Did You Know?

Here are some fun facts about Patsy Cline and her music that you might not know:

  • Patsy Cline was born Virginia Patterson Hensley. It was her second manager, Bill Peer, who gave her the name Patsy after her middle name, Patterson.
  • Cline didn’t originally like the track “Walkin’ After Midnight.” She called it “just a little old pop song.”
  • Cline wore slacks rather than a dress to perform in the Grand Ole Opry, which was rather shocking at the time!
  •  “Crazy” was written by the one-and-only Willie Nelson. Today it’s Patsy Cline’s signature song.
  • After a car accident in ‘61, Patsy wore wigs and makeup to hide the scars as well as headbands to help with the headaches she suffered with following the crash.
  • Patsy Cline told The Jordanaires’ bass singer, Ray Walker, as she exited the Grand
    Ole Opry the week before her death in a plane crash, “Honey, I’ve had two bad [accidents]. The third one will either be a charm, or it’ll kill me.”
  •  In 1992, the U.S. Postal Service created a special-issue postage stamp to honor Patsy Cline.
  • In 1997, Cline’s recording of “Crazy” was named the number one jukebox hit of all time.

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