12 Things You Need to know about Patsy Cline

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#1- Patsy Cline was born on 8 September, 1932, in Virginia, U.S. Her real name was Virginia Patterson Hensley.

#2- Patsy was considered one of the 20th century's most significant vocalists. She made a big impact on both pop & country music.

#3- Her parents used to call her "Virginia" in childhood, & they also nicknamed her "Ginny."

#4- In her childhood, Patsy Cline used to sing with her mother in the local Baptist choir & They also performed duets at church social events.

#5- At the age of 15, Patsy made her first local professional performance at WINC (a local radio station).

#6- In 1957, Patsy made her national TV debut on Arthur Godfrey's Talent Scouts. In which she performs "Walkin' After Midnight", which becomes her first major hit.

#7- During the 1950s, she changed her stage name to "Patsy Cline," adopting 'Patsy' from her middle name, 'Patterson, & the surname 'Cline' from her first husband's last name.

#8- In July 1955, at the age of 23, Patsy Cline released her first single, "A Church, a Courtroom, Then Goodbye," with Four Star Records.

#9- In her 8-year singing career, Patsy recorded 104 songs and released three studio albums and 24 singles.

#10- Her first album, "Patsy Cline," was released on 5 August, 1957. Which became a major hit & sold more than 10 million copies globally.

#11- In 1973, Patsy Cline became the first female music artist to be inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame.

#12- In 1985, a biographical film called "Sweet Dreams" was made on Patsy Cline's life & career, in which her role was played by actress Jessica Lange.

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