Billie Jo Spears, a local country singer, has passed away. She was 73.

Spears was found dead in her home in Vidor Wednesday morning. Farmer Funeral Home of Silsbee will be handling arrangements.

Spears was best known for her number one country hit, Blanket on the Ground. Other hits include, It’s all Over, What I’ve got in Mind, and Misty Blue.

She was also named most promising female vocalist, by the ACM in 1976.

The cause of death is unknown at the time.