Is Rita Faye aka Little Rita Faye Still Alive? Smiley Wilson’s Daughter And Performing Singer Details To Explore

Rita Faye Wilson is a 77-year-old country music singer and musician from Texas, USA. She started her musical career at the young age of seven. Rita, also known by her alternative name, Little Rita Faye, is still alive, despite the contrary rumors. Since there is no evidence of her demise online, the singer is still alive.

The country music star, Rita, can be heard in the songs; I’m a Problem Child / Mister Lightnin’ Bug (1953), I Want Santa Claus for Christmas / There Really Is a Santa Claus (1954), We’ve Got Some Dreaming to Do / You’re in My Heart (1957), Hideaway Honey / Promise Me Anything (1968), among others.

The singer must have retired from the entertainment industry, given that she has not released her musical creations for long. Her son is continuing the musical legacy, nevertheless.

Is Rita Faye Wilson Still Alive?

No such news about the demise of the musical artist has yet surfaced on the Internet. Given her strong stature as a musician, Rita’s death would probably gyrate the momentum of the Internet. However, it is not the case because she is still alive, regardless of her death rumors. 

The singer is at the old age of 77, but worry not, she is alive and well. Because of Wilson’s elderly age and absence from the music industry, people must have assumed about her death, but that is entirely false. Rita Faye hasn’t been releasing songs for long, probably since 1970; nonetheless, she can be found doing song covers until a decade ago (reference time 2022) on Youtube. 

Little to no information is available on the Internet regarding the whereabouts of Rita Faye. She was a sensational country music star in the 1950s, and when she married singer-songwriter Earl Sinks, Rita’s reputation as a singer further escalated. 

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Rita Faye Wikipedia

The Bonaparte’s Retreat / Out at the Pool singer was born on 5 November 1944 in Whitesboro, Texas, United States. She belongs to the family of musicians – obviously an advantage to her career as a performer. You might have heard of Smiley Wilson. Yes, Rita is the daughter of the singer, songwriter, and guitarist Smiley Wilson and his wife Kitty (Carson) Wilson, who also belongs to the music background.

Rita likely made one of the earliest radio appearances when her parents scheduled an appearance with her when she was three weeks old. Growing up, she was used to performing with her parents. Rita made her musical debut on the Louisiana Hayride at four, and at seven, she made an appearance on the Grand Ole Opry. She recorded her debut record for MGM when she was seven years old.

With MGM Records, Rita released her songs I Fell Out Of A Christmas Tree, We’ve Got Some Dreaming To Do ‎, Smiley & Kitty, I Want Santa Claus For Christmas, I Love You More And More ‎(, and more. She also produced her songs with Capitol Records, including Salt And Pepper / Don’t You Come Back At All, Nothing Else To Lose, and Tiny Teardrops. 

Combining her works with both agencies, Rita released 20 Singles and EPs. Moreover, she has an album to her credit titled Rita Faye’s Autoharp, which she produced with Capitol Records. Furthermore, she holds a feature credit in the movie The Girl From Tobacco Row in 1966.

Where Is Rita Faye Wilson Now?

Rita eventually married her husband Earl Sinks and gave birth to a son Brandon Earl Sinks. All of them belong to the music profession. Rita spent more than fifty years with her husband until his demise in 2017. 

Sources convey that she now resides in Goodlettsville with her son Brandon Earl Sinks where she spent over a half-century of her life with her late husband, Earl Sinks. Rita’s last music release was probably Jellybeans And Gumdrops which was released in 1970. Since then, she seems to have retired from her musical career. However, her son, Brandon Sinks, keeps posting her past musical creations on his amateur Youtube channel with 57 subscribers.