One of country music’s most influential artists finally has a museum dedicated to their incredible music and legacy. The Patsy Cline Museum opens to the public today (April 7) in downtown Nashville, and gives fans new insight into her life.
Although she is now called a legend in her craft, Cline only found moderate success in her own lifetime. She was tragically killed in a plane crash along with Hawkshaw Hawkins and Cowboy Copas in 1963, but her death was far from the end of her musical career. In the years following her passing, Cline’s music still climbed the charts and she became an influence for new generations of country artists.
Now, fans from across the globe can visit this new complex to learn about her path to stardom. Take a look inside this exciting new attraction in the Music City.
Many of Cline’s early stage costumes are still in perfect condition and are now on public display.
Sketches of stage costumes that Patsy drew for her mother to create are displayed alongside her sewing machine.
Before she topped the charts herself, Cline was a country fan at heart. Here’s her original Jimmie Dean fan club membership card.
Cline’s kitchen in Nashville has been recreated, right down to her colorful salt and pepper shaker collection.
Her sparking gold lame pants and shoes are as eye-catching as ever.
Her jewelry box still holds all of her favorite accessories and trinkets.
Patsy read all of her fan mail and regularly exchange letters with listeners across the globe.
A display wall of records represents her impressive songbook.
The watch Cline was wearing when she tragically died in a plane crash is on display.
Memorabilia from Sweet Dreams, the 1985 film about Cline’s life, is also on display.
Cline’s wax figure, created by Madame Tussauds, can be seen in the gift shop for a limited time.
You can find out more about the Patsy Cline Museum here.