Patsy Cline

Country Music Singer Patsy Cline

Full Name: Virginia Patterson Hensley
Profession: Country Music Singer

United States of America

Biography: As a country music legend and leading Nashville vocalist, Cline was a pioneer of the genre. Her success promoted female headline performers and helped break down gender barriers in the male dominated industry.

She shot to fame in 1955 after appearing on the Arthur Godfrey's Talent Scouts show when she wowed audiences with her performance of "Walkin' After Midnight".

Her other hits include "Crazy", "I Fall to Pieces", and "She's Got You." Cline was the first female solo artist inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 1973.

Born: September 8, 1932
Birthplace: Winchester, Virginia, USA

Generation: Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Monkey
Star Sign: Virgo

Died: March 5, 1963 (aged 30)
Cause of Death: Plane crash

Married Life

  • 1957-09-15 Country music legend Patsy Cline (25) weds linotype operator Charles Dick (23) in Winchester, England

Historical Events

  • 1961-01-30 "I Fall to Pieces" single released by Patsy Cline (Billboard Song of the Year 1961)
  • 1961-08-21 American country singer Patsy Cline records then-struggling songwriter Willie Neslon's song "Crazy", in Nashville, Tennessee

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