Patsy Cline Home Opening for Tours

The Winchester, Va., home where Patsy Cline lived before becoming a country star will open for public tours starting Tuesday (Aug. 2). Cline lived with her mother and two siblings at the house at 608 S. Kent St. from November 1948, following her parents’ separation, through June 1957, except for a period during her first marriage. The modest home was purchased by a local nonprofit organization, Celebrating Patsy Cline Inc., which spent about $100,000 on renovations. Cline sang in area clubs and worked as a soda jerk in a local drugstore before finding a national audience on Arthur Godfrey’s Talent Scouts television program in 1957. That same year, she married Charlie Dick. Cline died in a plane crash at age 30 in 1963. She is buried in Winchester, Va.