September 8, 1932 – March 5, 1963
Written by Roger Miller
Patsy Cline radio transcription
Patsy Cline's brush with show business came at age four when she won a prize in an amateur tap dancing contest. By the time she entered grade school her family was fully aware of her musical talent. On her eighth birthday her mother presented her with a piano, on which Patsy learned more music patterns.
On Sundays she sang with the local church choir and at age 14 was singing regularly on local radio station WINC (she got the job by walking fearlessly into the station and asking for an audition). When Patsy was 15 her parents divorced, reportedly due to her father's heavy drinking. Without her father around to pay the bills, Patsy helped her mother earn money by singing in local clubs in the evenings, and by day, was working at the local drug store.