love You" (Paul Anka, Maxine Piolat, Michel Pelay, Yves Dessca,
Alain LeGovic) “Another Goodbye” (Cynthia Weil, Scott English)


XXVI. NORTH AMERICA COUNTRY MUSIC ASSOCIATIONʼS INTERNATIONAL HALL OF FAME
First Inductee/January 1998

XXVII. Donnaʼs inspirational thoughts are now also available through Blue Mountain Arts. In
addition to the many greeting cards sheʼs written for this company, she has authored the
following five books:

TRUST IN YOURSELF – This book is a collection of thoughts in prose and poetry about
listening to your heart and becoming the person you want to be.

TO THE LOVE OF MY LIFE - These exquisitely tender love poems were written to touch
the heart of the love of your life.

I PRAYED FOR YOU TODAY – This is a book of uplifting thoughts to inspire the reader
and to tell someone how much you care.

TEN GOLDEN RULES FOR LIVING IN THIS CRAZY, MIXED-UP WORLD
(September,2006 release) - Donna challenges readers to embrace their own uniqueness, to
acknowledge their blessings, and to make a positive difference in their own lives and the
lives of others in these less-than-perfect times.

I THANKED GOD FOR YOU TODAY (March, 2010 release) - This book was written to tell
the special people in your life that you donʼt know what youʼd do without them - itʼs about
saying to them, “I thanked God for you today.”


XXVIII. The Rock and Roll Club of the Carolinas inducted Donna into their Rock and Roll Hall of
Fame in July of 2009.

XXIX. In July of 2009, the Western Film Preservation Society presented Donna with their 16th
annual prestigious Ernest Tubb Award for her contributions upholding the traditions set forth by
Ernest Tubb in the fields of music, motion pictures, and television.

XXX. In 2009, Donnaʼs hit song “Funny Face” received the honor of being one of the namesake
flowers at the Nashville Music Garden.

XXXI. On October 29, 2010, Donna received the honor of having a highway named after her.
The Donna Fargo Highway is a seven-mile stretch of road connecting NC to VA on Highway 103.