September 8, 1932 – March 5, 1963
Three Cigarettes In An Ashtray (1957)
Written by Eddie Miller and W.S. Stevenson
As Released by Patsy Cline August 12 1957
Recording for Three Cigarettes In An Ashtray on Cline's debut album began as early as January 1956 and ended as late as May 23, 1957. Because the album was released on Decca, the album was produced by Owen Bradley, who would later produce all of Cline's sessions between 1960 and 1963. Background vocals were done by the popular Nashville background vocal group, The Anita Kerr Singers, who also backed a number of popular Country music artists in the 50s and 60s.