SEE PATSY CLINE MILESTONES
|Country Music Hall of Fame 2013 exhibit
|August 2008 - New York:
Anniversary of Patsy Cline's Birthday
& Noble Presentation
September 8th, 2008 at 7:30 pm
8, 2008 marks what would be Patsy Cline's 76th birthday.
Barnes & Nobel Lincoln Triangle, 1972 Broadway (at
) will host a very special event on Monday, September 8th at
7:30 pm when Ellis Nassour
headlines a very special entertainment presentation to celebrate the
occasion and honor the country music legend.
Author, theater historian, Newark Star-Ledger theater
critic and TheaterMania.com Columnist
will interview Mr. Nassour,
the author of his Updated Edition of Honky Tonk Angel: The
Intimate Story of Patsy Cline (Chicago Review Press). There
will also be a preview of songs from the musical: Honky Tonk
Angel, inspired by his book performed by Lisa Asher and Kayce
Glassee. The will be a
question and answer period and a book signing following the presentation.
Tonk Angel: The Intimate Story of Patsy Cline
chronicles the life and times of Patsy Cline in the words of the people
who knew and loved her including country music stars Loretta Lynn, Brenda
Lee and Roger Miller. There
is a foreword by Dottie West. Updated and revised from its first original
publication in 1981 (then titled Patsy Cline), this definitive
biography captures the heart and soul of this country singer whose life
tragically ended at age 30 as a result of a plane crash. The new edition
includes an afterword that details controversial claims about Cline's
birth, the battle between her siblings for her possessions and the amazing
influence she had on a new generation of singers, as well as a complete
discography and more than forty new photographs.
Remembering Patsy Cline -
a tribute to an artist
whose musical legacy transcends
all boundaries and labels
Patsy Cline's music raised the standard for women
in country music. Though her career was brief - only eight years on the charts - her
influence continues today and crosses all musical genres. At a time when most country
artists were content to remain close to their traditional roots, Patsy recorded songs that
soared from country to pop to blues. Patsy Cline has a place as one of music's legendary
figures worldwide. Her 12 Greatest Hits album has sold nearly 10 million copies .
She was named #1 Country Female Singer of all time by CMT. The American Jukebox
association ranks Patsy Cline's "Crazy"by Willie Nelson as the #1 Jukebox Single
of All Time, beating out singles by Frank Sinatra, Elvis Presley, the Beatles and Rolling
Stones. VH1 ranks her as #11 on Greatest Women of Rock. The accolades
go on and on.
In celebration of what would be Patsy Cline's 71st birthday
September 8th (2008) and the 30th anniversary of her induction to the Country Music Hall of Fame
(first female inducted), MCA releases an all star event - 12 artists from pop, rock, R&B, jazz, contemporary Christian and country
interpreting 12 classic songs of Patsy Cline's Greatest Hits.
In Camden, Tennessee :
PATSY CLINE MEMORIAL WEEKEND
To commemorate the 40th
Anniversary of the deaths of Patsy Cline, Hawkshaw Hawkins, Cowboy Copas and Randy Hughes
on March 5, 1963 in the plane crash near Camden, TN, the city of Camden
and Benton Couty hosted a Memorial Weekend,
February 28-March 1. Opry and recording stars Jan Howard and Billy Walker,
friends of those killed in the crash,
attended along with Cathy Hughes, the widow of Randy Hughes (also Cowboy's daughter).
The Benton County Museum
expanded their Patsy collection to include new photographs donated from the
collection of Ellis Nassour and personal
tributes. Many dedicated fans attended the Friday candlelight service. On Saturday,
there was shuttle service to take
visitors to the crash site, where many left memorials.
On March 5th, there was
a memorial service at the site. Terry Hudson, a circuit court clerk who chaired the
money raised during the weekend would "go toward preserving the integrity of
the crash site."
LIST OF 40
OF COUNTRY MUSIC
Television revealed the elite list
of the 40 Greatest Women
Country Music. Looking
aspect of what a great artist is --
from her body of work to overall
contributions to the ever-changing
world of country music. Selected
by artists and music industry pro-
fessionals, the women include (in
alphabetical order) : Lynn Anderson,
Mary Chapin Carpenter, Maybelle
Carter, Roseanne Cash, Patsy
Dale Evans, Crystal Gayle, Emmylou
Harris, Faith Hill, Wanda Jackson,
The Judds, kd lang, Brenda Lee,
Patty Loveless, Loretta Lynn,
Martina McBride, Reba McEntire,
Barbara Mandrell, Patsy Montana,
Anne Murray, Dolly Parton, Minnie
Pearl, LeAnn Rimes, Linda Ronstadt,
Connie Smith, Pam Tillis, Tanya
Tucker, Shania Twain, Kitty Wells,
Dottie West, Lee Ann Womack,
Tammy Wynette and Trisha Year-
In a suspenseful countdown,
PATSY CLINE was chosen The
Greatest Country Music Female
The New York Times
= May 27, 2002
SATIRE ON PATSY CLINE TRIPS
By FELICITY BARRINGER
ever a news item cried out for attention, it was the one that appeared on April
9 on the website of the
Cyber-cast News Service. Entitled "Patsy Cline Music Deemed `Dangerous' to
Women," the article reported the latest findings of social science: "A top
researcher says a new study strongly suggests the music of country singer Patsy Cline
contributes to depression, suicide and violent be-havior by women."
Ten days ago, the work of Dover Smeed found that larger audience.
Lawrence Hall, a columnist for The Star- Ledger in Newark, used cnsnews.com's
account of the work by "Dr. Lenore Morose, head of the Womyn's Studies Department at
Radcliffe College" as the basis for a scathing column about victimology.
"The aptly named Morose," he wrote, "suggests that many
of the 43 women on death row in this country may have listened to Cline's music before
committing murder," a conclusion Hall called "ridiculous." He was
more right than he imagined.
Hall failed to notice the piece was labeled a satire. Radcliffe's
Lenore Morose doesn't exist. Neither does her report, nor the supposedly outraged feminist
Pat Coprolite, whose surname is the scientific term for fossilized dinosaur droppings.
As a result of his oversight, Hall took at face value some of Dr.
Morose's more outlandish findings, like the "fact" that 11 of the dozen songs on
Ms. Cline's "Greatest Hits" album had themes of "obsessive behavior,
inconsolable anxiety, creeping insanity and revenge" . . .
PATSY CLINE MILESTONES
First Sole Female Artist to be inducted into Country Music Hall of Fame
Patsy Cline character is prominently featured in film adaptation of Coalminer's
First biography published: Patsy Cline: An Intimate Portrait by Ellis Nassour
Bio-pic Sweet Dreams, starring Jessica Lange, is released
Virginia Country Music Association Award in Appreciation for Outstanding Contribution in
Grammy Awards Recording Hall of Fame Induction for "Crazy" - Willie Nelson,
composer; Patsy Cline, artist
30th Anniversary of Patsy's death; New biography from Ellis Nassour: Honky Tonk Angel:
The Intimate Story of Patsy Cline; US Postal Service issues Commemorative Patsy Cline
Patsy is inducted into the National Cowgirl Hall of Fame through campaign of Ellis Nassour
Grammy Award, Outstanding Artistic Significance to the Field of Recording; Greatest
Hits Album, a Billboard charter for
a decade, surpasses 6,000,000; Patsy Cline Collection "Shoebox" debuts
and is certified Gold with over 500,000 copies sold.
Patsy Cline: Still Loving You exhibit at the Country Music Hall of Fame, Nashville
March: PBS American Masters: Patsy Cline