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Hey all, it's been a while since I've been around. Hope you're all happy and healthy. I stumbled across Sean's Recliner Museum site for the first time tonight. Got me thinking... do any of you suppose there'll ever be a "Sweet Dreams Still: Volume 2" DVD?
George Hewitt
Edmonton, AB Canada - Tuesday, November 28, 2006 at 11:04:13 (CET)
Troyce, the "stills" of Patsy's appearance on American Bandstand are from the collection of Johnny Franklin, who took the pictures by aiming his camera at the television screen during the live broadcast in February 1962.

It's been my understanding that Charlie contacted Dick Clark/Dick Clark Productions about that footage and was told that it was lost.

Bill Cox <>
Knoxville, TN USA - Friday, November 24, 2006 at 18:08:19 (CET)
Hello Patsy pals,
Does anyone know whatever happened to the film footage of Patsy's visit to Dick Clark's American Bandstand? I've seen several stills from this film footage, but never the actual footage itself. If the stills exist, then the footage should exist. Has anyone ever contacted Dick Clark productions to enquire of the film? What about the network it was broadcast on? Was it ABC, CBS? Does anyone know the history of this? Hope to hear from someone.
Troyce Hendricks
A Native Texan!
Troyce Hendricks <>
Minden, LA USA - Friday, November 24, 2006 at 04:34:03 (CET)
Hi All... Hope everyone is doing great... Say, I've been looking at the Patsy stuff on Some stuff I've never seen before.... Keep on luvin The Cline, eh?!...

Hi Per!!!!

Canada - Tuesday, November 21, 2006 at 02:13:01 (CET)
Comment: Hi Jacki!!!! ;-) /Per
Yes Helen, they would have been "crazy" not to play our gal! Per, I've posted here a few times and have forgotten to tell you how great your site is. I know a lot of time and effort went into it, and let me say it's breath taking! I betcha Patsy's real proud.
Angel <>
Asheville, NC usa - Thursday, November 16, 2006 at 23:33:59 (CET)
Comment: Thanks, Angel! /Per
Angel, I don't think playing "That'll Be The Day" in "Sweet Dreams" was a joke. That is the music people would have been listening to in the clubs back then - apart from our gal, of course!

It is great to hear from you, Jared! Being a music journalist is my dream job! Do let me know how the story goes!

I hope Charlie and Julie are reading and that the family are all doing well. It would be lovely to hear from them.

Helen Smith <>
England, United Kingdom - Wednesday, November 15, 2006 at 22:01:48 (CET)
Anyone helping with the museum?
Tabby MmcCullough <>
Moorefield, WV USA - Tuesday, November 14, 2006 at 04:03:33 (CET)
Jared wrote:

By the way, regarding the Sonny James Grand Ole Opry cast picture from 1962. I don't know if anybody else has noticed, but I believe that, while many of the performers were there for the shoot, I also think that a few may have been added in by WSM photograher genius Les Leverett.

It is certainly a composite and a very good one. The give away is that the sizes of the people are not all to scale. (Patsy is a shade too small compared to others). But for the time a skilled assembly and well worth having.

Bernard Green <>
Sharnbrook, UK - Sunday, November 12, 2006 at 19:52:17 (CET)
By the way, regarding the Sonny James Grand Ole Opry cast picture from 1962. I don't know if anybody else has noticed, but I believe that, while many of the performers were there for the shoot, I also think that a few may have been added in by WSM photograher genius Les Leverett - such as our Patsy. Patsy appears to be added in with the same photograph that is used on page 27 in the "Remembering Patsy" book. In the original photo, there are men talking behind Patsy. Talk about copy/pasting. Good ole Les Leverett!
Jared Vaughn <JaredVaughn81@AOL.COM>
Sunday, November 12, 2006 at 07:10:00 (CET)
Hi everybody!

I haven't been online in a while so I thought I'd look in to see how everyone is doing. I guess I didn't realize I hadn't made a post in so long until I noticed Helen's comment "Where's Jared?" (Thanks, Helen! Always nice to hear from you!).

Nothing much going on here. For the last month I've had this craving to visit Camden, TN so I believe I'm headed that way in January. I'm anxious to cover Patsy's story in a news article I'm writing so I hope it turns out well.

Otherwise, no new news here. No news isn't good news in Patsyland. Hosses, we've just gotta get it all going again. It's time to come together again and be all for one - for Patsy! I miss talking to everyone!

I hope you all are doing well!

By the way - where is Charlie & Julie? No news posted from them in a while...

Jared Vaughn <JaredVaughn81@AOL.COM>
Spartanburg, SC USA - Sunday, November 12, 2006 at 06:58:29 (CET)
Yes Helen, that's what I ment.
Angel <>
Asheville, NC USA - Friday, November 10, 2006 at 06:35:23 (CET)
Keep an eye on:

as there is a strong hint that in November there will a press release and news of the museum's on-line shop being opened in time for Christmas. The museum opening date may be included in the press release.


Bernard Green <>
Sharnbrook, UK - Friday, November 10, 2006 at 00:18:14 (CET)
Angel, do you mean because both Patsy and Buddy Holly were killed in plane crashes?
Helen Smith <>
England, United Kingdom - Wednesday, November 08, 2006 at 23:08:44 (CET)
Hello Patsy Fans,
Go to the Sonny James web site to see a couple of pictures of Patsy. One with Sonny that's been circulated for years and then another I've never seen before, it's a picture of the Grand Ole Opry Cast and appeared on the cover of Cash Box magazine on Nov. 10, 1962. Patsy is on the first row, 6th from the left. What a cast! Alot of legends in this picture.
Troyce Hendricks <>
Minden, LA USA - Wednesday, November 08, 2006 at 02:26:03 (CET)
Where's Jared?
Helen <>
England, United Kingdom - Tuesday, November 07, 2006 at 23:41:43 (CET)
I live really close to Winchester and go there a lot, so if anyone wants pics or something, just e-mail me.
Tabby Mccullough <>
Moorefield, WV USA - Tuesday, November 07, 2006 at 20:45:08 (CET)
Anybody catch this in "Sweet Dreams"? It's either a really mean joke or a stupid mistake. At the first of that movie when Patsy is dancing with Charlie (She's wearing a black dress) at Rainbow Road, there's a jukebox song playing but, not just any jukebox song it's "That'll Be The Day" by... you guessed it... Buddy Holly. I wonder if they did that for a reason? Seems fishy to me...
Angel <>
Asheville, NC USA - Tuesday, November 07, 2006 at 04:21:49 (CET)
I just got back from the movies and saw that new movie, "The Departed". The movie itself was stupid, but for some reason, "Sweet Dreams" played in the background 4 or 5 times, just thought it was kind of neat.
Carrie <>
Winchester, Va 22603 - Sunday, November 05, 2006 at 02:22:02 (CET)
Is there any reference to Buddy Holly and Patsy Cline dying together in a plane crash together in either movie? Like I said, if there was a reference it was just a symbol kinda like the day the music died when Buddy died, maybe a part of Patsy died too. The thing is, another person I work with backed up his claim that in the movie Patsy caught a ride with Holly to fly back home, even though I know it isn't true, and everything I read says "Sweet Dreams" is about 40-50% true, I'm just curious why some people think in one of the movies it refers to Buddy and Patsy dying in the same plane. Thanks again.
Steve <>
KY - Saturday, November 04, 2006 at 21:07:28 (CET)
Me an a friend had a bet, he said that Patsy Cline died aboard the plane with Buddy Holly, of course I bet that she didn't. He used the movie "Sweet Dreams" as his cause for misinformation, but what is done is done. Now my curious side wants to know, my buddy said that at the end of "Sweet Dreams" that they said Patsy Cline died last night in a plane crash with Buddy Holly and co. If his account is accurate, will someone please explain to me why they would say this. Please, I've googled and yahooed all morning and can't get any facts. Thanks.
Steve <>
KY - Saturday, November 04, 2006 at 15:11:17 (CET)
Comment: First of all, you are correct, Patsy did NOT die in the plane crash with Buddy Holly. Buddy died in a plane crash on Feb. 3, 1959, together with Richie Valens, J.P. Richardson (a.k.a. The Big Bopper) and the pilot Roger Peterson. Patsy died in a plane crash on March 5, 1963, together with Hawkshaw Hawkins, Cowboy Copas and the pilot (and Patsy's manager) Randy Hughes.

