Some of Patsy Cline's greatest hits include "I Fall to Pieces," "Walkin' After Midnight," "Crazy" and "She's Got You." She also scored a posthumous hit with "Sweet Dreams."Continue Reading
Cline began her career singing with bandleaders such as Bill Peer. She signed her first recording contract in 1954, but failed to achieve success. She launched her stardom status by singing "Walkin' After Midnight" on a television talent show, "Arthur Godfrey's Talent Scouts," in 1957. She won the competition and her recording of the song was subsequently released, climbing both the country and pop charts.
Her career hit a lull after the success of "Walkin' After Midnight," but she experienced an upswing after signing a new recording contract in 1960. She was able to select her own songs, allowing her to became a true crossover artist. "I Fall to Pieces" topped the country charts and reached the top 20 in the pop charts, and then followed up her success with "Crazy." "She's Got You" became a number one single on the country charts. At the height of her success, she worked with artists such as Johnny Cash, George Jones and June Carter. She also supported emerging artists such as Loretta Lynn.
Unfortunately, Cline's career was cut short when she passed away in a plane crash on March 5, 1963. "Sweet Dreams" was released afterwards, keeping up her hit-maker status after her death.Learn more about Art & Literature