50th Anniversary Memorial for Cline, Copas, Hawkins and Hughes

Gone But Not ForgottenTo mark the 50th anniversary of the deaths of Patsy Cline, Cowboy Copas, Hawkshaw Hawkins and Randy Hughes, the city of Camden, Tenn. will host three days of music and memories on Feb. 28-March 2, 2013. The event will feature concerts, a celebrity panel discussion, memorabilia and more.

Cline, Copas, Hawkins and Hughes died on March 5, 1963 when a plane carrying the four entertainers crashed in Camden, Tenn.

Cline’s legacy includes an unforgettable vocal style and a string of iconic songs, such as “Sweet Dreams (Of You),” “Crazy,” “Walkin’ After Midnight,” “I Fall To Pieces,” “She’s Got You” and others. Hughes was a session guitarist and promotion man who became Cline’s manager. Copas was part of the Pee Wee King band and often performed on the Grand Ole Opry. His 1952 single, “‘Tis Sweet to be Remembered,” cracked the Top 10 on the Billboard Country charts. Singer Hawkins was a member of the Grand Ole Opry and was married to fellow singer Jean Shepard. His 1963 single, “Lonesome 7-7203” topped the Billboard Country charts.


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