Rosemary Patricia "Pebe" Sebert (born March 17, 1956) is an American singer-songwriter from Brentwood, Tennessee who is the mother of singer-songwriter Kesha, filmmaker Lagan Blue Sebert and Louie Sebert. Pebe is best known for co-writing the number-one hit "Old Flames Can't Hold a Candle to You" by country singer Dolly Parton and numerous hits for Kesha including "Your Love Is My Drug" and "Timber".
Since 2013 Sebert has been appearing on her daughter Kesha's show "Kesha: My Crazy Beautiful Life" which is filmed by her son Lagan.
1.1 Early life,
3 Personal life,
5 Songwriting discography
7 External links,
Sebert was born in Brentwood, Tennessee on March 17, 1956.
Pebe, a single mother, struggled financially while supporting herself, Kesha, and her older brother Lagan; they relied on welfare payments and food stamps to get by. Pebe would often have to look after her onstage while performing. A man who called himself Kesha's father approached Star Magazine in 2011 with pictures and letters, claiming them as proof that they had been in regular contact as father and daughter before she turned 19. Pebe frequently brought Kesha and her brothers along to recording studios and encouraged Kesha to sing when she noticed Kesha's vocal talent.
In the 1970s, Sebert wrote "Old Flames Can't Hold a Candle to You" with then husband Hugh Moffatt. "Old Flames Can't Hold a Candle to You" was covered by many artists, including Sebert's daughter Kesha, who covered it for her Extended play Deconstructed. Famous Country singer Dolly Parton's version of Old Flames reached number one on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart.
In 2004, Sebert lent her vocals on X-Mas Balls' debut Holiday album, She Left Me For Rudolph. She sang "If I was an Angel" with Ned McElroy and Jerry Williams.
In May 2005, Pebe and her two kids Kesha and Lagan starred in an episode of the hit reality series "The Simple Life" which stars Paris Hilton and Nicole Richie. The episode was titled "The Wedding Planner" and aired on May 12, 2005. In the episode, Sebert lets the stars of the show Paris Hilton and Nicole Richie stay at her house while they attempt at planning a wedding and eventually try and set Pebe up on a date with the help of Pebe's daughter Kesha.
In 2010 Sebert co-wrote her daughter Kesha's hit song "Your Love Is My Drug" which became a top ten single in nine countries and also reached triple platinum in the U.S. Later in that same year, Pebe and her daughter Kesha gave away their songs "Disgusting" to Pop Singer Miranda Cosgrove for her debut album and "Time of Our Lives" to Miley Cyrus for her debut EP also titled "Time of Our Lives".
In 2012 Sebert co-wrote "Warrior", "Dirty Love", and "Wonderland" for Kesha's album Warrior. Sebert provided vocals for "Gold Trans Am" and "Dirty Love", which featured Iggy Pop.
In April 2013, Sebert started appearing on her daughter, Kesha's Reality show Kesha: My Crazy Beautiful Life which is filmed by her son Lagan. Kesha: My Crazy Beautiful Life airs on MTV. The first season premiered on April 23, 2013 and ended on May 28, 2013. The first season had documented Kesha's life as she goes on her first solo tour and works on her second album, Warrior. The second season featured Kesha spending more time at home and taking a much needed break from tour, season two also featured Pebe's youngest son Louie who hadn't appeared on season one. Season two premiered on October 30, 2013 and ended on December 18, 2013.
In 2013, Pebe contributed to writing her daughter Kesha and American rapper Pitbull's hit single "Timber". Timber was released on October 2, 2013 and ended up peaking at number 2 in the U.S. and number 1 in Sweden, Canada, and Austria.
Sebert was married to Hugh Moffatt with whom she wrote "Old Flames Can't Hold a Candle to You". They had one child together, Lagan Blue Sebert, a video and documentary film director. They divorced in 1984 after being married for seven years. Lagan is married to Sandra Sampayo, an actor and producer. They have one son, Rio. On March 1, 1987, Sebert gave birth to her daughter, Kesha Rose Sebert. Kesha is a singer-songwriter who has written many songs with Pebe. Sebert moved the family to Nashville, Tennessee in 1991 after securing a new publishing deal for her songwriting. Sebert's youngest child, Louis, was born a few years after.
The Simple Life
"Wedding Planner" (Season 3, Episode 15)
Kesha: My Crazy Beautiful Life
Series regular (14 Episodes)
"Your Love Is My Drug",
"Crazy Beautiful Life",
"Gold Trans Am",
"Old Flames" (cover of Old Flames Can't Hold a Candle to You by Dolly Parton),
"Timber" (with Pitbull),
"Old Flames Can't Hold a Candle to You" by Dolly Parton,
"Timber" by Pitbull,
"Forever My Love" by Stephen Allen Davis,
"Time of Our Lives" by Miley Cyrus,
"Disgusting" by Miranda Cosgrove,
"Party Bag" by School Gyrls,
"There You Go" by The Roys,
"More Money" by Crystal Gayle,
"If I Was an Angel" by Monty Lane Allen,
"Bordeline" by Katy Moffatt,
"Wild Turkey" by Beccy Cole,
"I Will Be There for You" by Lyza Wilson,
"Complete" by Laura Turner,
"Count on Me" by Phoenix Stone,
"I Will Be There for You" by The Sign,
"Too Old to Remember" by D.W. James,
"There Goes the Neighborhood" by Larry Stewart,
"Family Reunion" by Rick Trevino,
"Trail of Tears" by Riders in the Sky,
"Someone Is Falling in Love" by Kathy Mattea,
"Good Girl" by Jill Johnson,
"No Boys Allowed" by Emily White,
"You Smile" by Clinton Gregory