Fifty years today on March 5, 1963, a plane crash near Camden, Tennessee took the lives of Patsy Cline, "Cowboy" Copas and "Hawkshaw" Hawkins. Patsy Cline was in the prime of her career at age 30, and today we honor her on the "Country Classic Double" at 11:30 a.m. with her big hit back in 1962, "Crazy", a song written by Willie Nelson.
In a brief but stellar career, country music pioneer Patsy Cline not only scored a string of highly influential hits, but she also performed on some of the most important variety shows of the early age of television. A new collection titled 'Patsy Cline on the Air: Her Greatest TV Performances' brings together the legendary vocalist's most notable television appearances in one place.
The legendary Patsy Cline is the subject of an upcoming exhibit at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum in Nashville. Patsy Cline: Crazy for Loving You will open in the museum’s East Gallery on Aug. 24, signing rent for a ten-month run.