Bringing the two stars’ deep connection to life through a series of illustrations, the clip features a series of quotes from the recently-released book, Me & Patsy Kickin’ Up Dust — which itself explores how their partnership changed country music forever. Lynn famously became friends with her mentor after dedicating a performance of Cline’s “I Fall to Pieces” to her while Cline was in the hospital for a car accident, and their musical sisterhood burned bright until Cline’s untimely death two years later.
“Friendship can help us during difficult times, like what we are all going through now,” Lynn says of the track. “I wanted to share this song and video in honor of Patsy. She was my friend, mentor, my strength, and I miss her to this day.”
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One of the reasons I wrote my new book about my friendship with Patsy Cline is because having a true friend is one of life’s greatest treasures. You know what I mean, that kind of friend that sticks with you through thick and thin. They’re worth more than gold. Who’s your Patsy? I’d love for all my fans to share a picture of you and your “Patsy”.
Saying the coronavirus quarantine is the “damndest thing I’ve ever seen,” the 87-year-old Lynn recorded the track with her daughter Patsy Lynn Russell and John Carter Cash (son of Johnny Cash and June Carter), working out of the Cash Cabin Studio in Hendersonville, Tennessee. It’s the same team that produced Lynn’s Grammy winning Full Circle album in 2016, and her version of “I Fall to Pieces” is out now.