Locke went to Gallatin High School, where she was one of sixteen members to participate in its performing group.
She remained in the group throughout her high school years.
Marcia was born September 9, 1926 in White Cloud, Kansas. At the age of 16 she graduated from high school and went on to attend college. She had her own chicken coop where she collected their eggs.
She remembers watching the movie over and over as she practiced belting out the song along with the film.
While attending Gallatin High School, Locke sang in the school choir and teamed up with her three best friends to form a quartet called Shadz of U.
She was also selected twice as a member of the All-Middle State Chorus.
Born Kimberley Dawn Locke on January 3, 1978, in Hartsville, Tennessee, a small town not far from Nashville.