Sweet Dreams: The Anniversary of Patsy Cline’s Death

Sweet Dreams: The Anniversary of Patsy Cline’s Death

Today, March 5th, marks 52 years since one of country music’s most pivotal artists has left us. Nashville’s muse, Patsy Cline, was on her way back home from a benefit concert in Kansas City with fellow Grand Ole Opry patrons Hawkshaw Hawkins and Cowboy Copas. Though forewarned by dangerous weather conditions, the group of artists flew with Patsy’s manager and pilot in training Randy Hughes. The plane crashed in Camden, Tennessee, just under two hours from Nashville. The flight had planned to land in East Nashville’s Cornelia Fort Airpark, a historic landmark that was purchased in 2011 as a part of Shelby Park. Rumor has it that Patsy played baseball at Shelby.  

Randy Hughes, Cowboy Copas, and Hawkshaw Hawkins are buried at Forest Lawn Cemetery and preparations were made at Gallatin Road’s Phillips-Robinson Funeral Home. Patsy is buried in her hometown of Winchester, Virginia. 
The legendary female vocalist was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 1973. You can visit the Country Music Hall of Fame to learn more on Patsy and Nashville’s other beloved singing souls. 

[+] Add a comment

Email Address*



Recent Posts