Patsy Cline

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Patsy Cline
Cline in a publicity portrait for Decca Records, 1960
Virginia Patterson Hensley

(1932-09-08)September 8, 1932
DiedMarch 5, 1963(1963-03-05) (aged 30)
Cause of deathPlane crash
Resting placeShenandoah Memorial Park, Winchester, Virginia, U.S.
  • Singer
  • songwriter[3]
Years active1948–1963
Gerald Cline
(m. 1953; div. 1957)

Charlie Dick (m. 1957)
Musical career
  • Vocals

Patsy Cline (born Virginia Patterson Hensley; September 8, 1932 – March 5, 1963) was an American country music singer.

Some of Cline's greatest known hits were "She's Got You," "I Fall to Pieces," "Walkin' After Midnight," "Sweet Dreams," and "Crazy".

In 1973, Cline was named to the Country Music Hall of Fame. This was after she had died. She was the first woman to enter the Country Music Hall of Fame.

She died on March 5, 1963 in a plane crash near Camden, Tennessee. She is buried at Shenandoah Memorial Park in Winchester, Virginia.

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  1. Pae, Peter. "CRAZY OVER CLINE". The Washington Post. Retrieved August 15, 2019.
  2. "About Patsy". Celebrating Patsy Archived from the original on August 15, 2019. Retrieved August 15, 2019.
  3. Nassour, Ellis 1993, p. 85.
  4. "Nashville Sound / Countrypolitan". AllMusic. Retrieved July 8, 2017.
  5. Soslow, Robin (May 10, 2018). "Patsy Cline Museum and the wonderful women of Music City give you more reasons to be crazy over Nashville". My San Retrieved August 11, 2019.
  6. Cuenca, Melody (July 23, 2019). "'Rockabilly Heaven' mixes rock, country into legendary music experience". Greenville Journal. Retrieved July 30, 2019.
  7. Hofstra, Warren E. (September 20, 2013). "Sweet Dreams: The World of Patsy Cline". PopMatters. Retrieved July 8, 2017.