Furthermore, in the movie "Sweet Dreams" nothing is said about that "Patsy died last night". What you are referring to may be the movie "Coal Miner's Daughter", which is about the life of Patsy's friend, Loretta Lynn. In that movie Loretta and her husband Dolittle wake up to the radio, on which they say that "You are listening to a special memorial tribute to the late Patsy Cline, tragically killed early this morning in a plane crash near Dyersburg, Tennessee". Of course, "early this morning" is wrong. Patsy's plane took of at 6:07 pm, and her watch stopped at 6:35 pm...

There are quite a few "facts" that are wrong in both movies... For example, in "Sweet Dreams" the plane is shown crashing into a mountain wall. Not true. The plane crashed into the ground in the woods. And in "Coal Miner's Daughter" Patsy and Loretta are shown to be on tour together. Not true, either. They were never on tour together. /Per

Could someone tell me where I could find the remixed versions of Patsy's material? I know that I've heard songs like "Heartaches" and others where an orchestra (or a big band) had been added (which, to my knowledge was NOT part of the original recordings - at least not on my CD set)... Could someone give me the details of this "remix"? PLEASE FEEL FREE TO EMAIL ME PRIVATELY... Thanks!
Bo Sullivan <>
Atlanta, GA USA - Friday, November 03, 2006 at 01:06:30 (CET)
Comment: When you ask a question in the forum, then you get a reply in the forum. There have been at least two separate productions that use overdubbed instruments and/or background vocals. One is the album "Always" from 1980 (MCA-3263) which also was re-released in a digitally enhanced version with a new cover in 1988 (MCA-27069). The other is the soundtrack from the movie "Sweet Dreams" from 1985 (MCA-6149). Both were produced by Owen Bradley. I am a little unsure about the song you mention, "Heartaches"... It is not on any of these two albums. Maybe Bill can supply more information about any additional overdubs? /Per
"I Fall To Pieces" was used in a Wal-Mart commercial about rolling back their prices. The song, although it was someone else singing it, was also used in a Nissan or Mazda commercial in the early '90's.

"Walkin' After Midnight" was used by AT&T in a commercial for their Worldnet Internet Service, and "Crazy" was used by Burger King in one of their ads.

Bill Cox <>
Knoxville, TN USA - Saturday, October 21, 2006 at 14:33:44 (CEST)
Hey guys, I am being tormented by my friends and family because i am CONVINCED that "I fall to pieces" was in a commercial. Please help me win this...
Lauren <>
Toronto, ON Canada - Saturday, October 21, 2006 at 04:03:35 (CEST)
Hey guys, how's it goin? I just wanted to share with you guys this new artist I heard about from work (Fontana) yesterday. Her name is Angel Travis. She has a CD out right now, called "The woman in me", has anyone heard it yet? Ahhh it's so good! She's not classic country like Miss Cline, but she's definitley worth taking a listen to. It's very easy listening and has smooth vocals and beautiful lyrics. (A lot like Sarah McLachlan). Here's the link to her myspace page if you want to hear for yourself. (
Calibelle82 <>
Friday, October 20, 2006 at 19:26:55 (CEST)
Howdy Hosses! Has anybody gone to DollyWood and seen The Country Crossroads Show? Patsy gets talked about and a girl sings "Walkin'". They talk about how great it would have been for her and Hank Williams to do a duet. It's a great show and the singers are great.

P.S Watched "Sweet Dreams" today and bawled my eyes out. I swear I hate that movie, but no matter what, I still end up crying. Lordy, Lordy, I'm a sap for The Cline, but at least I'm in good company. Bless y'all and have a great day.
Angel <>
Asheville, Nc United States - Friday, October 13, 2006 at 03:39:04 (CEST)
Hello Patsy fans,
Go to and put in the search block, Patsy Cline, A Life Through Pictures. This video is GREAT! It's put to the music of "Seven Lonely Days" and shows pictures and stills and some performance clips of Patsy throughout her career including some stills from her home movies. Very good, there are even a couple of pictures I've never seen, plus a performance clip I've never seen. They did an excellent job!
Troyce Hendricks <>
Minden, LA - Wednesday, October 11, 2006 at 03:06:07 (CEST)
Patsy and 1664 Kronenberg.


I was working and my wife was watching Corry in the lounge a few weeks back when I first heard it. Quite a shock, at first I thought it was part of a country music show my wife had found during the adverts.

It has brought Patsy to the attention of a few more people. Pity the advert doesn't have a little credit to her. A local pub land-lady told me that she had been asked if she could find out who the singer was as the voice was so captivating. One more fan.

Bernard Green <>
Sharnbrook, UK - Tuesday, October 10, 2006 at 15:44:40 (CEST)
Hey, Per!! How you doin'? Just had to tell all you folks of great taste in music that I was watching TV a couple of weeks ago. During the ad break (which I usually ignore) there was a very familiar intro played that brought me sprinting back to the TV. "Walkin' After Midnight" by Miss Patsy Cline - the theme for a beer commercial (Kronenbourg 1664, no less, VERY nice). Who says beer ain't classy!!?? I've got to say, I still get that shock when I hear THAT voice out of nowhere.

On an even better note. I'm off to Va for my holidays next Thursday, staying 95 miles SW of Winchester with some friends. Have been before, but might see where a drive in the country takes me...

So, Mr. Bernard Green, if you haven't seen that ad yet, watch/listen out for it... the song is a real treat!

Cath Simpson <>
Newcastle, England - Tuesday, October 10, 2006 at 13:11:16 (CEST)
Here is a very awesome picture of the bell tower at Patsy's grave:
Fan <>
Saturday, October 07, 2006 at 17:45:18 (CEST)
My sister in law downloaded "Amazing Grace" for me by Patsy Cline. Since then the CD got damaged, and my sister in law is no longer my sister in law and I can't find the song anywhere by Patsy Cline. Does anyone know where I can find it? She sung the song without accompaniment and it is the very best and moving version of it I have ever heard. It sends chills up my spine whenever I heard it. Please help me. There is a version out there by a current artist that sounds a lot like Patsy but you can tell it is not Patsy Cline and that is what people tell me it actually is however I know better. No one can sound like Patsy Cline and if you ever heard her version of Amazing Grace sung a capella you'd never forget it. Please help me find this record. Thank you.
Mary <>
Fitchburg, WI USA - Friday, October 06, 2006 at 21:34:15 (CEST)
Comment: Patsy never recorded "Amazing Grace". It is a common misunderstanding that she did. Apparently there have been MP3s floating around the net stating that it is Patsy, but that is wrong. The MP3s that I have come in contact with have all been with LeAnn Rimes singing. If I remember correctly, LeAnn's version is a capella. /Per
News from Winny Star:

Mr. Jim McCoy named apple butter Grand Marshal!

Berkeley Springs, W.Va. - Morgan County native and country music legend Jim McCoy has been chosen as the grand marshal for the 33rd annual Apple Butter Festival Parade, set for 9 a.m. on Saturday in Berkeley Springs. McCoy, who has been in the country music business for more than 60 years, has been a singer, songwriter, disc jockey, record producer, and club owner. His most recent achievement came in August when he was inducted into the National Traditional Country Music Hall of Fame.

McCoy learned to play guitar when he was 13 years old and was soon singing and playing in locations in Berkeley Springs and Morgan County. He joined with other local musicians and played performances and radio shows in West Virginia, Maryland, Pennsylvania, and Virginia. When he was working as a disc jockey in Winchester and playing in his band, the Melody Playboys, in the mid-1940s, he introduced country music legend Patsy Cline to the airways when he let her sing with his band. He later launched his a record company and recording studio as he continued to work in radio.

In the mid-1980s, he and his wife Bertha returned to Berkeley Springs and opened The Troubadour Lounge, a restaurant and bar on Highland Ridge. The Troubadour is decorated with a variety of photographs and memorabilia from McCoy’s years in the country music business, including the years of work with Patsy Cline.

In 1992, McCoy established the West Virginia Country Music Hall of Fame.

Featured in a special room at The Troubadour, the Hall of Fame includes pictures, memorabilia, and plaques honoring the state's country music legends.

He hosts the Remembering Patsy Cline Weekend every year at The Troubadour, when he introduces the new inductees for the year.

