Patsy Cline was an incredible talent whose sultry voice still remains one of the best in country music history.
Rising to fame in the '50s, Cline took time off when her daughter was born and shot back to stardom in 1961 with her hit song I Fall To Pieces.
"I recorded a song called, I Fall to Pieces, and I was in a car wreck," said Cline. "Now I'm worried because I have a brand-new record, and it's called Crazy!"
Unfortunately, Patsy Cline passed away after a highly publicized plane crash.
On March 5, 1963, Patsy was on her way back from a show in Kansas City when an intense rainstorm interfered with the light aircraft she was on, piloted by Randy Hughes. The plane crashed in the woods near Camden, Tennessee, approximately 90 miles outside Nashville, and killed everyone on board instantly.
Less than two weeks beforehand, Cline was on The Glenn Reeves Show in 1963 to perform I Fall To Pieces.
You need to see this incredibly moving performance of Cline's first #1 single on the Billboard Country Chart.
Friends West, June Carter Cash and Loretta Lynn have all since recalled Cline telling them in the months preceding this performance that she felt a sense of impending doom, and didn't expect she would live much longer. She even began distributing her personal items to friends, and making plans for her will and the care of her children.
Recently a movie aired on Lifetime called Patsy & Loretta. The film is based on the untold true story of the friendship between two of country music's greatest icons, Patsy Cline (Megan Hilty) and Loretta Lynn (Jessie Mueller).
Whether you like country music or not, Patsy Cline is beyond any label or genre. She was incredibly special.