Cam Goes ‘Crazy’ for Patsy Cline at Grand Ole Opry [Watch]
The blonde singer scored a huge breakout hit in 2015 with "Burning House," from her debut album, Untamed. But she turns her attention to classic country in the clip above, which is debuting exclusively with Taste of Country, performing Patsy Cline's career-defining hit, "Crazy."
Cam says she thinks about Cline often while performing on the hallowed stage, marveling at the fact that the legend stood there before her.
"For me Patsy is like untouchable," she says. "That becomes the standard for you, and when you go to make your own music, that's what's familiar, and that's what you think is the epitome of musicianship, is to be kind of like that person."
The Country Music Hall of Fame recently paired Cam with Cline for an exhibit dedicated to classic country stars and their influence on the genre's younger generation. "I mean, picture your idol, and all of a sudden you're in a museum next to them," she gushes, saying it's one of the most important moments in her career.
Cam also performed "Sweet Dreams" on the Opry, and says the song reminds her of her grandparents. "They would dance on the wood floor to some of her slower songs," she recounts wistfully. "It's kind of like a full circle moment."
The singer says the Opry is special for many reasons.
"Everyone's just so respectful of the fact that all the best musicians in country music get to play this stage, and so it's something that you want to be there, because you know that you're going to see the best music, and you know you're gonna see people that care about preserving the tradition of country music, too, which is really amazing."
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