Sean <>
Music City, Tn USA - Thursday, October 05, 2006 at 21:15:30 (CEST)
Patsy Cline and Brenda Lee, as Jimmy wrote, both had Owen Bradley as their Producer. They both recorded for Decca in the same Nashville studio, with the same musicians from the "A-Team". So, of course, there was a similarity in their sound for a period of time between 1960-1962. Brenda's records took a turn to the Pop/Rock side from 1963 through 1970.

Brenda recorded "Emotions" in 1961 and "All Alone Am I" in 1962, both while Patsy was still alive. So, it wasn't a case of giving Brenda arrangements that had been written for Patsy. In fact, one of the amazing things about the "A-Team" is that they didn't use written arrangements. They were improvised on the spot during the recording sessions. Occasionally, Owen would ask Bill McElhiney, a member of The Owen Bradley Orchestra, to score the string or horn sections on recording sessions.

At the time, Brenda Lee was a much bigger star than Patsy Cline. Although she was originally signed to Decca in 1956 as a Country artist (at age 11), Brenda proved more successful in the Pop/Rock field. In fact, Brenda didn't place a record on the Country charts from 1957 through 1969. All of her major chart success from 1959 through the end of the '60's was strictly on the Pop side.

Bill Cox <>
Knoxville, TN USA - Thursday, October 05, 2006 at 17:22:23 (CEST)
Cindy loved your play idea, 3 Jacks and Patsy. Cool idea.

Brenda and Patsy were close friends and had the same great producer, Owen Bradley. That is some of the reason for the similiar sounds in my opinion. Bill Cox is a better expert on Brenda and I look forward to his input on this.

Jimmy Walker <>
Lexington, Ky - Thursday, October 05, 2006 at 02:49:05 (CEST)
I was 14, in Junior High School the first time I heard "Crazy", played on WABC radio, Dan Ingram's afternoon show, here in NY. (I'm 58 and STILL a fan!!) I've loved Patsy's voice ever since. Whenever I'm low, or upset I put on her music. And it never fails, I feel like she's sitting in the room with me, saying, "Don't fuss about it, honey, keep on goin'. That fella ain't worth bird poop!!" I even wrote a short play about a woman recovering from a broken love affair knocking back the whiskey and listening to sad music. It's called, "THREE JACKS AND A PATSY".

So here's my Patsy music question. It ties into another singer, so listen up. Anyone into Brenda Lee? I remember hearing "Emotion" and "All Alone Am I" done by a teenage singer, back then just starting out... named Little Brenda Lee. When I heard the arrangements I got to thinking and said to myself, "Hey you know what? If Patsy had lived, she'd have sung those same charts, note for note." They have that "Patsy Cline sound." Listen to them and you'll hear what I am talking about.

My question is this -- and it may be something we can't really verify. Were those arrangements originally written for PATSY, and with her death, recorded by another artist - perhaps BRENDA LEE?

Just wondering. If you listen to these tunes you can easily drop in her voice for Brenda's and not miss a beat. Sounds like her charts, all right. Same musicians I am guessing, same mood, same tone.

Anyone got any info here to help settle this question? It's been keeping me up at night... for over a decade!

Thanks, all.

Cindy Hawkins <>
New York, NY USA - Wednesday, October 04, 2006 at 17:24:02 (CEST)
The question

"Does anyone out there have any news or reports about what was presented at the Labor Day party that can be put on this forum. In particular about the progress on the museum and if there is any likelyhood of an annoucement about an opening date."

has not been answered.

Isn't the museum important to us all?

And how does one get a password for the PatsyWorld site? Why is it necessary to have password? What is there to protect from browsers?

Alan McNeale
Wednesday, October 04, 2006 at 08:45:01 (CEST)
I Thought Martina Mcbride Would Have Done A Great Job Too. Yea, Trisha Would Have Been Great... I Thought SHE Would Have Been Asked Instead Of Allison But Maybe, She Turned It Down? I Dont Know Just A Thought. (I Do Know If Someone Asked Me To Do A Patsy Song At Carnegie Hall At All Places I Would Have Said Yes.)
Angel <>
Asheville, NC United States - Wednesday, October 04, 2006 at 03:54:41 (CEST)
I just saw the movie "Sweet Dreams" today on DVD. I hear alot of negative things about the movie. Some say that it didn't portray Patsy Cline in the right way, or her husband in the right way, either. I am VERY CURIOUS to know a couple of things: 1.) Is it true or false that Patsy was molested by her father, like it said in the movie? 2.) Was Charlie Dick the drunk, the abuser and the cheater that they portrayed him in the movie? 3.) If any of that stuff was made up to make the movie look good, why didn't anybody sue the the movie distributor for "deflamation of character"?
Kevin <>
Cleveland, Oh - Tuesday, October 03, 2006 at 22:45:44 (CEST)
Angel, the "Opry at Carnegie Hall" DVD is fantastic, and Alison Krauss was good, but I thought Trisha Yearwood was better - she would probably have been better suited to a Patsy tribute.
Helen Smith <>
England, UK - Tuesday, October 03, 2006 at 19:35:26 (CEST)
Hi all... I have a copy of Patsy's first EP on Coral that is in near mint condition. Is anyone interested in buying it? Before I put it up on eBay I thought I would offer it to a fan first. Here are the details:

"Songs by Patsy Cline" on Coral EP 45 # EC 81159
Released in 1957.
Includes: "Honky Tonk Merry Go Round", "A Church, A Courtroom, and Then Goodbye", "Turn the Cards Slowly" and "Hidin' Out".

Record AND sleeve are in exceptional condition... Record is VG+++ to near mint... No marks on orange label. EP Jacket also VERY nice... No writing, stickers, tears or splits.

Email me if you're interested. I'm asking $500 for it, and I'm slightly negotiable on the price. This is a rare EP and very hard to find, especially in this condition.

Mark <>
Rockmart, GA USA - Tuesday, October 03, 2006 at 11:05:51 (CEST)
Did anyone see "Opry at Carnegie Hall"? Alison Krauss did a tribute to Patsy by singing "She's Got You". I was kinda worried since her voice is so high, but she did a great job anyway.
Angel <>
Asheville, NC United States - Monday, October 02, 2006 at 19:51:51 (CEST)
I agree with Jared. It has been very quiet. I am looking for a CD copy of Patsy's 1980 album, "Always". It featured Patsy's vocals with new instrumentals. I love the version of "Always". If anyone has a CD version of it and wants to part with it, I'll buy it. Or if you know where I can find it, let me know. And I've already checked eBay! Thanks!
Tim Poole <>
St Charles, IL USA - Sunday, October 01, 2006 at 14:25:53 (CEST)
I have a picture of Patsy... In it she is wearing a white outfit, sitting on a chair, smiling, and there is a young boy standing to her right. I was wondering if this picture is in the book "Singing Girl from the Shenedoah Valley?" It is the only book on Patsy that I don't have...
Fan <>
Saturday, September 30, 2006 at 21:15:56 (CEST)
Comment: Hello "Fan"... Yes, there is a picture in that book, on page 51, that fits your description. The picture text is "Patsy and Ricky Padgett, 1956. Collection: Thomas E. Martz". On the same page there is also a picture of Patsy and Bill Martz and another of Patsy and Tom Martz, also from 1956. /Per
On Lisa Flood's "Patsified!" site, Patsy's favorite soft drink is listed as Dr. Pepper.
Bill Cox <>
Knoxville, TN USA - Friday, September 29, 2006 at 20:25:35 (CEST)
720 S Kent St. has been sold.
Friday, September 29, 2006

Auctioneer David Fahnestock solicits bids from the front porch of a house for sale at 720 S. Kent St. in Winchester on Saturday. The home, where legendary singer Patsy Cline was married, sold for $165,000.

The story attached to the picture does not mention Patsy or the house but merely mentions the difficulty of getting the asking price when selling houses.

Bernard Green <>
Sharnbrook, UK - Friday, September 29, 2006 at 18:03:09 (CEST)
Hi all,
Was just surfing the web and came across this: Near the bottom of the page, there's a pic of Patsy holding a female fan's daughter in the fall of 1962. Never seen this one before! Check it out!

By the way - it awfully quiet in Patsyland... too quiet...

