News from 2001

December 2001: Guitar player Grady Martin passed away on December 3rd. Grady was a primary member of the Nashville "A" team of session musicians, and he appeared on nearly all of Patsy's recording sessions. Read this article at Country.com! Info from Bill Cox. Thanks!

October 2001: Information from Jimmy Walker: "I just received a brochure on a new set of videos. These are from the producers of the 'Country Family Reunion' video series. A few weeks ago they set up taping at the Ryman with many of the Opry members and performers. The list includes performances by Mandy Barnett (3 songs), Goldie Hill, Jim Ed Brown, Vince Gill, Tammy Cochran and many more. The great thing about this set is that there is footage from the 60's with performances by Patsy (Leavin' on Your Mind), Jim Reeves, Rod Brassfield. There is 4-5 hours of footage on this alone. I do not know if it is complete songs or broken up, though. The number to call is 1-800-980-8479 or gabrielcommunications.com." Thanks, Jimmy!

October 2001: Read reviews of the show "Always Patsy Cline" here and here! I think it is performed in Hollywood.

September 2001: OT: Read the article about the horrific events that took place in New York City on Sep. 11th, written by Ellis Nassour for the Vicksburg Post. Click here.

September 2001: News from Patsy Cline biographer Ellis Nassour: "We had a big Patsy Cline Birthday Celebration Saturday night at the New York Cowgirl Hall of Fame, where Patsy's citation of membership is hung, and where we have the annual St. Patsy's Day Patsy Sound/Look Alike Contest... We had some free CDs, autographed books and cake to celebrate! And lots of Dr. Pepper and beer!" Thanks, Ellis! Please visit his website, where you can get information about his book, and where you can order an autographed copy! Click here! And to read an interview with Ellis, with questions from Patsy's fans, click here to go to Lisa Flood's "Patsified" site!

September 2001: Read this article about Patsy's husband Charlie Dick in the Winchester Star!

August 2001: There is a site called "Am I Annoying Or Not?", where you may vote if a certain celebrity is annoying or not. Please click here and vote that Patsy is NOT annoying!

August 2001: Patsy Cline collectors, check this out! Two copies of the original "Showcase" album, with the original cover, are now up for auction at eBay! (Aug. 10) This is a must for the serious collector, and it is very hard to find! Don't miss out on the chance to get this rare album! Click here and here to view the items at eBay!

July 2001: A new performer, who does a Patsy Cline tribute show, has been added to the Shows page. Her name is Rossana Holmes.

July 2001: You just gotta love these guys... Sheila Marie and David Douglasson have sent me a package packed with artifacts from the Shenandoah Apple Blossom Festival... Brochures, publications, newspapers, photos, a Patsy Cline miniature car, a three and a half hour video tape showing the Grand Feature Parade, an autographed photo of George Hamilton IV with a dedication to me, and a few other items, as well! Sheila Marie and David, you're somethin' else! Thanks, guys! Sheila Marie performed several times during the festival, and she also rode in the Grand Feature Parade, singing "Sweet Dreams" to the audience! Attagirl! I'm very happy for you!

June 2001: On June 27th this site had its five year anniversary!

May 2001: I have now added sound samples from Sherrill Douglas' CD! Click here to go to her page!

May 2001: Information from Sandy Clark, regarding Sherrill Douglas: "We are now producing a new show, 'The Tribute to Willie Nelson and Patsy Cline'. The first show will be in Nashville at the famous 'Stardust' Theater, Wednesday, June 13 at 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM. This is the night before Fan Fair opens. Sherrill will open the show in natural stage attire and perform as herself. Then Willie (Casey Ferguson) comes on and on his last song, 'Crazy', fog comes on the stage and Sherrill appears as Patsy, out of nowhere, and finishes 'Crazy'. Then Sherrill sings a lot of Patsy and they end with a duet of her and Willie. Casey is the world's best Willie Nelson impersonator. He sounds and looks just like Willie. The theater seats 600+ and it should be a great show." Thanks, Sandy! I have also received a press release about the show. Click here to read it! And Sandy has also sent me three new pictures of Sherrill in her new Patsy Cline cowgirl outfit. There is a link to those pictures on Sherrill's main page.

