Patsy Cline
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1932-09-08
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Patsy Cline

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Patsy Cline (born Virginia Patterson Hensley; September 8, 1932 – March 5, 1963) was an American singer. Part of the early 1960s Nashville sound, Cline successfully "crossed over" to pop music and was one of the most influential, successful and…

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Just a Closer Walk With Thee (feat. Willie Nelson)
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Just a Closer Walk With Thee (feat. Willie Nelson)
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Seven Lonely Days
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Seven Lonely Days
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A Close Walk With Thee
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A Close Walk With Thee
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Sweet Dreams
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Sweet Dreams
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Life's Railway to Heaven
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Life's Railway to Heaven
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When I Get Thru' With You
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When I Get Thru' With You
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In Care Of The Blues
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In Care Of The Blues
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Patsy Cline Biography

Patsy Cline (born Virginia Patterson Hensley; September 8, 1932 – March 5, 1963) was an American singer. Part of the early 1960s Nashville sound, Cline successfully "crossed over" to pop music and was one of the most influential, successful and acclaimed vocalists of the 20th century. She died at the age of 30 in a multiple-fatality crash in the private plane of her manager, Randy Hughes.

Cline was best known for her rich tone, emotionally expressive and bold contralto voice and her role as a country music industry pioneer. Along with Kitty Wells, she helped pave the way for women as headline performers in the genre. Cline was cited as an inspiration by singers in several styles. Books, movies, documentaries, articles and stage plays document her life and career.

Her hits began in 1957 with Donn Hecht's and Alan Block's "Walkin' After Midnight", Hank Cochran's and Harlan Howard's "I Fall to Pieces", Hank Cochran's "She's Got You", Willie Nelson's "Crazy" and ended in 1963 with Don Gibson's "Sweet Dreams".

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