It was her solo career that got her the biggest hit with the song ‘You Light Up My Life’ which reached No 1 in the US on October 15 in 1977. It stayed at the top for an amazing 10 weeks.
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That song even scored her a Grammy for Best New Artist the next year, and was the biggest hit of the 1970s. While the song was written as a love song Boone said she considered it inspirational and sang it for God.
She had follow-up songs reach the charts but not with the same success.
So what ever happened to this promising young star? She focused first on country music and then on Christian music, which scored her two more Grammys.