Patsy Cline

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Born: in Gore, VA, USA

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

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 genres. 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".

Millions of her records have sold since her death. She won awards and accolades, leading many to view her as an icon at the level of Jim Reeves, Johnny Cash and Elvis Presley. Ten years after her death, in 1973, she became the first female solo artist inducted to the Country Music Hall of Fame. In 1999, she was voted number 11 on VH1's special, The 100 Greatest Women in Rock and Roll, by members and artists of the rock industry. In 2002, country music artists and industry members voted her Number One on CMT's The 40 Greatest Women of Country Music and ranked 46th in the "100 Greatest Singers of All Time" issue of Rolling Stone magazine. According to her 1973 Country Music Hall of Fame plaque, "Her heritage of timeless recordings is testimony to her artistic capacity."

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Album

Year Title Artist Rating Releases
1957 Patsy Cline Patsy Cline 2
1961 Showcase Patsy Cline 3
1962 Sentimentally Yours Patsy Cline 1
1982 Remembering Patsy Cline & Jim Reeves 2
1988 Always Patsy Cline 1
1994 The Best Of Patsy Cline 1
1994 The Best of Patsy Cline Patsy Cline 1
1995 Patsy Cline Sings Songs of Love Patsy Cline 1
1995 At Her Best Patsy Cline 1
1997 Walkin' After Midnight Patsy Cline 1
1999 Forever Gold Patsy Cline 1
2001 Honky Tonk Angel Patsy Cline 2
2006 50 Golden Greats: The Complete Early Years Patsy Cline 1
2007 Signature Patsy Cline 1
Crazy Dreams Patsy Cline 1
Hungry for Love- Her First Recordings, Volume 2 Patsy Cline 1
Patsy Cline Duets, Volume 1 Patsy Cline 1
Sentimentally Yours Patsy Cline 1
The Last Sessions Patsy Cline 1
The Patsy Cline Collection Patsy Cline 1
The Rockin' Side: Her First Recordings, Volume 3 Patsy Cline 1
Walkin' Dreams - Her First Recordings, Volume 1 Patsy Cline 1

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Year Title Artist Rating Releases
1962 Patsy Cline's Golden Hits Compilation Patsy Cline 1
1963 The Patsy Cline Story Compilation Patsy Cline 3
1964 A Portrait of Patsy Cline Compilation Patsy Cline 1
1964 That's How a Heartache Begins Compilation Patsy Cline 1
1965 Here's Patsy Cline Compilation Patsy Cline 1
1973 12 Greatest Hits Compilation Patsy Cline 5
1985 Sweet Dreams Compilation Patsy Cline 2
1988 Always Compilation Patsy Cline 1
1988 Dreaming… Compilation Patsy Cline 1
1990 Walkin' After Midnight & More Country Memories Compilation Patsy Cline 1
1990 Greatest Hits Compilation Patsy Cline & Jim Reeves 1
1991 Walkin' After Midnight Compilation Patsy Cline 1
1991 The Patsy Cline Collection Compilation Patsy Cline 1
1991 Golden Greats Compilation Patsy Cline 1
1991 The Wonderful World of Patsy Cline Compilation Patsy Cline 1
1992 My Greatest Songs Compilation Patsy Cline 1
1993 The Great Patsy Cline Compilation Patsy Cline 1
1994 Cry Not for Me Compilation Patsy Cline 1
1995 Legendary Country Singers: Patsy Cline Compilation Patsy Cline 1
1995 Rhythm 'N' Country Compilation Patsy Cline 1
1996 Sincerely Yours Compilation Patsy Cline 1
1996 All-Time Greatest Hits Compilation Patsy Cline 1
1996 Very Best of Patsy Cline Compilation Patsy Cline 1
1996 Walkin' After Midnight Compilation Patsy Cline 1
1997 Heartaches Compilation Patsy Cline 1
1997 The Ultimate Collection Compilation Patsy Cline 1
1998 I Can't Forget You Compilation Patsy Cline 1
1998 The Heart You Break May Be Your Own Compilation Patsy Cline 1

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