By Clark Collis
December 15, 2011 at 07:59 PM EST
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Country star Billie Jo Spears has died of cancer at her home in Texas, according to Billboard.

Spears was best known for her 1975 hit “Blanket on the Ground” and was voted Most Promising Female Vocalist by the Academy of Country Music in 1976. Her other hits included 1969’s “Mr Walker, It’s All Over” and 1977’s “If You Want Me.” The age of the singer has been reported as either 73 or 74.

You can see Spears performing “Blanket on the Ground” and “Mr Walker, It’s All Over” below:

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