Billie Jean Horton Bio - The Dazzling Widow of Country Legends

BY EWON Updated on 19 March, 2021

Billie Jean Horton was married to Hank Williams at the age of nineteen. Image Source: Social Media.

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Birth Name Billie Jean Jones Eshleman William Horton Berlin
Birth Day 08/12/1933
Birth place Louisiana, US
Zodiac Sign Leo
Nationality American
Profession Country music singer-songwriter
Husband/Wife Harrison Eshelman, Hank Williams, Johnny Horton
Children Yanina Horton, Melody Horton, Jeri Lynn Horton

Billie Jean Horton is one of the talented American country music singers-songwriters to have won the hearts of millions by her music. She is also a former music promoter. Well, Billie was born on Aug 12, 1933, at Louisiana.

Billie's father was a police chief from Bossier City, Lousiana. Well, Billie Jean's early life has been a vague part to discuss. But she probably had a happy childhood with her parents.

Since it's just the beginning of Billie Jean Horton's life, not everything comes on top, right? So, stick around with this article until the end if you are willing to know more about Billie Jean's career, marriage, and everything.

Billie Jean Horton Net Worth From Music Career

Gorgeous Billie Jean Horton is one of the talented country singers and songwriters in the music industry. She probably gathered a favorable net worth from her career.

She started her career as a music promoter in the past. Perhaps she did not have a huge salary at that time. Nevertheless, the earnings as a music promoter seem to be included inside Billie Jean Horton's net worth.

Then, B.J. Horton stepped as a country singer and worked as a recording artist too. She went on to release seven singles & E.P.s, such as Octopus, Ocean Of Tears, and Angel Hands. "Ocean Of Tears" also hit the U.S. top 40 in 1961.

We assume she turned her luck and made promising money as a singer. Some of her Vinyl C.D.s with its related price are listed below:

  • Angel Hands - $12.00
  • Johnny Come Lately / I know I'll never see him again - $15.00

So, Billie Jean had a fantastic career as a country singer and made a great fortune for herself too.

Love-Life And Marriage

Going through Billie Jean Horton's personal life, she was first married to her ex-husband, Harrison Eshleman. But the two divorced each other afterward. She also dated the country singer, Faron Young, for some time.

Faron also introduced her to the handsome and legendary country singer Hank Williams. Billie and Hank married in a private ceremony on October 18, 1952, in Minden, Louisiana. She was just 19 when she got married to Hank Williams.

However, a year later, in 1953, B.J.'s then-husband, Hank, died from heart failure on New Year's Day. The same year in September, she also tied the marriage knot with Johnny Horton, who was also a country singer.

Sadly, the news of Horton's death on Nov 5, 1960, struck Billie Jean. She became widowed two times, and people also know her as "The Dazzling Widow of Country Legends." Later, she had a relationship with Johnny Cash while he was married to his first wife, Vivian Liberto.

Billie Jean Horton Is A Mother Of Three Daughters

Well, Billie Jean Horton did not have any kids with Hank Williams. But she had two daughters named Yanina Horton and Melody Horton with her late husband, Johnny Horton.

Not only that, but the couple also adopted Billie's daughter, Jeri Lynn Horton, from her past relationship as John Horton was a very kind person. 

Billie's daughter, Yanina, lives in Shreveport, Louisiana, but she is not interested in music at all. Besides that, Billie Jean Horton is also a great grandmother to her grandchildren. 

Yanina has a Facebook where she frequently uploads photos of her parents and her sisters.

Billie Jean Horton's children

As for Melody, she is far away from the limelight and is leading a private life. In an interview, Billie revealed that she also lives in Shreveport.

In an excerpt from Gadsen Times, it was said that Billie Jean's daughter, Jeri Lynn, had served as a nurse in Shreveport. But just like Melody, she is also private when it comes to her personal life.

Well, there are few people who search Billie Jean Horton's death as they believe she might be dead by now. Nevertheless, let's hope that once the talented singer Billie Jean Horton is enjoying her life without any trouble and hindrances.

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Published on 30 July, 2020

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