Lead: Patsy Cline became a cultural legend when country music was ghettoized, when only rarely did a country song cross over to the pop charts, and when female country singers were second class citizens. She broke down all the walls.

Intro.: A Moment in Time with Dan Roberts.

Content: Virginia Patterson Hensley was born the oldest of three children in Winchester, Virginia in 1932. Her daddy was a blacksmith and her mother was a seamstress. It was the Depression and they were very poor and had to move around for work. Until she was 20, she was known as “Ginny” when, at the suggestion of her manager, she changed her stage name to Patsy.

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