Jared Vaughn <JaredVaughn81@AOL.COM>
Spartanburg, SC USA - Friday, September 29, 2006 at 08:06:08 (CEST)
Hi all,
Does anyone know what Patsy's favorite brand of cola was? I know I've seen a picture of Patsy on stage at Ernest Tubb's music show and Patsy was holding a bottle of Coca Cola. Was that her favorite?
Troyce Hendricks <>
Minden, LA - Friday, September 29, 2006 at 02:32:39 (CEST)
Comment: Do you mean to say that there is another brand...? :-) /Per
Are there any tribute shows in Wisconsin? I missed the one at The Wisconsin Opry on Sept. 10, 2006. But would like to attend one. Thank you.
Lesley Horaitis <>
Blair, WI USA - Tuesday, September 19, 2006 at 17:19:29 (CEST)
Bill Cox is one year older today. So Happy Birthday to you, Bill. And many more of them, too. And a big thank you for all you have done for Patsy and Patsyland.
Bernard Green <>
Sharn Nook, UK - Thursday, September 14, 2006 at 20:16:47 (CEST)
Does anyone out there have any news or reports about what was presented at the Labor Day party that can be put on this forum. In particular about the progress on the museum and if there is any likelyhood of an annoucement about an opening date.
Alan McNeale
USA - Thursday, September 14, 2006 at 15:37:55 (CEST)
Mr. Jim McCoy in news: A part of music history

By Tricia Lynn Strader / Journal staff writer

BERKELEY SPRINGS — When "Joltin'" Jim McCoy was a young DJ at a Winchester station, he made his mark in country music history when he helped a 14-year-old girl named Virginia Hensley get her start. The girl would later change her name to Patsy Cline.

Now at age 77, McCoy is taking his own place in country music history. The veteran performer and restaurateur was inducted into the National Traditional Country Music Hall of Fame on Aug. 30. He traveled to Missouri City, Iowa, for the ceremony.

"I thought it was a real honor at my age," McCoy says. "I was in doubt of making the journey, but I did. My wife, Bertha, says they are all waiting until I'm too old to travel to put me in these things," he says with a laugh.

Located in the Pioneer Music Museum, the Hall of Fame houses a collection of artifacts by other inductees. The collection includes Bill Monroe's suit from his last Opry performance, June Carter's autoharp fingerpicks, Jack Greene's guitar and Patsy Montana's Fender guitar.

In June, National Traditional County Music Association President Bob Everhart contacted McCoy to let him know he'd been nominated. He asked McCoy for a photo and something from his musical career to put into their museum. McCoy donated memorabilia, including a guitar strap.

The induction ceremony was part of the National Old Time Country & Bluegrass Festival and Pioneer Exposition of Arts & Crafts. Held at the Harrison County Fairgrounds, McCoy says it was many days of performances by artists like Hank Thompson, Jim Ed Brown and Stella Parton, Dolly's sister. The festival is in its 31st year.

McCoy performed many times at the festival. "It was really great," he says. "They have a lot going on. They didn't have any electrified instruments and no drums even to speak of."

The nomination was a complete surprise. "I didn't even know anything about the association and this festival until they came to me," he says. "There were 10 stages with entertainment going on constantly. I even got to close one show in front of thousands of people. That was very exciting for me."

The association either planned it, or it worked out, that McCoy was inducted as the headlining act that night, following a Patsy Cline tribute show. McCoy says he knew her well and was her guitarist for a long time. Her widower, Charlie Dick, comes to McCoy's Patsy Cline Day at the Troubadour Lounge in Berkeley Springs each Labor Day weekend.

McCoy didn't have a band with him, but Midwest favorite David Church, who performs Hank Williams classics, backed up McCoy with his wife who performs Cline's hits on her sets.

The ceremony is planned as a television event on RFD-TV, likely to be called "Bus Stop." An airdate is not yet set.

Bob Everhart says the National Traditional Country Music Association formed in 1976 because country music in Nashville, Tenn., was going in a different direction from traditional country music. He feels that McCoy was deserving of the honor for his love of the traditional music.

"It is our feeling out here in `rural' America, that the CMA in Nashville has really dropped the ball in honoring, respecting, admiring and actually doing something about the hundreds and hundreds of deserving individuals and groups in America that have given so much to country music in general," Everhart says in a telephone interview from his Iowa home. "It certainly wasn't going where `real' rural country people wanted it to go. The country music I represent is a creative process for the sole purpose of filling a need in the heart to communicate and placate other human beings of like mind."

To be nominated is simple. "Criteria is that a person nominated must have made significant contributions to traditional country, hillbilly and bluegrass music," Everhart says. "Inductees are nominated only by those already in the Hall of Fame. Each inductee gets one nomination."

Nominees fall into local and statewide, regional or national categories in either the Fiddler's Hall of Fame section or America's Old Time Country Music Hall of Fame, the one in which McCoy was inducted. A ceremony is held annually to place new names in the hall.

"If an inductee nominates someone deceased, or does not nominate at all, that nomination returns to the president of the association, namely me," Everhart says. "I used one of those nominations for Jim."

This isn't the first time McCoy has been given such an award. In September 2005, he was inducted into the Southern Legends Entertainment & Performing Arts Hall of Fame. The certificate says for his "lifetime promotion, contribution, indelible goodwill to southern originating music and its heritage."

He says that was a shock also because he also had no warning. "They came here and did the ceremony on my Labor Day party," he says.

With the awards, McCoy came full circle from the early days when he learned to play guitar while making a living cutting timber or working in tomato canning factories.

His music was the contemporary "hillbilly" music of the 1930s and '40s, which he heard on radio and records played on an old Victrola. They were songs of Bob Wills and Ernest Tubb, who would become his idol.

At 14, Jim walked and hitchhiked to Hagerstown to see Tubb at Conococheague Park. After the show, he met Tubb, who would become a mentor.

Inspired by Tubb's modern amplified sound, McCoy formed a band called the Melody Playboys, taking the name in part from Bob Wills' Texas Playboys. He played all over southern Pennsylvania, Western Maryland, West Virginia and Virginia. His first time on the air was in 1945 on WJEJ in Hagerstown. His father drove him in their 1934 Studebaker in time for the 6 a.m. broadcast.

Before long, he had his own radio program on WINC in Winchester, a prelude to his career as a DJ in Winchester.

McCoy released his first record on Nashville Records in 1961 called "That's What Makes the World Go Round." His 1963 signature song was "Which Way, What A Way." He didn't make it big, but he kept busy for a long time traveling up and down the East Coast performing.

Not one to put all his eggs in one basket, McCoy held down a full-time job at Montgomery Ward. Someone commented he was always jolting around doing something. He earned the nickname "Joltin' Jim McCoy," and it stuck.

McCoy hasn't slowed down yet. With Bertha, he still operates the Troubadour Restaurant and Lounge. For more than 20 years, he has created his own West Virginia Country Music Hall of Fame, a shrine to his idols and his own memories. And he is recording a new album as a tribute to Ernest Tubb.

"I put down the soundtracks a year ago in Nashville," he says. "I have George Riddle who used to front George Jones and a lot of different people on it. I'm going back this fall to finish it. I should have it out in October." He is also working with Dr. Matt Hahn of Berkeley Springs at his studio at the Troubadour. Hahn is performing McCoy's signature songs for a tribute album to the artist from Morgan County.

McCoy says the honors are important to him. "I can't get into the Country Music Hall of Fame in Nashville because I wasn't a major performer like Johnny Cash or Roy Acuff," he says. "I'm considered a regional guy."

And he's heard there may be one more award on the horizon. "I may be nominated for the DJ Country Music Hall of Fame in Nashville. Since I was a DJ for years, I want that one," he says.

Sean <>
Nashville, TN USA - Monday, September 11, 2006 at 03:13:06 (CEST)
I have been a huge fan of Patsy's since I was a boy, and am curious to know some facts about her children Julie and Randy. Such as where they are now etc. and does Patsy have any grandchildren? Thank you for a great website.
Dave Polzin <>
Tempe, AZ USA - Monday, September 11, 2006 at 01:23:22 (CEST)
Canada - Saturday, September 09, 2006 at 05:59:57 (CEST)
Happy 74th birthday, Patsy. We love u!!
Robyn Jones <>
Syracuse, NY USA - Saturday, September 09, 2006 at 05:57:34 (CEST)
HAPPY BIRTHDAY Patsy! This is always such a great day for all of us Fans to enjoy the life of Patsy Cline ! I played 2 CD's today in Honor of Our Gal!
Shane Collins <>
Williamsport, PA USA - Saturday, September 09, 2006 at 05:45:31 (CEST)
May I be one of the first to wish our IDOL Patsy a Happy Happy Birthday on her special day. Patsy, I know your mom is the happy one to be celebrating it with you. We mortals will have to celebrate with listening to your beautiful music. I love you Patsy, and Happy 74th birthday... Joyce M Bloomington Mn.
Joyce M <>
Bloomington, Mn 55431 - Friday, September 08, 2006 at 19:10:27 (CEST)
Happy Birthday, Patsy.
George Hewitt <>
Edmonton, AB Canada - Friday, September 08, 2006 at 18:47:46 (CEST)
A big Happy Birthday to "Our Gal"
Sean <>
Nash, Tn USA - Friday, September 08, 2006 at 16:03:59 (CEST)
Happy Birthday Patsy. Here's to you and the joy you've given us! :)
Tim Poole <>
St Charles, IL - Friday, September 08, 2006 at 14:32:19 (CEST)
It's Patsy's Birthday.
Bernard Green <>
Sharn Nook, UK - Friday, September 08, 2006 at 09:22:59 (CEST)
Thanks for the info Jimmy... I will plan to be there next year if at all possible.

