Me & Patsy, kickin' up dust : my friendship with Patsy Cline

by Lynn, Loretta,

Format: Print Book 2020
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Loretta Lynn and the late Patsy Cline are legends--country icons and sisters of the heart. For the first time ever Loretta tells their story: a celebration of their music and their relationship up until Patsy's tragic and untimely death.

Full of laughter and tears, this eye-opening, heartwarming memoir paints a picture of two stubborn, spirited country gals who'd be damned if they'd let men or convention tell them how to be. Set in the heady streets of the 1960s South, this nostalgia ride shows how Nashville blossomed into the city of music it is today. Tender and fierce, Me & Patsy Kickin' Up Dust is an up-close-and-personal portrait of a friendship that defined a generation and changed country music indelibly--and a meditation on love, loss and legacy.

Writing my feelings
Sitting up with the dead
That girl's gonna be somebody
A couple of good breaks out west
Nashville boys
Jumping right in
That's show business
Officially a country music songwriter
The accident
Here you are!
Destined to be a star
They work for you
The Cline's doin' just fine
Hello, little gal
The henhouse brigade and a mini-breakdown
Leave it to the professional
It was just a razor
Like a sister
Stickin' it to the haters
Carnegie Hall
Dirty old men
Bad detectives
Man of the house
Working moms
Dream home
Nice things
Happy thirtieth birthday
The Cadillac bitches
Member of the Grand Ole Opry
Driving lessons
Turning up the heat
Vegas headliner
Happy anniversary to me
Finally, a day off
The last recording session
Last day together
The day Patsy died
March chills
Twins in the family
Writing my way through
Girls with guts
Breaking up with the Wilburn brothers
If you want to keep your teeth
I remember Patsy
Coal Miner's Daughter, the movie
Losing Doo

Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Lynn's countless fans will be delighted to find that she writes the way she talks in this memoir about her all-too-brief friendship with Patsy Cline, who died at age 30 in a 1963 plane crash. When they first met in 1957, there was an instant connection when Cline took newcomer Lynn under her wing. They were as close as sisters, perhaps even closer. When Cline and her brother were involved in a serious car accident in 1961, Lynn comforted Cline as she expressed fears that her career was over ("She said her face was busted up so bad, there was no tellin' how long it'd take to recover"). With the help of her coauthor daughter, Lynn also writes about her turbulent relationship with her husband, Doolittle "Doo" Lynn, notorious for his roving eye. She leaves little doubt about her feelings as she recounts dumping a bowl of beans on Doo's head when he forgot their fifteenth anniversary and challenging the sexism of men running the country music business. As she writes, "I'm sweet until you give me reason not to be." Lynn's fans will absolutely adore this as much for her typical no-holds-barred style as for her country warmth and the loving description of a deeply missed friendship.HIGH-DEMAND BACKSTORY: Fans will pounce on beloved country superstar Lynn's memoir about her bond with sister icon Patsy Cline.WOMEN IN FOCUS"
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Publisher's Weekly Review: "A crackling good storyteller, Grammy Award--winning songwriter and singer Lynn reminisces on her friendship with country music legend Patsy Cline (1932--1963) in this humorous and loving memoir. Holding nothing back, Lynn (Loretta Lynn: Coal Miner's Daughter) shares stories of Cline's generosity--she sewed curtains for Lynn's first house--and her fierce way of speaking her mind. By the time the two met in 1961, Cline was already a star, while Lynn's career was just beginning. When Lynn signed with Decca Records that year, she felt like just one of many singers trying to make it in country music, and it never crossed her mind that she could become famous. After she learned that Cline was nearly killed in a car accident, Lynn performed at the Grand Ole Opry and sang a song Cline had just released titled "I Fall to Pieces." When Cline heard Lynn on the radio, she sent for Lynn, and they soon discovered how much they had in common: they were the same age, they both grew up poor, and both had to grow up too fast. Over the course of their friendship, Cline taught Lynn how to handle grabby men like bluegrass musician Bill Monroe, as well as how to take control of her own business affairs, how to drive, and, ultimately, how to stand up for herself. Recalling Cline's death in a 1963 plane crash, Lynn writes, "Reliving all the times Patsy and I had together for this book has been good, but it's also reopened that feeling of empty sadness." As in her songwriting, Lynn imbues her tribute with honesty and tenderness. (Apr.)"
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Additional Information
Subjects Lynn, Loretta.
Cline, Patsy, -- 1932-1963.
Women musicians -- Biography.
Country musicians -- Biography.
Women country musicians -- Biography.
Country music -- History.
Women singers -- Biography.
Publisher New York, NY :2020
Edition First edition.
Other Titles Me and Patsy, kicking up dust
Contributors Russell, Patsy Lynn, author.
Parton, Dolly, writer of foreword.
Language English
Notes Includes index.
Description xiii, 222 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 22 cm
ISBN 9781538701669
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