September 8, 1932 – March 5, 1963
Although she switched back and forth between Country and Pop Music throughout her career, Patsy had a vision of herself as a cowgirl, just like Dale Evans and Patsy Montana
The Wayward Wind
Written by Herb Newman and Stan Lebowsky
As recorded by Patsy Cline, August 17 1961
Though she hardly lived past the age of thirty and recorded music for less than ten years, Patsy Cline’s profound achievements in country music (and pop music as well) cannot be overstated. Outspoken, highly opinionated and stubborn as a mule, Patsy never failed to let people know what she thought. Her spirit and determination were the chief features in a woman, who would become far more respected in the decades to follow her untimely death in an airplane crash in 1963. In 2003, George Hamilton IV, her longtime guitarist, and a country singer in his own right, put her career in clear perspective. “When it came to Patsy clearing a place for women in country music, she was what I call a pre-feminist woman. She didn’t open doors; she kicked them down.”
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