February 13

When Patsy Cline Turned From A Country Crooner to A Star

When Patsy Cline Turned From A Country Crooner to A Star 1

The Rise of A Country Star

At the age of eight, Patsy Cline learned to play the piano all by herself. Gaining such musical skill has led her to discover her passion for singing. She then started performing on radio stations and joined various singing competitions in her spare time. Although Cline started officially her singing career in 1952 and landed a recording contract in 1954, her career breakthrough took off in 1957.

Cline did not only appear on the Arthur Godfrey’s Talent Scouts show. She also won the program’s competition with her performance of “Walkin’ After Midnight”.

The pianist-singer’s career experienced a dry spell though shortly after the success of “Walkin’ After Midnight”. Subsequently, her contract with Four Star Records has ended. However, in the early 1960s, Cline’s name started to shine again as her recordings dominated both the country and pop charts. Apart from that, she’s proven her place in country music has been part of the Grand Ole Opry cast in Nashville, Tennessee. Cline has since produced singles that enjoyed great success on the country and pop charts including the hit “Crazy” penned by Willie Nelson. In addition to her charting tracks, she’s performed with some country music legends like Johnny Cash, June Carter, and George Jones. Likewise, she became a mentor to other female country music artists such as Loretta Lynn.

Her career success has been cut short when she died in a plane crash on March 5, 1963, in Camden, Tennessee. Her induction into the Country Music Hall of Fame took place ten years after her death. In 1985, her life inspired the movie Sweet Dreams starred by Jessica Lange.

The Song That Kicked-off Her Journey to Fame

As mentioned above, Cline’s entry to country stardom was her winning piece “Walkin’ After Midnight”. The song later became her first big hit. Although the song didn’t top the charts, it occupied the second spot on the country chart while peaking at No. 12 on the pop chart. Although Cline didn’t like the song, she has delivered it emotionally. And, such performance perfectly blended with the song’s message of heartache and loneliness. Listen to her smooth-sounding, emotive voice and you’ll certainly agree that she deserved her win at the Arthur Godfrey Talent Scouts contest.

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George Jones, Jessica Lange, Johnny Cash, June Carter, Loretta Lynn, Patsy Cline, Willie Nelson


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