Priscilla Mitchell

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Priscilla Mitchell
Born(1941-09-18)September 18, 1941
OriginMarietta, Georgia, U.S.
DiedSeptember 24, 2014(2014-09-24) (aged 73)
Nashville, Tennessee, U.S.
Years active1965–1968

Priscilla Mitchell (September 18, 1941 – September 24, 2014)[1] was an American country music singer.


Priscilla Mitchell began as a rock 'n' roll singer in the 1950s as well as a background singer for NRC Records, and became most popular as a duet performer when she cut a string of duet recordings, in the 1960s, with country singer Roy Drusky. Drusky and Mitchell recorded a series of hits, their best-selling recordings being country music "cheating songs", including their biggest hit together, "Yes, Mr. Peters",[2] released in 1965, becoming number 1 on the country charts.

Priscilla graduated from Sprayberry High School in Marietta, Georgia in 1959.

Priscilla Mitchell was married to country singer, songwriter, actor, and session guitarist Jerry Reed from 1959 until his death on September 1, 2008; together they had two daughters who are also country singers.[3]

The songs "It Comes and Goes" and "I Want That Boy" she also recorded under the name "Sadina".[1]

Mitchell died on September 24, 2014, following a short illness, six days after her 73rd birthday. She is survived by her daughters, her sister and her two grandchildren.[1]



Year Album US
1965 Love's Eternal Triangle (with Roy Drusky) Mercury
1966 Together Again (with Roy Drusky) 14


Year Single US
AUS[4] Album
1965 "Yes, Mr. Peters" (with Roy Drusky) 1 51 Love's Eternal Triangle
"Slippin' Around" (with Roy Drusky) 45
"It Comes and Goes" singles only
"I Want That Boy" singles only
1966 "Sweet Talk"
"Acres of Heartaches"
1967 "I'll Never Tell on You" (with Roy Drusky) 61
"He's Not for Real" 53
1968 "Your Old Handy Man" 73
"Natch'illy Ain't No Good"


  1. ^ a b c Oermann, Robert K. (September 29, 2014). "LifeNotes: Singer Priscilla Mitchell Passes". MusicRow. Retrieved December 12, 2014.
  2. ^ Whitburn, Joel (August 2008). Hot Country Songs 1944 to 2008. Record Research, Inc. p. 281. ISBN 0-89820-177-2.
  3. ^ Bill Friskics-Warren (1937-03-20). "Jerry Reed, Country Singer and Actor, Dies at 71". Retrieved 2020-03-02.
  4. ^ Kent, David (1993). Australian Chart Book 1970–1992 (illustrated ed.). St Ives, N.S.W.: Australian Chart Book. p. 96. ISBN 0-646-11917-6.