Editor’s note: Saturday (Sept. 8) marks the 80th anniversary of Patsy Cline’s birth.
Cline is a country music legend. That much is clear as soon as visitors hear a one-track recording of her magnificent
voice on “Leavin’ on Your Mind,” which occasionally floats over a new exhibit at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum
Patsy Cline: Crazy for Loving You portrays the singer as an honest, hard-working mother who worried
about her family, phone bills and car repairs. Oh, and she also had a keen eye for designing her own stage wear and a really
cool collection of salt-and-pepper shakers.
Cline’s husband and daughter worked closely with the Hall of Fame on the
exhibit, which runs through June 2013. Perhaps the most revealing artifacts are from Cline’s own hand.
“We are displaying
some of Patsy’s beautifully handwritten notes and letters, in which