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Patsy Cline: Crazy for Loving You Hall of Fame Exhibit to Open in August

Patsy Cline
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The legendary Patsy Cline is the subject of an upcoming exhibit at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum in Nashville. Patsy Cline: Crazy for Loving You will open in the museum’s East Gallery on Aug. 24, signing rent for a ten-month run.

Cline made an indelible impression on country music history in an eight-year career that was cut tragically short by her death in a plane crash in 1963. Her legacy includes timeless recordings like ‘Walkin’ After Midnight,’ ‘Crazy,’ ‘I Fall to Pieces’ and ‘She’s Got You.’

According to the Boot, the new exhibit will kick off its opening weekend with a panel discussion on Aug. 25 featuring Cline’s husband Charlie Dick and daughter, Julie Fudge, joined by Country Music Hall of Famer Harold Bradley, George Hamilton IV and Jan Howard. That same day, the museum will host a concert featuring Bradley, singer-songwriter Jessi Alexander, ‘Always . . . Patsy Cline’ star Mandy Barnett, Emily West and Striking Matches. The following day, the museum will screen the documentary ‘Patsy Cline: Sweet Dreams Still.’ The panel discussion and concert are included with museum admission and free for members. Admission requires a program pass since seating is limited.

The museum’s Country Music Foundation Press will publish a companion book named for the exhibit to coincide with its opening, featuring a foreword by Rosanne Cash.

Items displayed to be displayed include Cline’s handwritten notes, personal items and costumes. The centerpiece of the exhibit is a film in which Hall of Fame members Harold Bradley, the Jordanaires’ Ray Walker, Brenda Lee and Willie Nelson share their recollections of knowing and working with the legendary singer.

Country Music Hall of Fame’s Patsy Cline: Crazy for Loving You exhibit is slated to run through June 10, 2013.

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