The Queen: Patsy Cline
Today the GTC would like celebrate the birth of Virginia Patterson Hensley or as she preferred to called in public, Patsy Cline.
Or as we now know her, ‘The Queen of Country Music’.
Born in Winchester, VA on 8 September 1932, Patsy went on to be the most iconic female voice in country music and the first female country star to cross over into the ‘pop’ genre.
“Walkin’ After Midnight”, “I Fall To Pieces:, “Strange”, “So Wrong”, “You’re Stronger Than Me”, “She’ Got You”, “Sweet Dreams (Of You)” and her signature track, the Willie Nelson penned, “Crazy”.
What a voice, what a career and what a personality. Sadly, Patsy Cline left us way too early, age 30, when her plane crashed near Camden, TN in 1963. Some say she predicted her demise making her legend even more intriguing if not strange.
Cline continued to chart singles into the 90’s and is still influencing young and old artists to this very day.
Let’s hear some words from her own lips….