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50 Years after the Crash – Remembering Patsy Cline, Cowboy Copas and Hawkshaw Hawkins

The Grand Ole Opry suffered the biggest loss of talent in its 87-year history when a small plane carrying Patsy Cline, Cowboy Copas and Hawkshaw Hawkins, along with Cline’s manager Randy Hughes, crashed on the evening of March 5, 1963, in a heavily wooded area roughly 100 miles west of Nashville. The singers had performed at a benefit on March 3, in Kansas City, Kan., for the family of radio DJ “Cactus” Jack Call, who had died in a car accident a little more than a month earlier. Foggy weather kept them…
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Stars Lining Up to Commemorate 50th Anniversary of Crash That Killed Patsy Cline

Some of Country’s biggest stars are coming out to honor three music icons who help
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Stars Lining Up to Commemorate 50th Anniversary of Crash the Killed Patsy Cline and Others

Some of Country’s biggest stars are coming out to honor three music icons who help
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Patsy Cline’s Lost Christmas Song Lands In Top 20 On European Chart

“Christmas Without You,” a song that
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Grand Ole Opry / Cracker Barrel Collection – Classic Hits

Cracker Barrel has done a great job at helping to preserve the history of the Grand Ole Opry with their new four-CD series, the Grand Ole Opry Classics collection. In this final installment that we look at some of the all-time greats of the radio show performing the songs that might not have brought them all to the dance, but at least kept them there for many years. Leading off the package is Tammy Wynette’s…
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