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In 1965, Charlotte started her music industry career at Acuff-Rose in their Hickory Records office for Lester Rose and Dee Kilpatrick, then as Wesley Rose's secretary.
In 1973, Don Gant left Acuff-Rose for ABC Records and hired Charlotte as his office manager. In 1975, ABC bought Dot Records; Jim Foglesong was put in charge; and Don left for a position as SR VP with Tree Publishing Co. He asked for Charlotte to work with him at Tree, thus the beginning of her 20 years with Tree.
Charlotte took a medical leave from Tree from 1980-81. Don left Tree during that period, so Charlotte returned to Tree as secretary to Buddy Killen, who was VP at the time. During that time, Jack Stapp passed away and Buddy sold Tree to Sony. Charlotte became assistant, secretary, and friend to Donna Hilley, who became president of Sony/Tree, and that friendship continued until Charlotte's retirement in 1996 and to this day.
Charlotte feels fortunate to have worked with artists and writers such as Roy Orbison, the Newbeats, Don Gibson, Jimmy Buffett, Mickey Newbury, Roy Acuff, Bobby Blue Bland, John D. Loudermilk, Curly Putman, Exile, Bobby Braddock, T.G. Shepherd, Jamie O'Hara, Ferlin Huskey, Red Stewart, Pee Wee King, and many others. "A great 30 years with great people and lots of fun and laughter."
Charlotte lost her son, Jason, to an automobile accident in 1979. Her daughter, Diane, and husband live in Philadelphia. She has 3 grandchildren. Charlotte's loves include travel, reading, bridge, word games, water and spending time with her many good friends.
She had a chronic pulmonary disease that requires oxygen round the clock. After her husband, Campbell, died in 1998, she bought a condo/cottage in Green Hills and graciously extends a "come to see me"!