Happy Birthday Patsy!

Mitch Krauss <>
Neptune, NJ 07753 - Friday, September 08, 2006 at 07:15:12 (CEST)
Happy Birthday Patsy! On this special day, just remembering a beautiful lady who had the greatest voice imaginable! I still listen to your music all the time and marvel at your gift. Country music was blessed to have you as its Queen! All others pale in comparison!
Pam Underwood <>
Raleigh, NC - Friday, September 08, 2006 at 00:49:51 (CEST)
To All, remember that Labor Day weekend the fan club meets annually, anyone hoping to make a visit to Winchester should plan to be there that weekend. The fan club host events both private and public over the weekend. Join us for the 20th anniversary in 2007.

Always Patsy Cline, PO Box 2236, Winchester, VA USA.
Club dues are $15.00 and run Sept. to Sept.

Jimmy Walker <>
Lex , KY USA - Friday, September 08, 2006 at 00:51:33 (CEST)
Hello! I have just recently become a huge fan of Patsy Cline (a long story... too long to tell on here). Her haunting and heartfelt voice on certain songs (ie Sweet Dreams, I Fall to Pieces, He's Got You, etc) have reached deep into my soul and touched me as no other singer has before. Suffice it to say, I am forever changed because of my new found love and enjoyment of her music, and I find myself almost frantically searching the net for any and all information about her. Iv'e ordered some of the dvd's about her that are available (can't wait to get them), including the movie about her life, "Sweet Dreams". Also, I am enjoying reading the postings of others on here. Finally, I'm very sad that such a talent (Patsy) and beautiful human being as she was taken from us so prematurely, and I hope someday soon to take a trip to Winchester, Va to visit and pay my respects at the gravesite. Until then and always hoss...
Mitch Krauss <>
Neptune, NJ USA - Wednesday, September 06, 2006 at 08:51:34 (CEST)
Todays Winchester Star Report:

Cline memorial takes on family reunion flavor
Fans share memories, experiences

By Mark R. Dorolek
The Winchester Star

WINCHESTER — Underneath the overcast clouds Sunday morning, friends, family, and fans turned out to pay their respects to Winchester's favorite daughter, Patsy Cline.

Judy Sue Klempf, president of the nonprofit Celebrating Patsy Cline Inc., which is in charge of getting the Patsy Cline Museum at 134 N. Loudoun St. up and running, welcomed the approximately 40 people who came from near and far to the memorial service at Shenandoah Memorial Park.

"We are here to celebrate Patsy," Klempf said, adding, "We want the museum to have integrity and quality and be something that she would be so proud of."

Charlie Dick, the late singer's husband, was glad to come back to the annual event and see so many familiar faces.

"Instead of being a fan club, it has been a family reunion," he said.

Klempf asked some of those in attendance to share their memories and experiences that they had with Cline and her music.

Ernie Brickle of Spartanburg, S.C., has been attending the service for 18 years and expressed his feelings for Cline.

"I am overcome," he said. "I think Patsy would be pleased that not only her music has brought so much pleasure to so many people but it has brought people together."

Brickle said he admires Cline's music and who she was as a person.

"There has never been a voice like her's," he said.

Sean Sako of Nashville, Tenn., said he has been a fan of Patsy since he was 4 years old and this was his first time attending the memorial service.

"She means a lot to so many of us," he said. "A special feeling comes over me when I hear her music."

Mildred Keith of Kansas City, Mo., met Patsy at her last concert in Kansas City and asked to take a photograph with her.

"I am so glad I asked her to take that picture," she said.

A few days later, on March 5, 1963, Cline perished with three others in a plane crash just outside Camden, Tenn. Cline was 30 years old.

"I saw her on a Sunday and the plane went down on Tuesday," Keith said. "A friend told me about it and I said, `That can't be I just saw her'."

Ann Armstrong from the city of Guelph just west of Toronto, Canada, was lucky enough to become friends with Cline and her husband.

Armstrong said she and some friends met Cline at a show and after going to a couple more concerts Dick wanted to meet her and her friends' husbands and they began hanging out.

"We had a lot of great days together," she said.

Armstrong said she and Cline would mostly talk about family or some of the concerts she was getting ready for.

"It was short in years," she said of their relationship, "but it was long on memories."

Sean <>
Nashville, Tn USA - Tuesday, September 05, 2006 at 17:03:55 (CEST)
So I went to Winchester this past Sat. It was one of the most moving experiences in my life. We had no trouble finding the gravesite. The actual gravesite was very peaceful. It had been raining all morning but started clearing right as we got out of the car. While we were there, 2 men walked up and put a beautiful arrangement on the monument. One of them was Mel Dick and the other was the treasurer of the fan club from Peru, IL. I'd like to know how to get in touch with both. I took lots of pics there of the gateway and the bell tower. Afterwards we drove to Gaunts Drugstore and saw that and then over to Kent St. The house was very typical of the area. Got pics there and of the national marker. It was a dream come true for this lifetime Patsy fan. No one has ever touched me like her. I hope her family knows how much she has mean't to so many people. I look forward to the next step which will be the museum. No matter what your opinion of it is, the bottom line is, she deserves it. What a day it was. I wish I could freeze it in time. But it'll live on in my memories and pics.
Tim Poole <>
St Charles, IL - Tuesday, September 05, 2006 at 16:22:18 (CEST)
Hi Per... It's been awhile but I still enjoy comin to the site here to see what's up... Haven't heard from Erica in ages... and Patsy's bday is soon coming up... Keep up the good work here!
Canada - Saturday, September 02, 2006 at 05:50:51 (CEST)
"Why can't he be you" and "I fall to pieces" are my favorite Patsy Cline songs. I don't know about you, but her music is so timeless. Another artist that I found that is a little different is Madeleine Peyroux and her jazz music. Both music is great because they are like poems put into song. Madeleine I love becuase she has a soothing sound to her music. Her album is called "Half the perfect world" and is worth checking out.

Groovewithjamie <>
Los Angeles, Ca 90060 - Friday, September 01, 2006 at 04:41:21 (CEST)
As I've mentioned earlier, I'm heading to Maryland this week and I'm gonna have the chance to go to Winchester. My partners dad, bless his heart, got in touch with a buddy who lives in Winchester and actually knew Patsy. Of course I asked if he was sure he really knew her. He assures me he truly did. Anyhoo, this guy is going to take me around Winchester and show me all the sites and explain more about them. He actually knew her and hung out with her prior to "Walking After Midnight." Should be interesting. I'll keep ya posted!
Tim Poole <>
St. Charles, IL US - Tuesday, August 29, 2006 at 05:28:07 (CEST)
I think that sickening video might be political, you know. I think someone has uploaded it to to spoil that girl's chances of getting a job on a certain Winchester radio station. And, indeed, with comments like that she doesn't deserve a job on any radio station.
Helen Smith <>
England, UK - Monday, August 28, 2006 at 15:23:41 (CEST)
Hello Patsy Fans,
Jared, I think you got it right when you said "girl". She's certainly not a lady like Patsy. You know not everyone likes the same things in life, that's what makes it interesting. I know several people that don't care for Patsy's music, why it's beyond me, but I do know that everyone has different music tastes. Everyone's entitled to their opinion, but what this "girl" did is inexcuseable. Never in a million years would I have ever thought that I'd ever live to see something like that. It's like the bible says about the end times. "Right shall seem as wrong and wrong shall seem as right". I think we've arrived to see those days unfold. Just remember what Patsy said, "Cry not for me"!
Troyce Hendricks <>
Minden, LA - Sunday, August 27, 2006 at 04:39:05 (CEST)
Hello fellow Patsyfans. It has been a long time since I have checked in. I am so glad to see so many fans on here. I have always been a Patsy fan and have raised my three daughters to be the same.

