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New ‘Patsy Cline: American Masters’ Documentary to Highlight Life of Country Legend

“It’s been such a privilege to tell the story of Patsy Cline. For me, her story exceeds her musical accomplishments," said Emmy-nominated director and producer Barbara J. Hall.

Written by Kelly Brickey
New ‘Patsy Cline: American Masters’ Documentary to Highlight Life of Country Legend
Patsy Cline; Publicity Photo

Patsy Cline is one of the most well-known country singers throughout the entirety of the format, and she’s being honored for her successful life in the new documentary, Patsy Cline: American Masters.

The PBS television special will focus on the heart-tugging journey of Cline reaching her way to the top of the country music scene. Facing adversity and fighting the woes of being a woman in the industry, Cline beat out all the odds to make a name for herself before her premature death at the age of 30.

“It’s been such a privilege to tell the story of Patsy Cline. For me, her story exceeds her musical accomplishments. She is in a rare class of women who simply set out to achieve their dreams and through those efforts left an indelible mark,” said Emmy-nominated director and producer Barbara J. Hall.

Several of today’s most popular country stars, including LeAnn Rimes, Reba McEntire, Kacey Musgraves, Mickey Guyton, Bill Anderson and Rhiannon Giddens, will be featured in the TV film to talk about Cline’s impact on country music and the legacy she left behind.

The documentary will also show never-before-seen performances and rare footage captured at her estate for fans to get the authentic picture of what the country icon’s life was really like behind the scenes.

Patsy Cline: American Masters is set to air on PBS, with time and date depending on the local listings.