Its Patsy Cline’s Birthday – Here Are Her Best Songs & Moments
Considered the first big female country music star, Patsy Cline's bold alto voice paved the way for every female country star
Patsy Cline left us at the tragically young age of 30 nearly sixty years ago, but her legacy lives on.
Happy Birthday Patsy Cline 🎵 pic.twitter.com/l7n1TmY4lh
— 帰ってきたパンク (@rbFjHETBqGz3Mrh) September 7, 2022
Considered the first prominent female country music star, Cline’s bold alto voice paved the way for every female country star for the next six decades. In honor of what would be her 90th Birthday, let’s take some time to remember Cline and some of her best songs and moments.
‘Walkin’ After Midnight’
Patsy Cline’s star-making hit was “Walkin’ After Midnight,” which she performed for the first time on the CBS variety show “Arthur Godfrey’s Talent Scouts.”
The song was an instant hit after the televised performance, reaching number 1 on the country charts and number 12 on the pop charts.
‘I Fall To Pieces’
“I Fall To Pieces” was the song that made Cline a big star. Like several of her other hits, Cline was hesitant to record it, as she felt it lacked some of the country sound that she was familiar with. Her willingness to record music with less “country” sounds contributed to her crossover appeal, making her one of the first significant female stars to have hits in multiple genres.
#JulyWordSongs | “pie”
“I Fall To Pieces” – Patsy Clinehttps://t.co/VYcuN9sdWf
Patsy’s biggest hit, a #1 Country song from 1961 that crossed over to the pop charts to peak at #12 on the Hot 100. pic.twitter.com/qloX5Jv04G
— Yuri (@olgalovesyuri) July 20, 2022
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Originally written and recorded by a young Willie Nelson, “Crazy” became Cline’s biggest hit and one of the most popular country songs. It helped solidify Cline as a multi-genre star, since it charted well on the country and pop charts.
— 𝑺𝒐𝒍𝒆𝒅𝒂𝒅 🎧 (@Crystal41654097) August 31, 2022
First Woman In The Country Music Hall Of Fame
Ten years after her death, Cline was honored as the first female inductee into the Country Music Hall Of Fame.
We remember Patsy Cline today, on her birthday. She was one of the most influential, successful and acclaimed female vocalists of the 20th century. Ten years after her death, in 1973, she became the first female solo artist inducted to the Country Music Hall of Fame.❤️ pic.twitter.com/F2AATIU7tT
— The Women of Country (@TheWomenCountry) September 8, 2021
Her Enduring Legacy
Cline’s legacy lives on in buildings and memorials across the United States.
Ceremony marks renaming of downtown post office in Patsy Cline’s honor https://t.co/eUf0LOsMC6
— Cary Baker (@Conqueroo1) September 7, 2022
There’s even a museum dedicated to Cline in her restored childhood home.
We’re “Crazy” for Patsy Cline! Watch her perform one of her most iconic songs and learn more about her life at the Patsy Cline Museum. We’re open every day in downtown Nashville, 9AM-7PM. pic.twitter.com/QgKtCO7MdZ
— Patsy Cline Museum (@ClineMuseum) September 13, 2021
finally got to go to the patsy cline museum pic.twitter.com/tILDq2Ub8w
— 🌙rat mop✨ (@gocatchafever) May 18, 2022
Cline was taken from us far too soon, but she will always live on through her music. Happy 90th birthday, Patsy Cline!
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