Patsy Cline was born Virginia Patterson Hensley on September 8, 1932, in Winchester, Virginia.
Cline began her singing career in a church choir, but at the age of thirteen she had a serious throat infection from which she strongly recovered. Because of that, and her great determination, the singing career was beginning. She started off in local radio shows, and by singing at dances, and by having the luck to meet the right people, she managed to get a recording contract with Four Star Records in 1954.
On June 14, 1961, Patsy and her brother Sam were involved in a head-on car collision which sent Patsy through the windshield and nearly killed her, but she miracously suvived. She got a visible scar on her forehead, and because of that she wore wigs that covered the scar, at her public performances after the accident.
She died in a plane crash on 5 March 1963, leaving behind her a string of great records. Her greatest and most famous records were recorded for Decca after the car-accident.