SWEET DREAMS COME TRUE FOR MUSIC CITY WITH THE OPENING OF THE PATSY CLINE MUSEUM

SWEET DREAMS COME TRUE FOR MUSIC CITY WITH THE OPENING OF THE
PATSY CLINE MUSEUM
Nashville,
she’s got you; the Patsy Cline Museum opening on Friday, April 7 will
add another attraction to the “must-see” list for the city’s tourists
and locals paying homage to the personal and professional life of the
icon.
 
“In
her short nine years as a recording artist from ‘55 to ‘63, she forever
changed the voice of country music, the role of female artists and
influenced performers across all genres,” says Founder Bill Miller. “To
this very day, artists still cover her hits and you’ll hear her
recordings used in motion pictures and TV series. She deserved her own
museum as she continues to transcend generations of fans. We are honored
to work with Patsy’s children to preserve her legacy.”
 
Located
at 119 Third Avenue South, the Patsy Cline Museum houses the largest
collection of Patsy Cline artifacts in the world featuring personal
letters, photographs, costumes, clothing and household furnishings from
her Nashville dream house that have been locked away for more than fifty
years.
 
“I
am very happy to speak on behalf of my brothers, Randy and Chip, and in
honor of the legacy of my mother Patsy Cline,” says Julie Fudge. “Since
the passing of our father, this is our first step together in
continuing to share Mom’s music, life and story, as we feel Dad would
have. We are thrilled to have the opportunity to partner with and
experience what Bill will present to old and new fans alike.”
 
Guests
will travel back to her humble beginnings in Winchester, VA and see
family photos, possessions and even the very booth she waitressed as a
teenager at Gaunt’s Drugstore. Never-before-seen costumes that exhibit
her transition from western cowgirl to torch singing headliner will also
be on display.  Many of the costumes exhibited are creations designed
and sewn by her mother, Hilda.

Guests will have the unique opportunity to step inside Patsy’s famed
Rec Room, where many entertainers dropped in to jam and party in the
dream home Patsy purchased on Nella Drive in Goodlettsville, Tenn. The
room contains original furnishings owned and used by Cline and her
husband Charlie Dick. A vintage jukebox broadcasts her mega-hit “Crazy,”
highlighting its distinction as the most programmed jukebox song of all
time. A bio film also documents Patsy’s career and is hosted by noted
actress Beverly D’Angelo, who was nominated for a Golden Globe for her
portrayal of Patsy Cline in the 1980 film “Coal Miner’s Daughter.”
“Patsy Cline had the most profound impact on my life of anybody I never
met,” says D’Angelo.


The Patsy Cline Museum is located on the second level of the building
which houses the world renowned Johnny Cash Museum. Guests are educated
and entertained via cutting-edge audio and touch screen technology
featuring Cline’s numerous audio and video performances. The museum is
open daily from 9 AM – 7 PM CT.
 
Details on the museum are below:
 
Attraction: Patsy Cline Museum
Address: 119 Third Avenue South, Nashville, TN 37202
Hours: Daily 9 AM – 7 PM CT  
General Admission: $18.95
Website: www.patsymuseum.com (Coming Soon)
Twitter: @ClineMuseum
About Patsy Cline
Born
Virginia Patterson Hensley in the small town of Winchester, Virginia,
Patsy was reared on church music and began touring the area performing
in variety and talent shows as a teen.  Gaining notoriety via regional
disc jockeys and radio appearances, she would join Jimmy Dean as a
regular on the “Town and Country Jamboree” airing daily out of Arlington
in 1954.  By this time, she was a staple on the night club performance
circuit donning the fringe western wear designs of her mother. She took
the name Cline when she was married to her then husband Gerald Edward
Cline from 1953-1957. 
 
Patsy
landed her first recording contract in 1955 with Four Star Records, but
would see her success soar under Decca releasing her debut project in
1957.  In her five and half year charting career, she scored hits like Walkin’ After Midnight, I Fall to Pieces, Crazy, She’s Got You, Leavin’ On Your Mind, So Wrong and many others. This Billboard
Award winner became a member of the Grand Ole Opry in 1960 and broke
many ceilings for women.  She was the first female to receive headline
billing over her male tour mates and the first to not only anchor a Las
Vegas regency, but also the first to perform in NY’s Carnegie Hall. In
her personal life, she had two children with her second husband Charles
(Charlie) Dick, a daughter Julia (Julie) (1958) and son Allen Randolph
(1961).  Patsy died at the age of 30 when the plane she had boarded
after a show in Kansas City, Kansas, crashed about 90 miles outside of
Nashville in Camden, Tennessee.
 
Posthumously,
she would become the first solo female inducted into the Country Music
Hall of Fame in 1973. To date, the RIAA has certified one Diamond (sales
of over ten million), three Platinum (sales of over one million) and
four Gold (sales of over 500,000) albums. She was been portrayed in film
by both Beverly D’Angelo (Coal Miner’s Daughter) and Jessica Lange (Sweet Dreams).
Her music continues to land placements in TV (“Blindspot” [2016],
“Pretty Little Liars” [2015] and “Bates Motel” [2014]), film
(“Assassin’s Creed” [2016] and “Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials” [2015])
and video games (“Deadpool” [2013] & “Twisted Metal” [2012]).

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