I have a huge favor to ask. A few yaers ago I met me dearest internet friend on this site, but have since lost contact with him. His name is Rene Shereens form Belgium. If anyone knows him or how to contact him please let him know I'm looking for him (and his wife).

Thank you all
Patsy Forever

Janice Brittain <>
Alberta, Canada - Sunday, August 27, 2006 at 01:37:22 (CEST)
Jared wrote:

Does anyone know this girl? What kind of station does she work for?

A Google search shows she used to work for radio stations WAPP ("Apple Country" Berryville, just outside Winchester) and WINC (Winchester) some years ago.

Bernard Green <>
Sharnbrook, UK - Friday, August 25, 2006 at 17:58:38 (CEST)
I've lived to see many things, but I never ever thought I would live to see someone as disgustingly ignorant and disrespectful as this "news reporter" featured on an uploaded video at YouTube.Com, dancing on Patsy Cline's grave and making distasteful remarks. Does anyone know this girl? What kind of station does she work for?
Jared Vaughn <>
Spartanburg, SC USA - Thursday, August 24, 2006 at 07:34:10 (CEST)
An update to the directions provided below:

If you're coming from the North, turn left off the exit. You will encounter the intersection with US 522. There is a Texas Steakhouse and a Travelodge on the right. Turn right on US 522. If you are coming from the South, the exit ramp makes a cloverleaf directly to the US 50/US 522 Intersection. Continue through the intersection and head South on US 522 for approximately 1 - 1½ miles. Shenandoah Memorial Park is on the right.

There are two options available to access the gravesite. Visitors can enter the cemetery proper through the first (North) gate, and turn right on the first driveway. Patsy's grave is at the top of a small hill, next to a memorial stone bench. The grave is usually decorated, making it easy to locate. However, as a courtesy, Shenandoah has placed a directional marker just across the driveway from the gravesite.

Patsy's grave is marked by a simple, flat, bronze marker that reads:

Virginia H. (Patsy Cline) Dick
Death Can Not Kill What Never Dies

Omps Funeral Home, located directly in front of Shenandoah, provides visitors access via a stairway leading from their parking lot to the cemetery drive just across from Patsy's grave. In recent years, this has become the preferred alternative to fans attending the Labor Day Weekend Memorial Service.

Memorials to Patsy within Shenandoah include the North and South entrance gates, built under the direction of Charlie Dick, each containing a plaque dedicating them in Patsy's memory. Also, a 55 ft. memorial bell tower is located in the southeast corner of the cemetery, next to the lake. This is visible from Patsy's grave. A section of US 522, including the portion in front of Shenandoah, has been designated the Patsy Cline Memorial Highway.

Bill Cox <>
Knoxville, TN USA - Wednesday, August 23, 2006 at 01:09:22 (CEST)
I can't explain this, but Patsy Cline is like part of my life. Country music is not very popular in Portugal, but I've always liked it since I was a child. I've never been in the USA but when I hear the songs of Patsy, I close my eyes and the heart of America is all there, I can feel it. The first time I've heard Patsy Cline it was a wonderful revelation, those SONGS were "inside" of me forever. The movie with Jessica Lange and Ed Harris is one of my favourites. Excuse me for my bad English but I only want to express my love for Patsy and her music. Thank you.
António Luís
Portugal - Tuesday, August 22, 2006 at 18:19:09 (CEST)
Ok, I'm heading to Maryland next week. On Saturday,September 2nd, I'll be heading to Winchester. I cannot find the address of Patsy's final resting place. Anyone know the address?
Tim Poole <>
St Charles, IL US - Tuesday, August 22, 2006 at 17:39:53 (CEST)
Comment: This is Bill Cox's directions taken from Lisa Flood's Patsified site:

The grave is at Shenandoah Memorial Park in Winchester, Virginia. Take I-81 to Exit #313, US Hwy. 50. If you're coming from the south, turn right; from the north, turn left. You will immediately encounter the intersection with US 522 (there is a Texas Steakhouse and a Travelodge on the right). Turn right on 522 (the Patsy Cline Memorial Hwy.) and head south approximately 1 mile. Shenandoah Memorial Park is on the right. Enter the cemetery at the north gate and turn right on the first driveway. At the top of a small hill, next to a bench, is a simple, flat, bronze headmarker that reads:

Virginia H. (Patsy Cline) Dick
Death Can Not Kill What Never Dies

Does anyone know if Patsy Cline's kids inherited her musical talent? What happened to Charlie Dick after her death?
Bernadette <>
Foxboro, MA USA - Tuesday, August 22, 2006 at 03:41:49 (CEST)
Patsy Cline is a classic... She never goes out of style.
Joanne <formula1fanny@sbcgloballnet>
Sacramento, CA USA - Tuesday, August 22, 2006 at 00:27:32 (CEST)
My grandma just told me the cutest little story and I thought y'all would get a kick out of it. She said when I was little she would hear someone singing and she just thought I was watching television, but one day she heard it and decided to find out what it was, so she climbed the steps to my room and peeped in. She said she found me playing with my toys singing "Hey good lookin', whatcha got cookin', how about cookin' somethin' up with me...." not the whole song just those lines over and over again. I was about 2 or 3 at the time, she said she would find me up there almost everyday singing. She also told me the only songs she ever heard me sing all the way through were "Back in baby's arms" and "Walkin'". She said one time she heard me sing every single line to "That's the night that the lights went out in Georgia" lol, I guess I had a good memory for a 2 year old! lol just thought you guys might like that... Any songs you guys liked to sing when you were little?
Angelica <>
Asheville, NC USA - Saturday, August 19, 2006 at 04:37:00 (CEST)
I've wondered what happened to all of Patsy's things that were with her in the plane crash, also. But I did read that the white dress and shoes were never found. Neither was Randy's money bag. Scavengers probably took a bunch of stuff, which is really sad, but I guess some people are just disrespectful like that. Just like when I went to the plane crash site and saw all the grafiti and vandalism there, it made me so mad and I wish there was someway to catch people doing it and prosecute them. If anyone has any ideas, let's talk about a way to put a stop to it.
Carrie <>
Winchester, Va - Saturday, August 19, 2006 at 03:35:06 (CEST)
Hello all,
Does anyone know if Patsy's family ever received Patsy's belongings recovered from the plane crash? I do know that the watch Patsy was wearing is in one of the museums, I think Willie Nelson's. What about Patsy's wedding ring, clothes and other such personal items. I don't think I've ever read or heard about those items. And what about the white chifon dress at the last concert?
Troyce Hendricks <>
Minden, LA - Friday, August 18, 2006 at 05:53:24 (CEST)
As I discussed in an e-mail exchange with Ms. Wayt this morning, the information that is included in the news page about Jim Reeves and the Shreveport Walk of Fame originally came from a post on the Forum of The Jim Reeves Way website. If the information I passed along was incorrect, I apologize.

Ms. Wayt did indicate that the majority of the letters and e-mails they had received regarding Jim Reeves had been generated by the information posted on the Patsy sites. She also indicated that most of them had been in protest of the Shreveport Chamber for their perceived stance against Jim Reeves. Let's keep things positive whenever a situation like this arises.

Patsifans and Jim Reeves fans have a common bond, and a shared interest in promoting our favorites.

When we all work together, and work in a positive manner, great things can happen.

