On the 50th anniversary of her death, how do you like to remember Patsy Cline -- cowgirl or torch singer?
I love Patsy Cline. Who doesn't? But I prefer to remember her early days singing tough, honky tonk songs, growling and yodeling -- before they smoothed her out and turned her into a torch singer, basically. Those were great songs, too. Classic. But I prefer her totally country. I like to think that's how she sounds these days up in heaven.
I'd love to hear what others think.
I've written an essay on the subject that's been published on the Huffington Post, if you're interested in more of my thoughts. Here's a link: