- Patsy Cline
- Country music star Patsy Cline was born Virginia Patterson Hensley on September 8, 1932, in Gore, Virginia. She was an entertainer from an early age but nearly lost her voice and her life when complic... Continue Reading »
- International Country Music Hall of Fame / CMA Music Festival
- Rooted in the close relationship many country-music performers develop
with their fans, the multi-day series of concerts, autograph sessions,
and fan club parties now known as the CMA Music Festival... Continue Reading »
- Bettie Page
- Bettie Page has been immortalized in bronze sculpture, song lyrics, paintings, comic books, and enough tattoo ink to flood a swimming pool. As the many tributes testify, the Nashville native reigns as... Continue Reading »
- Minnie Pearl
- Though arguably the most recognizable person in the history of country music, Sarah Ophelia Colley Cannon's name was never a household word. It was her alter ego, Minnie Pearl, with her frilly dr... Continue Reading »
- Porter Wagoner
- Country music icon Porter Wagoner defined the genre’s image during the 1960s and 1970s with his blonde pompadour, dazzling stage wear, and down-home friendly manner. But his stage persona someti... Continue Reading »
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