Patsy Cline

American country music singer

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

Patsy Cline
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Background information
Birth nameVirginia Patterson Hensley
Born(1932-09-08)September 8, 1932
Gore, Virginia
OriginWinchester, Virginia, U.S.
DiedMarch 5, 1963(1963-03-05) (aged 30)
GenresNashville sound, country, traditional pop, rockabilly, honky tonk, standards
InstrumentsVocals, piano
Years active1955–1963
LabelsFour Star Records
Decca Records
Associated actsKitty Wells, Jean Shepard, Jimmy Dean, Jim Reeves, Eddy Arnold, Skeeter Davis, Brenda Lee, Loretta Lynn, Jan Howard, Dottie West

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 posthumously (after death) inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame, making her the first woman to be inducted.

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