September 8, 1932 – March 5, 1963
Written by Charles Kenny, Nick Kenny and J. Fred Coots
As recorded by Patsy Cline, February 4, 1963 Decca Records
The most popular female country singer in recording history, Patsy Cline has achieved icon status since her tragic early death at age thirty in 1963. Cline is invariably invoked as a standard for female vocalists, and she has inspired scores of singers including K D Lang, Loretta Lynn, Linda Ronstadt, Trisha Yearwood, and Wynonna Judd.