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Feb 7

Country Music Hall of Fame to Honor 50th Anniversary of Patsy Cline’s Passing

Patsy Cline

Patsy Cline

The Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum will honor the lives of Patsy Cline, Cowboy Copas, Hawkshaw Hawkins, Randy Hughes and Jack Anglin with a special panel discussion, Forever with Us: The 50th Anniversary of a Country Music Tragedy on Saturday, March 2. Hosted by Eddie Stubbs, the panel will feature Charlie Dick, Kathy Hughes, Jean Shepard and Bobby Wright.

On March 5, 1963, Patsy Cline, Cowboy Copas and Hawkshaw Hawkins and their pilot, musician and artist manager Randy Hughes, died when their plane crashed in Camden, Tennessee. Two days later on March 7, Jack Anglin of Johnnie & Jack died in a car wreck on the day of the memorial service for his friends lost in the plane crash.

Eddie Stubbs will speak with Patsy’s widower, Charlie Dick; Cowboy Copas’ daughter & Randy Hughes’ widow, Kathy Hughes; Hawkshaw Hawkins’ widow, Jean Shepard; and Bobby Wright, son of Jack Anglin’s longtime partner, Johnnie Wright, about their memories of the tragic event as well as memories of their lost loved ones.

The program will take place in the museum’s Ford Theater and is included with museum admission and free to museum members. Seating for the program is limited, and program passes are required for admittance. The program will also be streamed live at countrymusichalloffame.org.

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