Sammi Smith was an American country music singer and songwriter. She is best known for her 1971 country-pop crossover hit “Help Me Make It Through the Night”.
Sammi Smith was born in California. he dropped out of school at the age of 11 and began to sing professionally in nightclubs. When Johnny Cash learned of her talent, he helped her get signed with Columbia Records. Her first minor country hit was in 1968, titled “So Long, Charlie Brown, Don’t Look for Me Around”.
In 1971, she recorded “Help Me Make It Through the Night”, a song written by Kris Kristofferson. It became a No. 1 hit on the country charts and No. 8 on the Billboard U.S. pop chart. It sold over two million copies, and was awarded a gold disc by the R.I.A.A. in April 1971.
Backing Tracks : Help Me Make It Through The Night