Franco-American Collection

Betty Cody (Rita Coté)

Betty Cody's album, 'Hillbilly Era'Betty Cody is the stage name for Rita Coté, a highly-successful country singer from Lewiston, Maine.  She married fellow singer Hal "Lone Pine" Breau, and their sons, Denny and Lenny went on to have successful musical careers.

In this interview, she discusses her relationship to the Franco-American community and the origins of her musical career.

 

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Listen to the interview.

Read the transcript (PDF).

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