Patsy Cline

Virginia Patterson Hensley

  • American


Country Music Singer, Legend

Her expressive voice and exuberant musical style propelled Patsy Cline to the top of the record charts and the pinnacle of popular recognition in the late 1950s and early 1960s. Her haunting voice has become an American standard for musical excellence ever since. Cline was the first solo female singer to become a member of the Grand Ole Opry in 1960, and the first woman to be inducted in the Country Music Hall of Fame in 1973. Her legend lives on today. Cline's albums and CDs continue to sell platinum every year and she has been on Billboard Magazine's Top Country Album List for the last ten years. Crazy, one of Patsy's best-known songs written by Willie Nelson, continues to be the number one jukebox hit of all time. - NPS


Timeline

Y/M/D Description Association Composition Place Locale Food Event
Y/M/D Description Association Composition Place Locale Food Event
1932/09/08 Born Born Winchester Virginia Patsy Cline's Birthday
1948/00/00 Patsy Cline's home from 1948-1957 Home Patsy Cline Historic House Winchester
1948/09/00 Patsy Cline quits school soon after her 16th birthday Education John Handley High School Winchester
1950/00/00 Teenage Patsy works part-time as waitress Work The Triangle Diner Winchester
1950/00/00 Teenage Patsy works the soda fountain at Gaunt's Drug Store Work
1950/00/00 Patsy records at 'G and M Music' (formerly 38 W Boscawen St) Singer
1950/00/00 Patsy Cline sings on WINC Radio, 520 N Pleasant Valley Rd Singer
1953/03/07 Virginia Patterson Hensley marries Gerald E Cline Bride
1955/00/00 Patsy Cline makes appearances at the Shenandoah Apple Blossom Festival in 1955 and 1957. Celebrity Shenandoah Apple Blossom Festival
1957/00/00 Patsy Cline wins a contest on Arthur Godfreys nationally televised talent show singing "Walkin After Midnight" Singer
1957/09/15 Patsy Cline marries Charlie Dick at 720 S Kent Street Bride
1961/01/30 "I Fall to Pieces" is released as a single from Patsy Cline's studio album, Patsy Cline Showcase, recorded 16 November 1960 at Decca Records Nashville. Performer I Fall to Pieces
1961/06/00 Patsy Cline is critically injured in an car accident Life
1961/10/16 Patsy Cline releases "Crazy", recorded 21 August 1961 Performer Crazy
1963/03/05 Patsy Cline dies in a plane crash near Camden, Tennessee Died Patsy Cline Crash Site Memorial Camden Death of Patsy Cline
1973/00/00 Patsy Cline becomes the first solo women to be inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame Honor

2 Creative Works by Patsy Cline »

Title Type Association Y/M/D Moniker
Title Type Association Y/M/D Moniker
I Fall to Pieces Performer Song 1961/01/30
  • 1001 Songs You Must Hear Before You Die
Crazy Performer Song 1961/10/16
  • 1001 Songs You Must Hear Before You Die
  • US National Recording Registry

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