Label: Nine Mile Records - NMR 0241 • Format: 2x, Vinyl LP • Country: US • Genre: Folk, World, & Country • Style: Country
She is considered one of the most influential vocalists of the 20th century and was one of the first country music artists to Whats Patsy Cline Doing These Days? Pt. II - Marvin Etzioni - Marvin Country! crossover into pop music. Cline's first professional performances began at the local WINC radio station when she was fifteen.
In the early s, Cline began appearing in a local band led by performer Bill Peer. Various local appearances led to featured performances on Connie B. Gay 's Town and Country television Whats Patsy Cline Doing These Days? Pt. II - Marvin Etzioni - Marvin Country!. It also led to the signing of her first recording contract with the Four Star label in In however, Cline made her first national television appearance on Arthur Godfrey's Talent Scouts. After performing " Walkin' After Midnight ", the single would become her first major hit on both the country and pop charts.
Cline's further singles with Four Star Records were unsuccessful, although she continued performing and recording. After marrying in and giving birth inshe moved to Nashville, Tennessee to further her career. Under the direction of producer Owen Bradleyher musical sound shifted and she achieved consistent success.
The single " I Fall to Pieces " would become her first to top the Billboard country chart. As the song became a hit, Cline was severely injured in an automobile accident, which caused her to spend a month in the hospital.
After recovering, her next single release " Crazy " would also become a major hit. She also toured and headlined shows with more frequency.
To return home, she boarded a plane along with country performers Cowboy CopasHawkshaw Hawkins and manager Randy Hughes. Upon hitting rough weather, the plane crashed outside of Camden, Tennesseekilling all those on board.
Since her death, Cline has been cited as one of the most celebrated, respected and influential performers of the 20th century. Her music has influenced performers of various styles and genres.
Inshe became the first female performer to be inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame. In the s, Cline's posthumous successes continued in the mass media.
She was portrayed twice in major motion pictures, including the biopic Sweet Dreams starring Jessica Lange. Several documentaries and stage shows were released during this time, including the musical Always Patsy Cline.
A box set of her recordings was issued that received critical acclaim. Her greatest hits album sold over 10 million copies in InCline's No More Fucking Lies - Napalm Dread - Grinded To Dust home was restored as a museum for visitors and fans to tour.
In her childhood, the family relocated where Sam Hensley could find employment, including ElktonStauntonand Norfolk. When the family had little money, she would find work. This included an Elkton poultry factory, where her job was to pluck and cut chickens. Hilda Hensley would later report details of the abuse to Whats Patsy Cline Doing These Days? Pt. II - Marvin Etzioni - Marvin Country! of Cline's biopic Sweet Dreams. At age 13, Cline was hospitalized with a throat infection and rheumatic fever.
Speaking of the incident in she said, "I developed a terrible throat infection and my heart even stopped beating. The doctor put me in an oxygen tent.
You might say it was my return to the living after several days that launched me as a singer. The fever affected my throat and when I recovered I had this booming voice like Kate Smith 's. She started performing with her mother in the local Baptist choir.
Mother and daughter also performed duets at church social events. Cline's interest in performing continued to build. At age 14, she declared to her mother that she was going to audition for the local radio station. McCoy was impressed by her audition performance, reportedly saying, "Well, if you've got nerve enough to stand before that mic and sing over the air live, I've got nerve enough to let you.
Cline's mother and father had marital conflicts during her childhood and byher father deserted the family. In his interviews with Hilda Hensley, he quoted Cline's mother in saying that they "were more like sisters" than parent and child. Therefore, Cline dropped out of high school to help support the family.
She began working at Gaunt's Drug Store in the Winchester area as a clerk and soda jerk. At age 15, Cline wrote a letter to the Grand Ole Opry asking for an audition. She told local photographer Ralph Grubbs about the letter, "A friend thinks I'm crazy to send it. What do you think? Several weeks later, she received a return letter from the Opry asking for pictures and recordings. Cline convinced concert employees to let her backstage where she asked Fowler for an audition.
She traveled with her mother, two siblings, and a family friend on an eight-hour journey to Nashville, Tennessee. With limited finances, they drove overnight and slept in a Nashville park the following morning. Cline auditioned for Opry performer Moon Mullican the same day. The audition was well-received and Cline expected to hear from the Opry the same day. However, she never received news and the family returned to Virginia.
By the early s, Cline continued performing around the local area. Inshe asked to audition for local country bandleader Bill Peer. Following her audition, she began performing regularly as a member of Bill Peer's Melody Boys and Girls.
Nonetheless, the pair remained married to their spouses. Peer encouraged her to have a more appropriate stage name. She changed her first name from Virginia to Patsy taken from her middle name "Patterson". She kept her new last name, Cline. Ultimately, she became professionally known as "Patsy Cline". In AugustCline was a contestant in a local country music contest.
She won dollars and the opportunity to perform as a regular on Connie B. Gay 's Town and Too Proud - Mighty Sam McClain - Soul Survivor Time. She was not officially added to the program's television shows until October The Whats Patsy Cline Doing These Days?
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InBill Peer created and distributed a series of demonstration tapes with Cline's voice on it. Songs for the session were handpicked by McCall and Paul Cohen. Four Star leased the recordings to the larger Decca Records. For those reasons Owen Bradley was chosen as the session's producer, a professional relationship that would continue into the s.
Although Cline promoted it with an appearance on the Grand Ole Opry the song was not successful. Cline recorded a variety of musical styles while recording for Four Star. This included genres such as gospelrockabillytraditional country and pop. They also commented that Cline seemed to have "groped for her own sound on the label".
She would have Foreste Incantate - Rodolfo Banchelli - Guerra made it as a rockabilly singer, lacking the conviction of Wanda Jackson or the spunk of Brenda Lee. In fact, in comparison with her best work, she sounds rather stiff and ill-at-ease on most of her early singles. Between andCline's four singles for Four Star failed to become hits.
However, she continued performing regionally, including on the Town and Country Jamboree. She accepted the offer, using her mother Hilda Hensley as her talent scout for the show. For those reasons, Cline's mother lied in order to appear on the show.
Cline and Mrs. She made her debut appearance on the program on January Détournement De Son. - Fabe - Détournement De Son. Cline initially refused to perform it, but ultimately agreed to it.
The song had not yet been released as a single. In order to keep up with public demand, Decca Records rush-released the song as a single on February The song also reached number 12 on the Billboard pop music chart. Mary Wild Bill Jones - Doc Watson - Songs From Home and Robert Oermann called the song "bluesy".
She continued working for Arthur Godfrey over the next several months. Cline gave all the money to her mother, which she used to the pay the mortgage on her Winchester house.
Cline's follow-up singles to "Walkin' After Midnight" did not yield any success. Bradley recounted how she often came to him saying, "Hoss, can't you do something? I feel like a prisoner. According to Connie B. Gay, she ran late for shows and "showed up with liquor on her breath.
In hopes of restarting her career, Cline and her family moved to Nashville, Tennessee.
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