On December 8, 1956, 11-year-old Atlanta native Brenda Lee released her first single, "I'm Gonna Lasso Santa Claus."
Lee was one of the top vocalists of the 1960s, singing pop and country music. But she is perhaps best remembered for another holiday classic, "Rockin' Around The Christmas Tree."
The song has endured as a holiday standard for more than 50 years. Happy holidays to Atlanta’s “Little Miss Dynamite," who is still on tour at age 71.