News from 2003
November 2003: Information from Bill Cox:
"Boston's NPR station, WBUR-FM, hosted a 1-hr. 'Remembering Patsy Cline' tribute Thursday
evening as part of their 'On Point' series. k.d. lang was the lone guest. For more details,
and to listen to the complete show, click
November 2003: Country Music Hall of Famer Don Gibson, a hit
artist and songwriter who penned classics "Sweet Dreams", "I Can't Stop Loving You" and "Oh
Lonesome Me", died on the 17th of natural causes at Baptist Hospital in Nashville. He was 75.
Click here to
read the article in The Tennessean.
October 2003: The site has moved to a new server that we
have set up at work, running Mandrake Linux v9.2 and Apache Webserver v2.0.
Please e-mail if
you encounter any sort of problems. Known problems that you don't have to report are that
the webcounter doesn't work and that the link block at the bottom of the page may be missing
on quite a few pages. This will be corrected in the near future.
October 2003: Information from Sophie DeLaCour:
Dear Patsy Cline Fan, Christie's New York is having an auction that will include 16 lots of
clothing owned and worn by PATSY CLINE, consigned by The Estate Hilda Hensley, her mother.
Auction Name: Entertainment Memorabilia (Sale #1307)
Auction Date: Tuesday, November 18, 2003 at 10am
Place: Christie's New York
To view Lots 70-85 (the Cline ones), please go to www.christies.com and
manuever around until you find SALE NUMBER 1307 -- ENTERTAINMENT MEMORABILIA -- NOVEMBER 18.
(Our site is somewhat hard to navigate - please call us directly should you have questions.)
Thank you for your interest and we look forward to your participation,
October 2003: "A Closer Walk With Patsy Cline" will be
performed in Scottsburg, Indiana on October 10 and 12. Click
September 2003: The show "A Closer Walk With Patsy Cline" will
open Sep. 17th at The Barn Dinner Theatre in Greensboro, NC, and will run through Nov. 23rd.
Starring as Patsy are Jodi Bennett and Lisa Dames. Click here to
go to their homepage!
September 2003: Article in Winchester Star: "Event Honors
Cline's Legacy". Click
August 2003: Patsy Cline Route 11 Chips Tins for Sale!
August 2003: You can buy a copy of the "Remembering
Patsy Cline" CD autographed by Patsy's husband Charlie Dick
August 2003: There is an article about the Labor Day
activities in The Winchester Star. Click
August 2003: From Yahoo! News:
"Patsy Cline's Hits Being Re-Mastered - Tue Aug 12,11:23 AM ET
LOS ANGELES - The best-selling album in country music history, 'Patsy Cline's
Greatest Hits', is being digitally re-mastered and re-released. The album will
hit stores with a new booklet Sept. 9, the same day a Patsy Cline tribute album
is due out. 'Remembering Patsy Cline' duplicates the 12-tracks on greatest hits
with performances by contemporary stars Norah Jones, Michelle Branch, Amy Grant,
Martina McBride, k.d. lang, Lee Ann Womack, Terri Clark, Natalie Cole and others.
As of Aug. 2, 'Patsy Cline's Greatest Hits' has spent a total of 790 non-consecutive
weeks on Billboard's country charts. When the Top Country Catalog Albums chart
debuted in 1988, the album was at the top, and remained there longer than any release
on any chart in history. She never toured to support the album. It was released four
years after a fatal plane crash in 1963."
Visit the site about the forthcoming "Remembering Patsy Cline" CD! You may listen
to sound samples there! Click on the banner below!
"Remembering Patsy Cline" track list:
- I Fall To Pieces - Natalie Cole
- Why Can't He Be You - Norah Jones
- Back In Baby's Arms - Amy Grant
- Crazy - Diana Krall
- Strange - Michelle Branch
- She's Got You - Lee Ann Womack
- Leavin' On Your Mind - k.d. lang
- Walkin' After Midnight - Terri Clark
- You're Stronger Than Me - Rebecca Lynn Howard
- Faded Love - Patty Griffin
- So Wrong - Jessi Alexander
- Sweet Dreams (of You) - Martina McBride with Take 6
July 2003: The Norwegian country singer
Anne Kristin, which I mentioned
in an entry here in October 2002, debuted on the independent country chart in the states at #22
(and the highest place in Europe is also #22), with her tribute song "I Remember Patsy".
