Patsy Cline, a pioneer of the “Nashville Sound,” is the latest subject of the PBS documentary series American Masters. During her short but impactful life and career, Cline’s individual success helped lead the modern evolution of country music.
The Patsy Cline American Masters episode will feature never-before-seen footage of Cline’s climb to fame. The episode will also include contributions and discussions from fellow country stars including Reba McEntire, Wanda Jackson, LeAnn Rimes and Kacey Musgraves.
“The film goes beyond the jukebox classics to show how Patsy Cline was a gutsy pioneer,” series executive producer Michael Kantor said in a press release.
Patsy Cline’s career was, and still is, one of great intrigue. She began performing in the 1950s and garnered her first bona fide hit in 1957 with Donn Hecht and Alan Block’s “Walkin’ After Midnight.” Other legendary tracks by Cline include “I Fall to Pieces,” “She’s Got You,” and Willie Nelson-penned “Crazy.”
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Cline’s life and memorabilia will soon be featured in a new museum. The Patsy Cline Museum is currently under construction in downtown Nashville. It is expected to open sometime later this year.
The Patsy Cline episode of American Masters airs March 4, 2017 on PBS.