Juice Newton is an American singer and songwriter who achieved mainstream success (in the early 1980s). Her music blurred the lines between pop and country, making her one of the most prominent figures in the country-pop crossover movement.

Some of her most successful singles include “Love’s Been a Little Bit Hard on Me”, “Break it to me Gently”, “Queen of Hearts”, “The Sweetest Thing I’ve Ever Known”, and today’s song choice. In 1982, she won the CMA award for “Female Vocalist of the Year”.

On this very day, February 18th, 1952, she was born in Lakehurst, New Jersey (as Judith Kay Newton). In celebration of her birthday, exactly 72 years ago today, I’ve chosen a ballad that is considered as one of her signature hits. If you’d like to have a listen, please feel free to use the provided link. Released in February 1981, here’s today’s birthday girl, JUICE NEWTON, with “ANGEL OF THE MORNING”….