Wanda Jackson


Oral History Information

Wanda Jackson has been performing as an entertainer and singer worldwide for over 50 years. Known affectionately as the “Queen of Rockabilly”, she began her career as a teenage country singer with her own radio show in Oklahoma City and was “discovered” by legendary country singer Hank Thompson who got her a recording contract with Decca Records. She was encouraged to expand her singing style by Elvis Presley with whom she had a lifelong friendship. Wanda became the first true female rock and roll singer and wrote many of her own songs. Today Wanda is enjoying a resurgence in popularity and is an endorser for the relatively recent Daisy Rock Guitar Company.