Washington, D.C.,
Town & Country Jamboree

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Faron Young  was among the first to befriend 
Patsy  and Charlie when they moved 
to Nashville in 1959. Against his 
better judgement, Young hired 
Patsy to open his tours.  That led to 
interesting and hilarious times.



Patsy arrives in Nashvile with husband Gerald Cline...

The Decca sessions 
did not go as planned.

October 1960

A very much pregnant Patsy, arrives in Honolulu with country superstar Ferlin Husky, who with Faron Young and Roger Miller, was one of her "best buddies."

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The U.S.O. tour also starred Jerry Reed.  Patsy visited the Kodak Hula Show and, to everyone's delight, learned to hula.

In November, much against her will, Patsy recorded a song she absolutely hated, "I Fall to Pieces," which Decca producer Owen Bradley, her new manager Randy Hughes and Charlie predicted would be a hit.  Patsy felt she was betraying her country fans by recording what she considered a pop song.  It became a smash in Summer 1961,  nearly six months after its release.

Summer 1962

Tour with George Jones, Don Gibson,
  Leroy Van Dyke,   Hank Cochran on Johnny Cash's
Shower of Stars.

Patsy recorded Gibson's "Sweet Dreams" (which had been a hit for him and Faron Young) February 5, 1963 - a month before she was killed.  It became a hit after
her death and the title of her film biography.

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Patsy and Don Gibson

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PATSY performing in 1961 at Carnegie Hall; On the Opry; A little too sexy to perform on the Opry; Daughter Julie

1956 : Lorton, VA,  New Year's Eve : Patsy with Sonny Hawthorne (second from Right) and His
Blue Rhythm Boys.
At Patsy's immediate Right: soon-to-be second husband Charlie Dick.
Nashville, 1962 Country Music Festival: Patsy (fourth from Right)  received CashBox Magazine's Awards for Most Programmed Album and Most Programmed Country & Western Female.  Also accepting awards are agent Bob Neal (for Loretta Lynn), George Jones, Lester Wilburn/ Wilburn Brothers, Oscar Davis (for Don Gibson) and artists Johnny & Jonie (Mosby).  Left, CashBox executives. wpe13.jpg (276537 bytes)
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