Patsy Cline was a country music star in the 50s. Her career would hit a lull after she became pregnant with her daughter, before she made a huge comeback in 1961 that would take her to even greater heights.
The anchor of her return to stardom in 1961 was the single “I Fall to Pieces”, and this video is Patsy Cline’s live performance of “I Fall to Pieces” on The Glenn Reeves Show on February 23, 1963, just a week and a half before her untimely death in a highly publicized plane crash.
Patsy Cline’s rich and smooth vocal was on full display here. In the context of her passing at a young age, there is a sense of foreboding and treasure in this live performance that lifts it to extraordinary height. You simply must experience it for yourself.
“I Fall to Pieces” is classified as a country pop ballad. The line between a certain style of country and pop can be thin one, especially in the past. The song would go on to become Patsy Cline’s first number 1 single on the Billboard Country Singles chart.
One music video is nowhere representative of Patsy Cline. If you are not too familiar with this artist, you really must check out her other hits. Watch her music video of “Sweet Dreams” on YouTube and you will agree that she was capable of looking like a modern movie starlet! Her best song in my opinion is “Crazy”, and it’s not just because I’m crazy.
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