VISUAL ARTS + MUSEUMS
Patsy Cline: Crazy for Loving You
August 24, 2012 - June 10, 2013
The Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum pays tribute to one of country music's most iconic artists, the inimitable Patsy Cline, with Patsy Cline: Crazy for Loving You, a biographical exhibit is open for a 10-month run in the museum's East Gallery through June 10, 2013.
Employing costumes, personal possessions, vintage photographs, correspondence, career-spanning audio and video and more, Patsy Cline: Crazy for Loving You explores the life and impact of this incomparable artist. The exhibition lets Cline tell her story largely in her own words, and its narrative draws extensively from the many letters Cline wrote to her family and her first fan club president, Treva Miller. The correspondence offers a wealth of information about Cline's background, touring and recording activities, and the challenges of balancing life as a performer with her roles as wife and mother.
The centerpiece of the exhibit is a powerful and moving film, created by museum staff, that includes new interviews with four Country Music Hall of Fame members-Harold Bradley, Brenda Lee, Willie Nelson and the Jordanaires' Ray Walker-each of whom knew and worked with Cline; archival performance footage; and audio clips from Owen Bradley's original three-track recordings of some of Patsy's greatest performances. For the first time, the public will be able to hear Cline's spine-tingling vocals, isolated without instrumental accompaniment, on "Crazy," "Sweet Dreams" and other classics.