Discover the "important and inspiring" and never-before-told complete story of the remarkable relationship between country music icons Patsy Cline and Loretta Lynn (Miranda Lambert).
Loretta Lynn and the late Patsy Cline are legends—country icons and sisters of the heart. For the first time ever Loretta tells their story: a celebration of their music and their relationship up until Patsy's tragic and untimely death.
Full of laughter and tears, this eye-opening, heartwarming memoir paints a picture of two stubborn, spirited country gals who'd be damned if they'd let men or convention tell them how to be. Set in the heady streets of the 1960s South, this nostalgia ride shows how Nashville blossomed into the city of music it is today. Tender and fierce, Me & Patsy Kickin' Up Dust is an up-close-and-personal portrait of a friendship that defined a generation and changed country music indelibly—and a meditation on love, loss and legacy.
A crackling good storyteller, Grammy Award winning songwriter and singer Lynn reminisces on her friendship with country music legend Patsy Cline (1932 1963) in this humorous and loving memoir. Holding nothing back, Lynn (Loretta Lynn: Coal Miner's Daughter) shares stories of Cline's generosity she sewed curtains for Lynn's first house and her fierce way of speaking her mind. By the time the two met in 1961, Cline was already a star, while Lynn's career was just beginning. When Lynn signed with Decca Records that year, she felt like just one of many singers trying to make it in country music, and it never crossed her mind that she could become famous. After she learned that Cline was nearly killed in a car accident, Lynn performed at the Grand Ole Opry and sang a song Cline had just released titled "I Fall to Pieces." When Cline heard Lynn on the radio, she sent for Lynn, and they soon discovered how much they had in common: they were the same age, they both grew up poor, and both had to grow up too fast. Over the course of their friendship, Cline taught Lynn how to handle grabby men like bluegrass musician Bill Monroe, as well as how to take control of her own business affairs, how to drive, and, ultimately, how to stand up for herself. Recalling Cline's death in a 1963 plane crash, Lynn writes, "Reliving all the times Patsy and I had together for this book has been good, but it's also reopened that feeling of empty sadness." As in her songwriting, Lynn imbues her tribute with honesty and tenderness.