May 2001: Some time ago I ordered a Patsy Cline portrait from Michaela Olofsson, the artist who made the wonderful "Cats" pictures that I have bragged about before. And now the portrait is finished, and I must say that she has done a wonderful job, as usual! The portrait is based on the cover picture from the "Songwriter's Tribute" album. Click here to look at it! I'm gonna frame it and hang it on the wall! :-) And click here to see the "Cats" pictures that I have purchased from Michaela previously.

May 2001: Read a great article about Patsy in the Winchester Star! Click here. The link came from Linda Cunningham! Thanks!

May 2001: Read about the "Patsy Cline Sing-A-Song Contest" in Winchester! Click here! The link came from Linda Cunningham. Thanks! You can also read Erica Dawn's story about it in the Fan Forum. She was one of the contestants!

May 2001: I am presenting another great female singer, who loves and sings the songs of Patsy Cline: Trina Rae Murphy. She has a truly wonderful voice, and I am sure she is going to make it big in the music business! She has recorded a promotion CD containing ten tracks. Three of them are Patsy Cline songs, and one is a Mandy Barnett song! I have made a special page for her, with information and sound samples from her CD. Click here to go there. Good luck with your career, Trina Rae!

April 2001: Great news from Johnny Franklin: "The New York Times 4/22 edition had GOOD NEWS with the finding of some 4,000 hours of late '50s and early '60s live country recordings, the likes of Patsy Cline, Jim Reeves, Johnny Cash, and many more -- Also recordings from the Don Owens Jamboree and the Jimmy Dean Show." Click here to read the full story! Thanks, Johnny!

April 2001: News from Judy Sue at the Chamber of Commerce in Winchester: "Sweet Dreams and Blossoms are bursting forth with the official Patsy Cline Apple Blossom T-Shirt. White T's with the Patsy box set picture, trimmed in Apple Blossom pink & green. Available in S, M, L & XL. These t-shirts are collectable, and there is a limited supply! Cost is $20 US, including S&H. To order, contact me at the Chamber of Commerce, 1-800-662-1360. E-mail: cvb@winchesterva.org. Checks can be mailed to the Winchester/Frederick Co. Chamber of Commerce: 1360 S Pleasant Valley Rd, Winchester, VA 22601. Please make checks payable to Always Patsy Cline. All proceeds will go to Patsy Museum effort per fan club management. The program book is available from www.sabf.org. It is $8.00 including P/H." Thanks, Judy Sue!

April 2001: News from Phil Hunter in Winchester: "The regional paper, Northern Virginia Daily (NVD), reported on Sat. April, 14th, that Charlie Dick and Julie Dick Fudge and family, will attend festival events and ride in a car in the Grand Feature Parade on Sat. May 5th." Thanks, Phil! And speaking of Winchester; Fan club secretary, Vyvyenne Jenkins, sent a link to this article, about the relationship between Patsy and her hometown... Thanks, Vyvyenne!

April 2001: The group from Actors Guild in Parkersburg is on the road (in Ohio) with "Always... Patsy Cline", produced by Sunny Productions. Click here for some information. This comes from Jim "Sunny" Sundquist. Thanks!

April 2001: I have made two new pages, containing all known Patsy Cline songs that have been released on vinyl or CD, in all known versions. The songs are divided into two pages due to the amount of data, and the songs are presented in alphabetical order. There are links to all records (that I have information about at the site), containing that particular song or version. The purpose for these pages is to make it easy to find a certain song or version of a song, and to make fans aware of the fact that there are different versions of some songs. Even though I have used my favorite text editor, and also utilities like "grep" to find all occurances of each song in the various files, it has taken me many hours of manual work to compile this information... Click here to go to the first of the two pages!

April 2001: Read an interesting article about C.J. Harding, who performs as Patsy in her own tribute show. Click here. The link came from Jimmy Walker. Thanks!

April 2001: In case you are interested in getting original Patsy Cline LPs and singles on Decca and Vocalion, I can recommend Vinyl Vendors and Buckaroo Records! Both are delivering all over the world, and I have purchased records from both, and I am very happy with them! At this time (April 1st) Vinyl Vendors have 34 Patsy Cline items listed, among them "That's How A Heartache Begins" on Decca, and "Here's Patsy Cline" on Vocalion. If you, for example, want to get the "non-harmony" versions of "Crazy dreams", "Yes, I understand" and "How can I face tomorrow", then those two LPs are it! "Here's Patsy Cline" has been reissued on CD by MCA, but as far as I can remember, "That's How A Heartache Begins" has not been issued since it was originally released by Decca in 1964.