Bill Cox <>
Knoxville, TN USA - Thursday, August 17, 2006 at 16:12:26 (CEST)
In response to Jared's comments below. Thanks to a very kind friend I've had those videos for many years. The comment by Eddy Arnold about the pants has made me laugh over and over. Those are from the same set of shows where Patsy sang "Lovesick Blues" and "How Can I Face Tomorrow" which we've seen before on "The Real Patsy Cline" video. They are from "Jubilee USA" aka "The Ozark Jubilee." I know Bill can give the exact dates. Those two songs are my favorites, though.
Mark Willix <>
Rockmart, GA USA - Thursday, August 17, 2006 at 03:14:28 (CEST)
Patsy Cline is an inspiration in so many ways, but here's one the fans (except myself!) might not have heard of. That brilliant songbook, those recordings packed with feeling, are being used to add emotional depth to western novels -- yeah, good ol' shoot-'em-ups! The full story is included in an article called "The Images of Inspiration" and can be found at
Keith Chapman <>
New Zealand - Thursday, August 17, 2006 at 01:34:50 (CEST)
In response to a submission on the News page dtd November 2005: Information from Bill Cox:

To set the record straight, Jim Reeves has always been on our Walk of Stars list of nominees. We have over 300 nominees on our list. A Walk of Stars Committee makes the selections and inductions are done as funding is available. We're seeking sponsorships now for future inductions. For more information, you can contact the Chamber at 318.677.2500 or email

At no time did I indicate that Jim Reeves was not worthy of Walk of Stars recognition. I also did not say that Jim Reeves was no longer celebrated or known. This is absolutely false. I have always been a fan of Jim Reeves. I grew up listening to Jim and enjoyed watching him on TV. In fact, I've even visited the museum referred to in Mr. Cox's submission to learn more about Jim Reeves and others from the Carthage, TX area, such as Tex Ritter.

I'm the Senior Vice President of Marketing, and on behalf of the Chamber, we think it is terrific that Jim Reeves has so many fans interested in his inclusion on our Walk of Stars. We hope that when we announce the day for Jim's induction, the fans will be supportive by attending and contributing to his induction. Stay tuned ... as I'm sure that day is not too far away.

Thank you for allowing me to set the record straight.

Debra Wayt <>
Shreveport, LA USA - Wednesday, August 16, 2006 at 03:43:18 (CEST)
Hi Hosses! I know that there's a lot of controversy about the Patsy Cline videos being uploaded on YouTube.Com, but I just couldn't hold back from telling you all that there's a new one I've never seen of Patsy, Cowboy Copas, June Valli and Eddy Arnold singing "Rueben, Rueben" from the early 1960's. Patsy comes out wearing TIGHT pants, a blouse, scarf and boots and Arnold says "Patsy Cline, come out here honey - LORD HELP, where'd you get THOSE pants!?!" And everybody onstage shows embarrassment except for Patsy, who stands there looking all proud! You can find the video here.
Also included at YouTube is "Hogtied Over You" with Patsy dueting with Cowboy Copas!

Thanks hosses,
Jared Vaughn <>
Spartanburg, SC USA - Tuesday, August 15, 2006 at 05:20:01 (CEST)
Definitely headed to Maryland over Labor Day. I'm going to Winchester on that Saturday. Anyone gonna be there and wanna get together for lunch and do the Cline sites?
Tim Poole <>
St. Charles, IL USA - Monday, August 14, 2006 at 04:47:05 (CEST)
Gosh, I have spent an hour trying to find the lyrics to that song! Does anybody know them? I would be so grateful if you could tell me.
Angelica <>
Asheville, NC USA - Monday, August 14, 2006 at 02:55:32 (CEST)
The song with the line "Patsy Cline is singing for Jesus" is from the song "Angels From The Opry" by Rusty Adams. It was recorded and released within a few weeks after the plane crash.
Bill Cox <>
Knoxville, TN USA - Sunday, August 13, 2006 at 21:09:28 (CEST)
I am trying to find out the name of a song that my Dad used to sing about Patsy Cline. My Dad just passed in April, and the only part of the song I can remember is "and Patsy Cline is a singing for Jesus". That little bit keeps playing over in my head, and nobody in my family can remember the title. If anyone has any information, please email me. Thanks, I hope by finding this song it will help keep my Dad's memory alive.
Glo <>
Glen Burnie, MD USA - Saturday, August 12, 2006 at 07:26:14 (CEST)
Hey Hosses,
I'm heading to Hagerstowne, MD, for Labor Day. It's very close to Winchester. Are there any plans that weekend to honor Patsy? This will be a dream come true for me. My partner's dad is gonna take me there. Poor guy. He has no idea what he's in for! Any of you guys gonna be there?
Tim Poole <>
St Charles, IL USA - Sunday, August 06, 2006 at 15:40:21 (CEST)
Thanks for the info. I currently have the Tammy and Porter Wagoner ones. I can not find any other information about the other 7. If you or anyone else has any leads, I sure would appreciate it.
Brit <>
Lakeview, TX USA - Sunday, August 06, 2006 at 06:42:04 (CEST)
I am looking for the figurines by Bill Hagara (Country Music Greats). Very difficult to find. Can someone please help me?
Brit <>
Lakeview, Tx USA - Saturday, August 05, 2006 at 10:49:37 (CEST)
Comment: Try eBay. Do a search there from time to time, maybe you'll get lucky. When I write this, there are five copies of the Tammy Wynette figurine there, two in auctions and three in eBay stores. I see two different names of this collection, "Country Music Greats" and "Country Legends", and apparently there are ten different pieces. /Per
Just wanted all of the hosses to know that there's a great picture of Charlie, Julie and Julie's sons (Patsy's grandsons) at Opry singer Jan Howard's website under the "Jan & Friends" section. The address is
Your Hoss,
Jared Vaughn <>
Spartanburg, SC USA - Tuesday, August 01, 2006 at 18:56:37 (CEST)
I have to agree with my friend Helen. Trisha Yearwood is amazing on the Grand Ole Opry Live in NYC DVD. Even though Allison Krauss performs a great version of "She's Got You", I was surprised that Trisha didn't pay homage to Patsy, especially on that occassion. I had the opportunity to see Trisha a few months back in an intimate theatre setting. Of all of the artists that I've ever seen live - even Reba - I've NEVER been blown away by a voice like that. It just lifted the rafters of the building! And so personal. She interacted with the people in the audience just as how we've heard Patsy did. She singled people out, had fun, led the band where she wanted to go. Like Patsy, Trisha is Country Royalty!
Jared Vaughn <>
Spartanburg, SC 29301 - Monday, July 31, 2006 at 19:18:58 (CEST)
"Let The Teardrops Fall" was featured in an episode of HBO's last season of The Sopranos. For fans of the show it was an episode where Vito was in a diner in New Hampshire. I guess it was supposed to be coming from a radio or jukebox. Great, under-rated Patsy song. She sure could sing and Hank Garland sure could pick!
Monday, July 31, 2006 at 17:57:34 (CEST)
Hi all, it's hard to find out some of the musicians who played with Patsy. I understand that Nick Maniscalco played steel on the Godfrey show with her and did some studio work for her as well. Could anyone verify that? Thanks.
Florence, OR - Monday, July 31, 2006 at 09:09:54 (CEST)
I have just been watching the "Grand Ole Opry at Carnegie Hall" on DVD. All the artists are good, but Trisha Yearwood stands out. From what I have heard, Trisha is a big fan of Patsy, and as I watched her perform I could really see Patsy's influence. There is nobody better than Trisha to carry on what Patsy started. The circle remains unbroken, as they say.
Helen <>
England, United Kingdom - Thursday, July 27, 2006 at 00:39:00 (CEST)
Hey guys, sorry I didn't post this sooner, but Julie's daughter Michelle had her third baby, a daughter named Ruthie on July 10th. Congrats to Michelle, Julie and, of course, Patsy!!
Robyn Jones <>
Syracuse, NY USA - Monday, July 24, 2006 at 02:21:44 (CEST)
I'm curious to know if there is anyone out there who has the CD called "The Patsy Cline Story", and hears what sounds like a few scratches at the beginning of "Imagine That" on this particular recording. That's what I hear on my brand new copy of the CD when I listen to it through headphones, and I'm wondering if anyone else who has the CD hears it also. Thanks.
Monday, July 24, 2006 at 02:02:51 (CEST)
Comment: Yes, I hear that on my copy, as well. In the right channel. /Per
All hail PatsyLand. There isn't a finer human being to be found than Bill Cox. He has more class at any given second than most of us will ever posess in our lifetimes.
Mark Willix <>
Rockmart, GA USA - Thursday, July 20, 2006 at 06:48:08 (CEST)
PatsyLand is open to all and provides a welcome to all. Recently some people have been shown coldness, and the welcome offered to them has been withdrawn. Not because anyone in PatsyLand was wanting to be cold or unwelcoming, but only because those people took advantage of the warmth, kindness and generousity of the people of PatsyLand.

Although I was never active in PatsyLand until 2002, I have benefited from hearing Patsy since 1962. I will therefore defend PatsyLand from those who would take advantage of Patsy and I will speak out for those true fans and admirers who make PatsyLand such a wonderful place to be part of.

