Country Music Legend Patsy Cline Had A Short But Meaningful Life
A Musical Prodigy
When Patsy was 8-years-old she taught herself how to play piano, according to Biography. At the age of 13, Patsy suffered from a throat infection that required serious medical attention. U Discover Music writes that it was this injury that brought out Patsy’s “booming” voice.
When she was 14, she decided to audition for a local radio station. She convinced disc jockey Jim McCoy of WINC radio to let her perform live. The Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum notes that Patsy also appeared in talent contests and a cabaret nightclub simultaneous to performing on the radio.