Patsy Montana : the cowboy's sweetheart
|Format:||Print Book 2002|
|Availability:||Available at 1 Library 1 of 1 copy|
Born Ruby Rebecca Blevins in a log cabin nestled among the Arkansas Ozarks in 1908, Patsy Montana began her musical career performing in the 1920s with the California-based Montana Cowgirls trio. She went solo and in 1936 became the first female country and western singer to sell one million records with her self-penned ""I Want to Be a Cowboy's Sweetheart."" Her career spanned eight decades, and in 1996 (also the year of her death) she was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame. Here is the story of a tiny, blue-eyed woman who had a pioneering spirit and a big voice. Patsy Montana describes in her own words and in vivid detail her life, career, and success at a time in music history when women did not cut gold records, gold records were not even given, and Billboard did not even have a chart for western music.
Country musicians -- Biography.
Women country musicians -- Biography.
|Publisher|| Jefferson, N.C. :McFarland & Co.,2002
viii, 296 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Includes discography (pages 267-271) and index.
"Published compositions": pages 272-276.
|ISBN||0786410809 (softcover : alk. paper)