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  • 10 million sold-2005
    (Diamond Album)
    Patsy Cline's Greatest Hits
  • #1 Juke Box Record "Crazy"
  • #1 Female Artist 1961 and 1962
  • #1 Song of 1962 "I Fall to Pieces"
Celebrating PATSY
  PATSY CLINE, (Virginia Patterson Hensley), was born in the Shenandoah Valley in Winchester, Virginia, on September 8, 1932. The family home was in nearby Gore. Legend has it that she was entertaining her neighbors as early as age 3! Her natural talent and spirit took her to the top of the country charts in 1962, and her style and popularity has never waned.

  Patsy's big break came when she won an Arthur Godfrey Talent program in 1957 with the hit Walkin' After Midnight. From there she pursued a recording career appearing at the mecca of country music - the Grand Ole Opry in 1958, and received national awards in 1961 and 1962.

  Country music lost a magical entertainer when her career was ended in an airplane crash in Tennessee, in 1963.

  In 1973 Patsy was elected posthumously to the Country Music Hall of Fame, and her reputation is on record as one of the major female vocalists of all time.

  A bell tower has been erected in her memory at the Shenandoah Memorial Park, where Patsy Cline is interred. Several Highways, including the Patsy Cline Memorial Highway, Route 522, and Patsy Cline Boulevard in Winchester, have been named to commemorate her life.


Landmarks and Historical Sites
1
Patsy's Winchester Home
608 S. Kent Street
2
Home where Patsy Married Charlie Dick
720 S. Kent Street, September 15, 1957
3
Gaunt's Drug Store
As a teenager, Patsy was a waitress behind the soda fountain.
4
G & M Music (former location)
38 W. Boscawen Street, Patsy made recordings here (Property now belongs to Grace Lutheran Church)
5
WINC Radio
520 N. Pleasant Valley Rd.
Patsy performed from this station many times.
6
Handley High School
Patsy attended High School here.
7
Full Frame Photography near Indian Alley & Cork St
Patsy Wall Murals painted by High School students in 2004
8
Patsy Cline Boulevard
An east-west city street that is located north of Lowe's Home Center. Intersects with South Pleasant Valley Road.
9
Winchester/Frederick Co. VCB
1360 North Pleasant Valley Road. Patsy memorabilia and information.
10
Shenandoah Memorial Park
Patsy's Grave Site
RT. 522 South (PATSY CLINE MEMORIAL HIGHWAY), Enter North Gate; take 1st Right to bench on Left (near Omps Funeral Chapel)
     


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