Remembering an American Icon

by Mary Donofrio Mainstage series is a well-loved favorite of theatre buffs and country music fans alike, Always…Patsy Cline by Ted Swindley. Remembered today as one of the most talented singers of the 20th century, Patsy Cline made a remarkable impact despite a short career. As arguably the best known tribute to Cline’s life and legacy, Always…Patsy Cline has become one of the top 10 … Continue reading Remembering an American Icon

Did You Know?

Here are some fun facts about Patsy Cline and her music that you might not know: Patsy Cline was born Virginia Patterson Hensley. It was her second manager, Bill Peer, who gave her the name Patsy after her middle name, Patterson. Cline didn’t originally like the track “Walkin’ After Midnight.” She called it “just a little old pop song.” Cline wore slacks rather than a … Continue reading Did You Know?

“Walkin” in her Footsteps: Patsy Cline’s Lasting Legacy

by Rebecca Leap While Patsy Cline was a huge inspiration for everyday people like Louise Seger, her legacy also touched countless performers who cite Cline as influential in their work. Here are just a few of the women who have Patsy to thank for their successful careers: Brenda Lee As one of her contemporaries, traces of Cline’s influence can be found all over Brenda Lee’s … Continue reading “Walkin” in her Footsteps: Patsy Cline’s Lasting Legacy

Always and Forever: Patsy Cline Returns!

by Mary Donofrio Imagine you had the chance to meet your idol, and after that meeting, a lasting relationship was formed. That’s exactly what happened to Louise Seger, Patsy Cline’s biggest fan, when she went to see the music legend perform at Houston’s Esquire Ballroom in 1961. Cline’s and Seger’s first meeting sparked a connection that would remain strong for the rest of the songstress’ … Continue reading Always and Forever: Patsy Cline Returns!