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Sammi Smith came from Oklahoma to turn country radio on its ear. But this outlaw artist with a serious Okie work ethic found Nashville was unable to keep up with her boundary-breaking ways.

I don’t care what’s right or wrong / and I won’t try to understand / Let the devil take tomorrow / But tonight I need a friend. When Sammi Smith sang those words in 1970—the unforgettable lyrics to Kris Kristofferson’s “Help Me Make It Through the Night”—it changed country music forever. The five-foot blonde spitfire from Guymon had a voice that dripped with soul, but it was what she said—not just how she said it—that would make her a country star and cause Waylon Jennings to give her the nickname “Girl Hero.”
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Sammi Smith Help Me Make It Through The Night (Video and Lyrics)

Enjoy watching the Sammi Smith "Help Me Make It Through The Night" live performance video and see the song details here... The Sammi Smith Help Me Make It Through The Night song was released in 1970 as a track on her album of the same name. Sammi Smith’s recording (made in May 1970) reached number-one on the U.S. country charts in 1971 and won the Grammy Award for Best Female Country Vocal Performance. On February 20, 1971, it reached number 8 on Billboard’s U.S. pop singles chart.
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