The Forester Sisters

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The Forester Sisters
OriginLookout Mountain, Georgia, United States
GenresCountry
Years active1984–present
LabelsWarner Bros.
Associated actsThe Bellamy Brothers
MembersKathy Forester
June Forester
Kim Forester
Christy Forester
 
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The Forester Sisters
OriginLookout Mountain, Georgia, United States
GenresCountry
Years active1984–present
LabelsWarner Bros.
Associated actsThe Bellamy Brothers
MembersKathy Forester
June Forester
Kim Forester
Christy Forester

The Forester Sisters are an American country music vocal group consisting of sisters Kathy, June, Kim and Christy Forester. The quartet had commercial success in the 1980s, charting fifteen Top Tens on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart, including the Number Ones "I Fell in Love Again Last Night", "Just in Case", "Mama's Never Seen Those Eyes", "Too Much Is Not Enough" (with The Bellamy Brothers), and "You Again". They also released ten albums, counting a Christmas album, for the Warner Bros. Records label.

Early life[edit]

Kathy, June, Kim, and Christy Forester grew up in Lookout Mountain, Georgia.

The sisters had their initial singing experience in church. Kathy and June, the two eldest, both took jobs as teachers after graduating from college, and sang together in a local band by night. Kim joined in 1978, and the sisters soon hit on the idea of forming their own group; after Christy finished college, Kathy and June quit their day jobs, and the foursome soon began to perform on a regular basis.

Career[edit]

They were discovered at an arts festival by songwriters Bobby Keel and Billy Stone, who helped them record a demo that got the group signed to Warner Bros. Records on July 31, 1984; Keel and Stone also contributed "Yankee Don't Go Home" to their self-titled debut album, which appeared the following year. Their first single, "That's What You Do (When You're in Love)," reached the Top Ten, and their next three — "I Fell in Love Again Last Night", "Just in Case" and "Mama's Never Seen Those Eyes" — went to number one in 1985 and 1986, respectively. Follow-up "Lonely Alone" peaked at number two. They were named Top Vocal Group at the 1986 Academy of Country Music Awards.

While the group would never equal that incredible run of success, they went on to score eight more Top Ten hits — all consecutively — through 1991, when their run came to a close with the humorous number eight hit "Men," which is actively used for the "Feminist Update" on The Rush Limbaugh Show.

After a five year hiatus they returned with 1996's Christian-themed "More Than I Am", but shortly after its release parted ways with Warner Bros. In 2002, they once again came together to record a new Christmas album released independently via their Web site. The album was co-produced by Kim Forester.

Later life[edit]

Today the foursome concentrate more on raising family. Kathy and June and have resumed teaching near their native Lookout Mountain homes. Kathy is a Music instructor and Choral Director at Northeast Alabama Community College. Kim and Christy both work in interior design in Chattanooga, Tennessee.

The group still performs regularly for charity events and for community events. The group's latest performance was at the annual 4 July fireworks celebration in their hometown of New Salem, Georgia.

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

All studio albums released on Warner Bros. Records

YearAlbumChart Positions
US CountryUS
1985The Forester Sisters4
1986Perfume, Ribbons & Pearls27
1987You Again13
A Christmas Card66
1988Sincerely30
All I Need
1990Come Hold Me54
1991Talkin' 'Bout Men16137
1992I Got a Date
1996More Than I Am

Compilation albums[edit]

YearAlbumChart PositionsLabel
US Country
1989Greatest Hits52Warner Bros.
1988Family Faith
1994Sunday Meetin'Warner Bros/JCI
1997Greatest Gospel HitsWord
2002New Star Shiningself-released
2012EssentialsWarner Bros.

Singles[edit]

YearSingleChart PositionsAlbum
US CountryCAN Country
1985"(That's What You Do) When You're in Love"10The Forester Sisters
"I Fell in Love Again Last Night"13
1986"Just in Case"12
"Mama's Never Seen Those Eyes"11
"Lonely Alone"23Perfume, Ribbons & Pearls
1987"Too Many Rivers"54You Again
"You Again"13
"Lyin' in His Arms Again"55
1988"Letter Home"97Sincerely
1989"Sincerely"8*
"Love Will"720Sincerely / All I Need
"Don't You"915Greatest Hits
1990"Leave It Alone"76
"Drive South" (with The Bellamy Brothers)6360Come Hold Me
"Nothing's Gonna Bother Me Tonight"63
"Old Enough to Know"
1991"Men"814Talkin' Bout Men
"Too Much Fun"62
"That Makes One of Us"
"Let Not Your Heart Be Troubled"
1992"What'll You Do About Me"74I Got a Date
"I Got a Date"5868

Guest singles[edit]

YearSingleArtistChart PositionsAlbum
US CountryCAN Country
1986"Too Much Is Not Enough"The Bellamy Brothers11Country Rap

Music videos[edit]

YearVideoDirector
1985"I Fell in Love Again Last Night"[1]Paula Walker
1991"Men"[2]Larry Boothby
1992"I Got a Date"[3]Wayne Miller[4]

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