Patsy Cline was a country music legend, famed for soulful voice and tragically short life.
A pioneer for the genre, Cline’s unique voice and ability to cross-over into the pop charts solidified her legendary status. While Cline tragically passed at the age of 30 in a plane crash, her music lives on to this day.
Enjoy these facts about Patsy Cline below!
1. At the age of 13, Cline was hospitalized with rheumatic fever and a throat infection. It was this illness that Cline credits her signature booming voice for, saying that when she recovered her singing was forever changed.
2. Patsy Cline was insistent on receiving payment before performing a concert. “No dough, no show,” became her mantra.
3. In 1962, Cline took on Las Vegas and became the first woman in country music to headline her own show.
4. Among Clines’ personal items recovered from her fatal plane crash included the singer’s wristwatch, a Confederate flag cigarette lighter, a studded belt, and three pairs of gold lamé slippers.
5. When Patsy performed “Crazy” at the Grand Ole Opry, she received three standing ovations.