Lovers of country music, this week the spotlight shines on Patsy Cline at 11 am on the Sunday Morning Country Classic Spotlight.

It’s been 53 years since that plane went down March 5, 1963, in Tennessee.  It took her life along with fellow country stars Cowboy Copas, Hank Shaw-Hawkins and Pilot Randy Hughes, her manager. Cline related premonitions of her death to her friends in September of 1962.

Patsy Cline was born Virginia Patterson Hensley September 8, 1932, she was 30 when she died.  In her short life, she was one of the most influential, acclaimed and was a pioneer of the 20th-century music.  She successfully crossed over to pop music.  Her hits began in 1957 with “Walkin’ After Midnight,” “I Fall to Pieces,” “Crazy”, written by Willie Nelson and “Sweet Dreams” and many more.  Millions of records have sold since her untimely death.  She won awards, causing many to believe and view her as a country icon.

She was married twice, first to Gerald Cline, a contractor in 1953.  The marriage ended in divorce in 1957.  Her second marriage was to Charles Dick, they were the parents of two children.  Julia born in 1958 and Allen January 22, 1961.  Charlie Dick died in November 2015, her mother Hilda passed away in 1998 of natural causes.

We will remember Patsy Cline and her music Sunday November 20th. You can find us at 98.1 FM Minnesota’s New Country, online and on your mobile device.

 


 

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