UNSPECIFIED - JANUARY 01: (AUSTRALIA OUT) Photo of Patsy CLINE; Posed portrait
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Patsy Cline Still Receives Fan Mail Over 60 Years After Her Tragic Death

One of her albums is an all-time top seller.

Even decades after her untimely death, Patsy Cline remains a pop culture fixture. Her hit songs were responsible for the advent of the Nashville Sound, which blended country and pop music, and introduced Music City to a whole new audience in the early '60s. To this day, songs such as "She's Got You" need no introduction, whether the listener is a country fan or not.

A March 5, 1963, plane crash in Middle Tennessee took Cline's life when she was just 30 years old. She was in her creative prime at the time of her death and was only about six years into her run as a country hitmaker for Decca Records. Cline will always be one of the rare vocalists who broke the mold and changed country music forever.

Cline's legacy has only grown since her tragic passing. Her 1968 Greatest Hits compilations became one of the top-selling country albums of all time. With 10 million copies sold or streamed, it's in the same sales figures stratosphere as albums by the Eagles, Elvis Presley, Lionel Richie, Madonna and others.

In 1973, she became the first woman to be inducted as a solo artist into the Country Music Hall of Fame. Nowadays, she's got her own museum not too far from the Hall of Fame's current location.

Here are 10 things you may not know about the Grammy Lifetime Achievement award recipient.

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