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Loretta Lynn Pays Tribute to Late Friend Patsy Cline with Cover of Her Song 'I Fall to Pieces'

Lois Oladejo
Apr 07, 2020
09:30 A.M.

Loretta Lynn sings Patsy Cline's "I Fall to Pieces" in honor of Patsy as she is set to release her new book detailing their friendship over the short period they had together.


The memories that are made with loved ones are hard to forget. No matter the amount of time since their passing, these memories are cherished and often offer comfort to those in need of it.

Loretta Lynn paid tribute to her friend Patsy Cline, by singing the cover of "I Fall to Pieces." The cover is in honor of Patsy as well as to introduce her new book titled "Me and Patsy Kickin' Up Dust."

Singer Loretta Lynn performs onstage at Stubbs on March 17, 2016, in Austin, Texas. | Photo: Getty Images.

Singer Loretta Lynn performs onstage at Stubbs on March 17, 2016, in Austin, Texas. | Photo: Getty Images.

The song, which was Patsy's first No 1 song back in 1961, was released in January of that year, and six months later, the iconic country singer was involved in a ghastly accident that almost took her life.

While she was in the hospital recuperating, Loretta Lynn, who was a newcomer, performed the song on the radio and dedicated it to Patsy.


On hearing the tribute, Patsy invited Loretta to pay her a visit in the hospital, and the two developed an eccentric friendship from there, which did not last long due to the former's death.


Almost 59 years since the song was initially released and sung by Loretta, in dedication to the then hospitalized Patsy, the singer sings it again, and her voice still has the power to convey the profound message of the song.

Loretta has always spoken openly about her friendship with Patsy.


This new cover is to usher in the release of her book "Me and Patsy Kickin' Up Dust," that is set to be released on Tuesday, April 7, 2020.

The book is set to recount their friendship, giving people an insight into the lives of the two women, as they made their way through the world of country singing while leaning on each other.


It seeks to shed more light on the intimate sister-like relationship of the duo, from talks about shaving to advice on spicing up her marriage, Loretta leaves no stone unturned as she discusses this friendship.

With the release date in tow and the release of "I Fall to Pieces," Loretta thinks of her friendship with Patsy saying:

"Really nice, you know? I never had a girlfriend to teach me anything."


The book is co-written by Loretta's daughter Patsy Lynn Russell who was born a year after Patsy Cline died and was named in honor of the late singer.

Patsy Cline died on a rainy day in March 1963 after her helicopter crashed on its way to Nashville, due to terrible weather conditions, killing everyone onboard.

Loretta Lynn happens to be the writer of other books such as "Still Woman Enough," "You're Cookin' It Country," "Loretta Lynn: Coal Miner's Daughter," and "Honky Tonk Girl: My Life in Lyrics," all released over the past 60 years of her career.

While Loretta has always spoken openly about her friendship with Patsy, this is the first time she would write about it.

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