March 2001: Information from Phil Hunter: "Any Patsy fan interested in ordering the Patsy minature collector cars, mentioned in the previous entry, should email inquiries to Richard Swartz. Museum fund gets $2.00 for each car he sells." Thanks, Phil!

March 2001: Two new Patsy related articles in the Winchester Star: One about George Hamilton IV and one about miniature cars. The links came from Phil Hunter. Thanks!

March 2001: Information from Loretta Lynn's official website: "The Grand Opening of Loretta Lynn's Coal Miner's Daughter Museum. After years in the planning, the dream has come true! Official Grand Opening Saturday May 26 at 1:00 pm. Loretta is to perform at 8:00 pm that evening. For concert tickets, call 931-296-7700." It doesn't say where this takes place, but after checking Loretta's schedule, it is apparent that all this happens at the Loretta Lynn Ranch in Hurricane Mills, TN.

March 2001: Read the interview with Patsy Cline biographer Ellis Nassour at Patsified!, courtesy of The Homesick Texan.

March 2001: Cindy Hazen and Mike Freeman will speak at the Shenandoah Apple Blossom festival. Click here to read an article about it in the Winchester Star. The link came from Phil Hunter in Winchester. Thanks, Phil!

March 2001: Info from Marti Bell in Camden, TN, via Jimmy Walker: There will be a new museum in Camden, and one room will be dedicated to music, and the main focal point of the room will be the crash site. The date of the museum's dedication is May 5th. It will be a day of festivities and celebrations. Lonzo of "Lonzo and Oscar" will be there to help with the dedication. There will also be a talent search. If you have any Patsy Cline material that you are willing to loan to the museum, or if you have questions, please contact Marti at reidbell@aeneas.net! You can also visit her husband's website, Morning Coffee Break. Thanks, guys!

March 2001: I have now added the sound samples on Sheila Marie's page!

March 2001: Sheila Marie is a great singer, who does a wonderful tribute to Patsy, by singing several of Patsy's songs in a show that lasts about an hour and a half. Click here to read more about Sheila Marie! I will also add a few sound samples on her page soon!

March 2001: It's "Patsy Cline Month" at Countrypolitan.com!

March 2001: Click here to read the press release about the new exhibit of Patsy's letters in Memphis. And click here to read an article about this year's Shenandoah Apple Blossom Festival. The links came from Jimmy Walker. Thanks!

February 2001: Information from Ellis Nassour: "New York's 11th annual St. Patsy's Day event (Patsy Cline Look-A-Like Contest) on Saturday, March 17, St. Patrick's Day, will be held at the Cowgirl Hall of Fame barbeque restaurant in Greenwich Village. Prizes include jewelry, a tiara, CDs from MCA Records, the Patsy biography 'Honky Tonk Angel' from St. Martin's Press, flowers, show tickets and free dinners." Also, there are now (Feb. 27th) only 15 pairs of the silver boot earrings left!

February 2001: Amazon.com has the following item listed as "New & Coming soon" on DVD: "Legends of Country: Loretta Lynn - You're Looking At Country / Patsy Cline - The Real Patsy Cline". That could be a nice item to have. Since the DVD probably is coded as Region 1, I don't have much use for it myself, but you folks in the states can enjoy it! The VHS (NTSC) version of "The Real Patsy Cline" is still in stock at Amazon, while "Remembering Patsy" is listed as "out of stock", and I don't know if it will come in stock again.

February 2001: "I fall to pieces" has been added to the Grammy Hall of Fame! Click here to read the full story on Yahoo News! The link comes from Bill Cox. Thanks!

February 2001: Patsy's old home at 608 S. Kent Street in Winchester is up for rent! Click here to read the full story on Yahoo News! The link comes from Bill Cox's Patsy Cline mailing list. There is also an article about this in the Winchester Star. Click here to read it! This link comes from Jimmy Walker. Thanks, guys!

January 2001: The Patsy Cline exhibit at the Country Music Hall of Fame, showing the Treva Miller letters, will reopen on March 5 in Memphis, TN, and will stay there for one year. The exhibit will be held in the Rock and Soul Museum, which opened last spring. This info came from Mike Freeman via Jimmy Walker. Thanks!


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