Patsy Cline was a respected figure in the music industry as an American singer. She was one of the most influential vocalists in the 20th century. Cline dedicated 15 years of her life to the industry (1948-1963).

Patsy Cline

Early Life

Cline was born with the name Virginia Patterson Hensley on September 8, 1932, in Winchester, Virginia, US. Patsy was the daughter of mother Hilda Virginia and father Samuel Lawrence Hensley. She had two half-siblings and two siblings that were born after her. She died on March 5, 1963.

The career of Patsy Cline

Patsy, when she was 15, performed in the local WINC radio station. She appeared in the local band in the early 1950s. She then performed in various local performances. Likewise, she then got the chance to appear on the television show “Town and Country”. Furthermore, in 1954, she signed a contract for the first time with “Four Star”. She got a major hit after her performance in “Walkin’ After Midnight”.

Patsy went to Nashville, Tennessee, after her marriage. She then associated the “Grand Ole Opry”. In 1960, she appeared in “Decca Records”. Patsy gained consistent success after her musical sound shifted. After being recovered from an automobile accident, she released her single “Crazy” which was also a hit.

Patsy Cline


Furthermore, between the years 1962 and 1863, Patsy gave a hit like “When I Get Through with You”, “She’s Got You”, “Leavin’ on Your Mind”, and “So Wrong”. In 1963, she featured at a show in Kansas City, Kansas.


Patsy Cline boarded on a plane along with the manager Randy Hughes. Also, there were the country performers Hawkshaw Hawkins, Cowboy Copas. Unfortunately, the plane she rode crashed outside of Camden, Tennessee due to the rough weather, and everybody including her was found dead.

Even after her death, Patsy has been regarded as the most respected, influential, and celebrated performer of the 20th century. Also, she has been considered as a forerunner in country music, as she was the first one to sell records and headline records. Moreover, numerous awards and recognition are given to her.

Patsy Cline

Personal Life

Cline married two times. She firstly married Gerald Cline on the 7th of March, 1953. However, they divorced in 1957. She then married Charlie Dick on the 15th of September of the year she divorced her first husband. The couple had two children together. Unfortunately, her second marriage also did not last and they divorced in the early 1970s.