Written by Mel Tillis and Fred Burch
As recorded by Patsy Cline August 25 1961
Patsy Cline was the first female country music star to headline her own show and receive billing above the male stars with whom she toured.
While bands typically backed up the female singer, Cline led the band through the concert instead. She was so respected by men in the industry that rather than being introduced to audiences as "Pretty Miss Patsy Cline" as her female contemporaries often were, she was given a more stately introduction such as that given by Johnny Cash on their 1962 tour: "Ladies and Gentlemen, The One and Only – Patsy Cline." As an artist, she held her fan base in extremely high regard, many of whom became friends, staying for hours after concerts to chat and sign autographs.
Patsy Cline was the first woman in country music to perform at New York's Carnegie Hall, sharing the bill with fellow Opry members. She headlined the famous Hollywood Bowl with Johnny Cash. Later in 1962, she became the first woman in country music to headline her own show in Las Vegas at the Mint Casino, the sign from which can still be seen at its home on Pico Boulevard near La Brea in Los Angeles.