Country singer Patsy Cline died in a plane crash in 1963, but her legend lives on, and she still has droves of die-hard fans nearly 50 years later. Fans regularly drive by the house where she once lived in Winchester, Virginia — but now, the site will be open to more than just a drive-by viewing.
On August 2, the Patsy Cline Historic House will open its doors to her adoring public. Cline, who was born Virginia Patterson Hensley and known as “Ginny” to friends and family, lived at 608 Kent St. from her mid-teens to her mid-20s as she rose to country stardom.
After Cline’s parents divorced, she and her mother and siblings moved into the house in 1948. She would live in the house — which her mother rented at first and later bought — until 1957, aside from the duration of her short-lived marriage to Gerald Cline.
According to The Washington Post, Cline “was living in the tiny two-story frame house when she signed her first
record deal, made her Grand Ole Opry debut, and won ‘Arthur Godfrey’s
Talent Scouts’ television competition.”
The house has been renovated and redecorated to look the way that it did when Cline resided there. At the time, all four family members lived in the one upstairs bedroom. They shared one four-drawer dresser for all of their things.
Will you be stopping by the house to revisit Cline’s past?