First Lady Jill Biden To Honor Patsy Cline During ‘Walkin’ After Midnight’ Tribute Concert At Ryman Auditorium

Patsy Cline
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Even the First Lady wants to honor one of the leading ladies of country music.

Despite her career being tragically cut short after passing away in a plane crash in 1962, Patsy Cline remains one of the most influential female artists in country music history.

And a tribute concert next week will feature many of the biggest names in country music to pay tribute to the influence and legacy of Patsy Cline.

Walkin’ After Midnight: An All-Star Tribute To Patsy Cline is coming to the Ryman Auditorium on April 22, and will feature names like Wynonna, Ashley McBryde, Tanya Tucker, Pam Tillis, Kellie Pickler, Hailey Whitters, Sara Evans, Kristin Chenoweth, Natalie Grant and many more performing the music of the country music legend.

But it will also feature a special appearance from First Lady Jill Biden.

Biden will be on hand to give the night’s opening remarks and honor the country music icon, on a night that will also feature stories and memories from many who knew Patsy Cline, providing fans with a personal look at the woman who changed country music.

Of course Patsy Cline has a long history at the historic Ryman Auditorium, dating back to her 1960 induction as a member of the Grand Ole Opry when the country music star received three encores after she brought down the Mother Church of Country Music with her performance of “Crazy.”

It’s no doubt going to be a special night honoring the legendary trailblazer – and a much deserved celebration of one of the leading ladies in country music history.

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