Country Singer — Patsy Cline

Patsy Cline, (Winchester, Virginia, United States, 8 September 1932 – Camden, Tennessee, United States 5 March 1963) was an American singer country.

His real name was Virginia Patterson Hensley. “Cline” was the surname of her first husband, Gerald Cline, a construction magnate who he married in 1953 and that divorced in 1957.

He signed his first contract as singer in 1953 and, despite his untimely death came to become one of the most influential in the popular music of United States singers. His first success was “Walkin” After Midnight “(1957), a song written by Don Hecht and Alan Block. He became one of the most important artists of the Grand Ole Opry in 1960.

Although he began his career playing rockabilly music, it soon became evident that his voice was proper to interpret country issues from a perspective pop. Some of its most important successes in this field were “Crazy” (written by Willie Nelson), “She’s Got You”, “I Fall To Pieces” and “Sweet Dreams” (written by Don Gibson).

He died at the age of 31 when he crashed the plane that flew from Kansas City in Camden, town in the State of Tennessee. A film about his life, entitled Sweet Dreams, in which the singer was played by Jessica Lange was released in 1985.

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