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Colleen Peterson Wiki 2021: Age, height, Net Worth and Full Bio

Who was Colleen Peterson?

Colleen Peterson was a famous Canadian singer and songwriter. She was born on November 14, 1950. Peterson was born in Peterborough, Ontario, Canada.

Colleen was famous for her singing and music work. Her full name was Colleen Susan Peterson. She suffered from Cancer in 1996 and died at the age of 45.

Colleen Peterson

Quick Bio

Real Name Colleen Peterson
Nick Name Colly
Gender Female
Date of Birth November 14, 1950 – October 9, 1996
Birth Place Peterborough, Ontario, Canada
Age 45 years old
Birth Sign Scorpio
Nationality Canadian
Profession Singer, Musician
Hair Color Golden Brown
Eye Color Blue
Net Worth $5 million

 Early Life

Where was Colleen Peterson born?

Colleen Peterson was born on November 14, 1950, in Peterborough, Ontario, Canada, and currently lives in the same country. She started her YouTube channel about 3 years ago in 2018.

There was not much info about Colleen Peterson’s early life and if we find more, we will update it soon.

Regarding school as well Colleen never revealed where she got her academic education but she was well educated.


Why is Colleen Peterson famous?

Colleen Peterson was a famous Canadian singer and songwriter. She was famous for her singing and music work.

In 1966, Peterson began performing in coffeehouses at Ottawa. Then in 1967, she won an RPM Gold Leaf Award for Most Promising Female Vocalist.

Colleen joined the in a later version of a folk band named 3’s a Crowd Bruce in 1968. The band also included Cockburn, David Wiffen, Richard Patterson, and Dennis Pendrith.

She also joined the band TCB and left it after recording an album on the Traffic label. Peterson was cast in the Canadian production of Hair in 1970.

In 1971, she formed the band, Spriggs, and Bringle, with Mark Haines after moving to Kingston, Ontario, Canada.

Again in 1974, she moved to Nashville, United States. Peterson released her first solo album named Beginning to Feel Like Home in 1976. She also gave a hit single in 1977.

Colleen was on the Billboard country charts with “Souvenirs” and also won a Juno Award for Most Promising Female Vocalist in the same year.

Colleen Peterson

Charlie Daniels Band

Colleen Peterson did not record new material for several years. She recorded only in 1978 album Taking My Boots Off and two albums by the Charlie Daniels Band in 1980 and 1981.

However, she was performing in front of her fans, touring with Gordon Lightfoot, Tom Waits, and Ry Cooder, hosting television specials, and appearing on Spirit of the Country and The Tommy Hunter Show.

Peterson also worked as a backing vocalist for Waylon Jennings, Roger Miller, Janie Fricke, and Marty Stuart. After a long absence from recording, Peterson released the single “I Had It All” in 1986. It was a massive hit on the Canadian country charts.

This song was also the most successful phase of her career and waved the path for her brighter future.

In 1988, she also released the album Basic Facts after almost ten years.

This album was a hit and the song of this album “What a Fool I’d Be”, “Basic Fact of Life”, “I Still Think of You” (with Gilles Godard), “Gently Lay Me Down”, “Weather the Storm” was loved by her fans.

Then her next song “No Pain, No Gain” had hit No. 1 on the Canadian country charts in 1991. Colleen Peterson joined Tyson, Caitlin Hanford, and Cindy Church for a one-off concert at Toronto’s Harbourfront Centre in 1993.

The group of four also appeared together on CBC Radio’s Morningside and A Prairie Home Companion in the United States.

The group was loved by the audience and due to their favorable response, they decided to collaborate. They adopted the name Quartette and continued to work together later releasing their first album in 1994.

Personal Information

What is the height of Colleen Peterson?

Colleen Peterson was born on November 14, 1950, in Peterborough, Ontario, Canada. Peterson stands at a height of 5 ft 5 inches and weighs 55 kgs.

Colleen Peterson’s zodiac sign was Scorpio. Her hair was golden brown in color and the eyes of Peterson are blue in color.

The education status of Colleen Peterson was currently unknown. We do not know about Peterson’s high school and university.

The hobbies of Colleen Peterson were unknown. If we get any information about Colleen’s hobbies, we will update it soon.


Colleen Peterson is not married to date. We do not know about her past relationships if she has any.

She never shared her private life and affairs with anybody in the media or her close relatives.

Colleen Peterson


Colleen Peterson was born in Peterborough, Ontario, Canada of America. Peterson’s mother’s name was unknown and her father’s name was also unknown.

The information of her other family members including brother and sister is unknown.

Social Media

Colleen Peterson was not into any social media.


How did Colleen Peterson die?

On October 9, 1996, at the age of 45 years, old Colleen Peterson died. Her death was due to cancer. She used to sing and tour along with her band Quartette when she was diagnosed with cancer in 1996.

Her close friend Gwen Swick filled her form as she was unable to perform with the band at that time. She died in Toronto, Canada, and is buried in Little Lake Cemetery in Peterborough, Ontario.

Net Worth

What is the net worth of Colleen Paterson?

Colleen Peterson was a famous Canadian singer and songwriter. Colleen Peterson was not into any social media.

She has earned a decent amount from singing and songwriting. Peterson’s net worth as of 1996 was unknown but was estimated about to be 2 Million USD to 5 Million USD.


  • Peterson’s songs were also recorded by artists such as Anne Murray, Ronnie Prophet, and Sylvia Tyson also recorded.
  • In 2000, Colleen was inducted into the Canadian Country Music Hall of Fame
  • An award for young emerging songwriters ‘ the Colleen Peterson Songwriting Award’, was created in her memory
  • Colleen’s friend and songwriting partner Nancy Simmonds produced a new album, Postcards from California, in 2004. The album was from unreleased demos that Peterson had recorded with Nancy in the early 1990s.
  • Colleen Petersen died from cancer at the age of 45 in 1996.
  • She was buried in her hometown of Toronto, Canada.
  • Colleen Peterson has a net worth of approximately $5 million as of 2021.


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