Loretta Lynn Details Patsy Cline Friendship With New Video For “I Fall To Pieces”

Loretta Lynn celebrated her 88th birthday earlier this week on Tuesday (April 14) and is releasing a new video today for “I Fall to Pieces.” Created by director Aaron Ray, the video celebrates Loretta’s friendship with the late country legend Patsy Cline, and features custom illustrations and animations.

In the spring of 1961, Cline suffered severe injuries in a car accident. While Cline was in the hospital, Lynn appeared on the radio show Midnight Jamboree, and dedicated a performance of Cline’s hit “I Fall to Pieces” to the ailing singer. Upon hearing Lynn, Cline had her husband arrange for Lynn to pay a visit, and the two clicked immediately.

“Friendship can help us during difficult times, like what we are all going through now. I wanted to share this song and video in honor of Patsy,” said Loretta.” “She was my friend, mentor, my strength and I miss her to this day. “

The track and video are in celebration of the new book Me & Patsy Kickin’ Up Dust (released April 7 through Grand Central Publishing), an up-close-and-personal portrait of a friendship that changed country music indelibly and is also a meditation on love, loss and legacy. The “I Fall to Pieces” video includes quotes from the book.

Lynn’s newly-recorded version of “I Fall to Pieces,” one of Cline’s most-recognizable hits, was released digitally on April 3 through Legacy Recordings. The track was recorded at the Cash Cabin Studio in Hendersonville, Tennessee and produced by Patsy Lynn Russell and John Carter Cash, who produced Lynn’s Grammy-nominated album, Full Circle, as well as her last studio album Wouldn’t It Be Great, which received a Grammy nomination for the title track.

 

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