Patsy Cline was a singer whose biggest hits—"Walkin' After Midnight," "I Fall to
Pieces," and "Crazy"—embody the so-called Nashville Sound, a synthesis of country and
popular music. Born Virginia Patterson Hensley in Winchester, Cline began singing professionally to help support
her family. She rose to national fame in 1957 after winning a talent competition on a
television variety show by singing "Walkin' After Midnight." She joined the Grand Ole
Opry as a regular cast . . .
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