Bernard Green <>
Sharnbrook, UK - Wednesday, July 19, 2006 at 10:24:32 (CEST)
Well said, Bill. I suppose sometimes, when you love something as we all love Patsy and her legacy, you want to protect it. In protecting the integrity of her legacy, even I became a pot calling the kettle black. Thanks for sharing your words.
Jared Vaughn <>
Spartanburg, SC USA - Wednesday, July 19, 2006 at 06:01:49 (CEST)
I strongly recommend that you read Bill Cox's latest post, entitled "Moving forward", in his Patsy Cline Forum! Probably the best and most important text ever written in any Patsy Cline forum, if you ask me. I, myself, talked about the atmosphere in a recent post here, and Bill refers to that. What kind of atmosphere do we want in PatsyLand? Click here to read Bill's text!
Per Jonsson <>
Örnsköldsvik, Sweden - Tuesday, July 18, 2006 at 10:13:34 (CEST)

Per, Congratulations on 10 years in cyberspace! Thank you for all you do for Patsy Cline and Patsifans everywhere.
SueBee <>
NY - Monday, July 17, 2006 at 23:28:32 (CEST)
We have had this "bus tourists vs. true fans" discussion before in this forum. Please discontinue that topic. Agree to disagree.
Per Jonsson <>
Örnsköldsvik, Sweden - Monday, July 17, 2006 at 21:11:02 (CEST)

First of all, I would like to say that only the tiniest bit of Patsy fans are in CPC or APC or any organization at all. There is never a talent show, or any other kind of show, that someone isn't singing a Patsy Song. Every where there is a band or karaoke, some one is singing "Sweet Dreams" and even the lesser known songs. Musicians all over the USA and especially in Winchester love her, repect her, and speak fondly. Not to imitate her, but to praise her and try to keep her and her music alive and remembered. I know I do. I never go anywhere to sing that people don't say, "do some Patsy now".

We do not have anything to do with the fan clubs or the museum. It is a small mind that would hate one club so much as to judge an entire city and state and country on that dozen or so people. You can't blame everyone because of a select few. We want the museum, too. Maybe even more than you do. I do not see, however, how you can build such a museum and not expect tourists. Don't you WANT people to walk down the street and go into the museum? You are so full of resentment that you forget that we all benefit. You, tourists, fans, and God forbid the city may get some of their money back and there are costs to the city that you don't see. Such as street maintenence, street lights, moving everything to make room for it and a parking lot.

Bernard sees what he wants to see and asks the wrong people. He expects miracles and tells you what he wants to. There are millions and millions of Patsy Fans here. Everyone loves her. The ones who may have had a problem in the past are dead. Let it go. Go one and all get on the same side and stop worrying if Winchester makes out. So far it looks like it will cost the city more. How can you have a museum if you don't want publicity and tourists. Sheesh.

Linda Cunningham <>
Romney, VA USA - Monday, July 17, 2006 at 19:38:31 (CEST)
Per wrote:

"It still feels a little strange that the first website about Patsy was made by a Swede... But at the same time it is a good feeling... :-)"

It may feel strange, but it proves that Patsy's music and talent is recognised and appreciated around the world for what is it, sheer perfection and entrancing no matter how often one hears it. There is so much life in those recordings that they are alive every time they are played. And Per has captured that life in his living museum to Patsy. Museum is the wrong word, museums are for things from the past that are no longer with us. Patsy is still with us, so museum is definately wrong. It is a great place to visit what ever it is called. Thank you Per.

"But that is water under the bridge, and you certainly have woken up now, over there... Even Patsy's home town has woken up, to some degree. But how do the people in Patsy's home town look upon the world around them? Are we still there? Do we still matter?"

Sadly I believe that the world doesn't matter to those in Winchester who have taken control of the museum project. They want a Winchester based project for the benefit of Winchester. So much so that before they were told to change it the plan was going to all but ignore the career and life of Patsy in the world outside Winchester.

They didn't wake up, they were kicked out of bed and doused in cold water when the fans decided enough was enough, or rather nothing was too little, and did something to make people in Winchester wake up. Trouble was the fans woke up the wrong people who soon turned on them and told them they were no longer needed.

Yes the fans are still there, yes the fans do matter, and fans matter to us, the people who are true admirers of Patsy Cline. We probably do not matter to those running the museum project, we do not matter as it is no longer being created for us or for Patsy. No... it is being created for Winchester and the tourists who will be in Winchester with their dollars, one more stop on the walking tour, one more stop on the bus tours of Shenandoah Valley towns. As time goes by it will need to change to keep being attractive to tourists, and very likely the Patsy theme and story will be adapted to make it more tourist friendly.

We are so lucky that Per's love of Patsy extends to all who love or admire her, and that Per's generousity has created a genuine tribute to Patsy for us all to enjoy and benefit from.

If the people in Winchester, who took it on themselves to create this "museum", really did care for Patsy, then driven by that love and admiration and supported by fans from around the world, they would have created within months a place that would have cherished, respected and protected the memory of Patsy Cline.

Bernard Green

Bernard Green <>
Sharn Nook, UK - Monday, July 17, 2006 at 11:58:28 (CEST)
Hi Per!!
Congrats on a decade of one helluva site! I am remiss, as I didn't know it was such a special anniversary myself. You've done a beautiful job, and yes, I agree with you, I wish things could be different. That wonderful world that you speak of is out of reach without honesty, communication, and trust. The loss of that, and continuing lack of that is a heartbreak for Patsy and us all.

Congrats, and let's hold our hope that no matter what, these online museums and tributes will live on for all of us.

Thanks Per

Theresa Shalaby <>
Thompson's Stn, TN USA - Monday, July 17, 2006 at 01:30:52 (CEST)
What can I say, Patsy Cline is great, I have loved country and western since I was a baby, I could spell DIVORCE at 2 thanks to Dolly Parton, who was my favourite, then it was her and Tammy Wynette, then one day I was at my friend's house, who enjoys the same music as me, and she said "do you like Patsy Cline", I was like never heard her. Then, as soon as she come on, her voice spoke to me and her songs meant so much, and ever since I do my housecleaning with her singing away.
Aaron Turner <>
Chaham, KT United Kingdom - Monday, July 17, 2006 at 00:55:51 (CEST)
Per, many congratulations on 10 years in cyberspace! You've done a great job hosting this site and keeping things current and up to date.

Jimmy Walker <>
Sunday, July 16, 2006 at 17:44:16 (CEST)
I want to thank Mark Willix, Jared Vaughn, Shane Collins, Bill Cox, Bernard Green, Robyn Jones and Sean Sako for your kind words about the site in connection with the 10 year anniversary! Thanks, guys!

It still feels a little strange that the first website about Patsy was made by a Swede... But at the same time it is a good feeling... :-) But that is water under the bridge, and you certainly have woken up now, over there... Even Patsy's home town has woken up, to some degree. But how do the people in Patsy's home town look upon the world around them? Are we still there? Do we still matter?

I am very disappointed about the cold atmosphere that has been prevailing since late November. Our love for Patsy Cline is supposed to be a good thing. My wish is that we could go back to the warm atmosphere that was present before. And in the best of worlds, a world filled with trust, honesty and good will, that would probably happen. Too bad that we don't live in the best of worlds...

Per Jonsson <>
Örnsköldsvik, Sweden - Saturday, July 15, 2006 at 14:09:56 (CEST)

Both "I Fall To Pieces" and "San Antonio Rose" on the "Sweet Dreams Still" DVD are from Patsy's final television appearance on February 26, 1963 (one week to the day before the crash).

Bill Cox <>
Knoxville, TN USA - Thursday, July 13, 2006 at 19:19:21 (CEST)
Hi Per, have a question from a fan.

The newest DVD release for Ms Patsy Cline (The Anthology) states that it includes her last televised appearance. Does anyone know which song it is?

God Bless, John

John T Smith Jr <>
Waynesboro, VA USA - Thursday, July 13, 2006 at 01:38:51 (CEST)
I want to know, did Patsy Cline and Loretta Lynn really know each other? Also, how old was Patsy Cline when she died, and where are her kids today?
Doris Jefferies <>
Culver, USA - Wednesday, July 12, 2006 at 18:11:21 (CEST)
Comment: Yes, Patsy and Loretta knew each other. Patsy was 30 years old when she died. Her kids are in Nashville, but they are not kids anymore... :-) /Per
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