Anita Pointer

Anita Pointer, a pop star who twice crossed over to country music, died on December 31, 2022.She was 74. The fourth of six children, Pointer grew up singing in her father’s church with her sisters Bonnie, June, and Ruth. After gaining traction in pop and R&B, the Pointer Sisters won a country Grammy for 1974’s “Fairytale.” Recorded in Nashville and written by Anita and BonniePointer, “Fairytale” reached No. 37 at country radio and the Pointer Sisters became the first African-American group to perform at the Grand Ole Opry. Conway Twitty’s cover of thePointer Sisters’ “Slow Hand” peaked at No. 1 in 1982. In addition, Anita Pointer and EarlThomas Conley reached No. 2 at country radio with 1986’s “Too Many Times.”