June 21, 2020
Patsy Cline was viewed as one of the most impressive singers of the twentieth century. Her husband was left behind with their two children after her passing.
In 1963, Cline was killed in a plane crash while returning home from a string of benefit concerts. She was only 30 years of age at the time, as reported by Wide Open Country.
The legendary singer was survived by her husband, Charlie Dick, and their two children — Julie and Randy. Decades after Cline's demise, this is what her two children have been doing.
Julie stays engaged with maintaining the memory of her late mother, particularly in the film portrayals of the acclaimed singer's life. As of late, she filled in as a producer on the Lifetime biopic, "Patsy and Loretta."
The biopic revolved around the friendship between her mother and singer Loretta Lynn. Some portion of the filming occurred at their former home in Nashville, where the family lived during the legendary singer's final year.
Julie was additionally integral to the opening of the Patsy Cline Museum. It was situated on the second floor of the Johnny Cash Museum in Nashville.
In contrast to his sister, Randy wants to remain behind the scenes, so not as much is known about him. Apparently, he got some of Cline's musical genes though.
In his hometown of Nashville, Tennessee, Randy spent time as a drummer for a rock band. In 2012, he attended the opening of the Patsy Cline exhibit at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum.
During the event, he said he was overwhelmed that people are still so invested in the memory of his mom. For him, the museum did a great job exhibiting her life.
PATSY CLINE AS A MOM
In a candid interview with Country Living, Julie opened up about her relationship with Cline, who was one of the primary country music artists to triumphantly crossover into pop music as well.
"She was very much a hands-on mom," Julie said. "She wanted to be there, and even though she loved her work, it was also something that had to be done.
When she was 16, Cline chose to drop out of school to go to work since her family required the money.
Julie added that it was a way for her mom to help support the family and that she truly would prefer to have been at home.
Cline was born Virginia Patterson Hensley in Winchester, Virginia in September 1932. She taught herself how to play the piano at around eight years old. She later found her enthusiasm for singing.
When she was 16, Cline chose to drop out of school to go to work since her family required the money. She was employed at several places.
Cline likewise started her singing career in her extra time. In 1957, her big break came with her spectacular performance of "Walkin' After Midnight" on the "Arthur Godfrey Show."
Four years later, she released a song called "I Fall to Pieces." The song became her second hit. More hits followed, including "Crazy," "Sweet Dreams," and "She's Got You."