Remembering Patsy Cline
This week (March 5, 1963) marks 51 years since the plane went down carrying Patsy Cline and fellow Opry Stars Hawkshaw Hawkins, Cowboy Copas and manager Randy Hughes.
Patsy Cline left many American Music Classics behind like ‘Crazy’ ‘I Fall To Pieces’ ‘Walkin’ After Midnight’ and ‘Sweet Dreams.’ In addition, a legendary life story that’s been told over and over via books, movies and two musicals. Not to mention, the sassy crooner is still consistently being named as an influence by just about every major female country artist.
If Patsy Cline were alive today, she’d be 82 years old. I often wonder if she would have kept touring and recording like her peers Loretta Lynn and Willie Nelson? Would she sill be playing the Opry like the stars that joined during her prime- Jean Shepard and Little Jimmy Dickens? Maybe she would have retired at the top like Barbara Mandrell and Anne Murray?
As we take a moment to honor Patsy Cline, we also remember the No. 1 hits of Cowboy Copas, ‘Alabam,’ and Hawkshaw Hawkins, ‘Lonesome 7-7203.’ Enjoy the memories!