87 years ago, in the town of Gore, Virginia, legendary country artist Patsy Cline was born, under the name Virginia Patterson Henry.

Patsy Cline, who is known for such classic country songs as ‘Crazy’ and ‘I Fall to Pieces’, began her career in music by singing on a local radio station. In order to support her mother and two younger siblings, she had to work several odd jobs growing up.

She broke through in 1954 after signing with Four Star Records, where she scored her first hit with ‘Walkin’ After Midnight’. However, it wasn’t until she signed with Decca Records, and began performing at the Grand Ole Opry in 1960, that she reached superstardom.

She died tragically at the age of 30 in a plane crash, on March 5th, 1963.

She was posthumously inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 1973.


-Intern Alex