New Exhibit at Ryman Coincides With 'Always ... Patsy Cline'

A new Patsy Cline exhibit will be unveiled at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville on April 15 to coincide with the first night of a six-week run of the musical, Always ... Patsy Cline. The artifacts and memorabilia come from the collections of three of Cline's fans -- Theresa Shalaby, Bill Cox and Mark Willix. The musical was first staged at the Ryman in 1994. Mandy Barnett will reprise her role as Cline, and Tere Myers will return as Louise Seger, a fan who met the singer at a concert and often corresponded with her. The new exhibit was announced at a press conference at the Ryman on Thursday (March 5), the 46th anniversary of the plane crash that killed the singer and fellow Grand Ole Opry stars Hawkshaw Hawkins and Cowboy Copas. Barnett sang two songs from the production at the press conference, "Crazy" and "Faded Love." Guests included Cline's husband, Charlie Dick, as well as their daughter, Julie Fudge.

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