Written by Barbara Vaughan and W.S. Stevenson
As Recorded by Patsy Cline August 20 1959
Patsy Cline's husky, plaintive voice, and hit singles like "Crazy," made her one of the early stars of modern country music. She worked her way up through local clubs and Nashville bands until getting her big break: singing "Walkin' After Midnight" for a national TV audience on the popular TV program Arthur Godfrey's Talent Scouts in 1957. The song went on to make both the country and pop charts, and Cline's career took off. She was the first female country star to cross over into pop, with hits including "Crazy" and "I Fall To Pieces," and her friendly "Howdy, folks!" style endeared her to fans.