330. Patsy Cline

When this website was first thought up, we really didn’t pay attention to Country music and we were a little surprised to see that Hank Williams was one of the early inductees. Upon more research and reflection, Williams’ induction made more sense to us. We wonder how many people think that Patsy Cline should be inducted along side him.   With a crooning voice that may have been as Country as they come, Cline’s recordings have that rare timeless appeal that few artists of the early 60’s (or any era can match). With an ability to sound delicate and powerful at the same time she was able to reach Pop success without sacrificing her Traditional Country sound. The Rock and Roll Hall has not had a history of recognizing Traditional Country stars but one with this type of success may be hard to ignore forever.         The Bullet Points:   Eligible Since: 1982   Country of Origin: U.S.A. (Virginia)   Nominated In: Never   Why She Will Get In: She has certainly achieved a legendary status.   Why She Won’t Get In: That legendary status is in the world of Country.   Essential Album: Patsy Cline Showcase (1961)   Our Five Favorite Songs as Chosen by Each Member of the NIHOF Committee: Crazy (From Patsy Cline Showcase, 1961) I Fall to Pieces (From Patsy Cline Showcase, 1961) South of the Border (From Patsy Cline Showcase, 1961) Seven Lonely Days (From Patsy Cline Showcase, 1961) A Poor Man’s Roses (From Patsy Cline Showcase, 1961) {acepolls 263}

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