Furthermore, the song was played at the memorial service in Camden, TN on Feb. 28, 2003.
You can listen to the song at her homepage.
Just click on the Audio link when you get there.
July 2003: Information from Bill Cox:
"Imperial Palace unveils 'Legends Pit' - The Imperial Palace unveiled its Legends Pit at the
casino in Las Vegas Friday. The casino is known for its celebrity tribute show, 'Legends in
Concert'. The lineup of celebrity-impersonator blackjack 'dealertainers' includes Elvis,
Liberace, Buddy Holly, The Blues Brothers, Madonna, Patsy Cline, Marilyn Monroe, Barbra
Streisand, Rod Stewart, Elton John and Ray Charles." Click
June 2003: NEWS RELEASE:
The International Guild of Celebrity Impersonators and Tribute
Artists Inc. awarded a "Cloney Award" for the Best Female Musical Star Impersonation at their
Convention held in Las Vegas from June 1-4, 2003 to Rossana Holmes. This is a great honor for
Rossana Holmes, a Burlington, Ontario resident, to win this coveted award, but also for Canada.
Rossana Holmes performs in the show "Memories of Patsy", which recently appeared at the Hamilton
Place Studio Theatre and The Old Roxy Theatre in Mount Forest under the name "Forever Patsy".
As 2003 is the 40th year of the anniversary of the death of Patsy Cline, the show was changed to
the new name, to reflect this anniversary. Rossana is also an established entertainer in her own
right, singing all the hits of the divas, from Streisand to Whitney to Bonnie Tyler. For more
information about Rossana, click here!
June 2003: Mario Munoz has heard from Nashville,
that the long awaited tribute CD "Remembering Patsy" (read more below), will be
released in September, on or near Patsy's birthday. Let us hope that it is true!
March 2003: Read this fine article,
"40 years later, small exhibit marks Patsy Cline's death in plane crash".
Also, please visit Bill Cox' site for more articles covering the 40th anniversary
of the plane crash on March 5, 1963, which took the lives of Patsy Cline, Cowboy
Copas, Hawkshaw Hawkins and Randy Hughes. Click
February 2003: MCA has delayed the tribute CD
"Remembering Patsy" until this fall, or even later. No special reason has been
expressed, but a likely reason is new management at MCA. The CD is said to be
featuring Martina McBride, Lee Ann Womack, Norah Jones, Natalie Cole, k.d. lang
and others, all singing Patsy Cline songs. See the entry from October 2002 for
more info about the songs.
January 2003: Message from Terry Hudson in Camden, TN:
"My name is Terry Hudson and I am the chairman of the 40th anniversary
tribute to the memory of Miss Patsy Cline, Hawkshaw Hawkins and Cowboy
Copas. March 5, 2003 will be the 40th anniversary of that tragic event and
the city of Camden and the county of Benton wants to pay tribute to these
great artists with a memorial service and other events. There will be a
candlelight memorial service at the Camden City Park on February 28th at
6pm. On Saturday March 1st there will be a shuttle bus available to take
folks to the actual crash site just outside of Camden, where they may
leave a memorial if they wish. Also we are asking anyone with Patsy Cline,
Hawkshaw Hawkins or Cowboy Copas memorabilia to set up exhibits for the
public to view all day long on Sat. March 1st. Saturday evening there
will be a tribute performance from Miss Lisa Layne, one of the top Patsy
Cline performers in the world. Any money raised during this event will go
toward preserving the integrity of the actual crash site. Then on March
5th there will be a more private memorial service taking place at the
location of this terrible accident."
January 2003: Patsy Cline biographer Ellis Nassour
has launched a new, completely rebuilt website! The site promotes the latest
issue of his best-selling biography "Honky Tonk Angel", commemorating the 40th
anniversary of Patsy's untimely passing. But the site contains so much more
than that! Visit the new site by clicking here!