Its hard to think of anyone else singing the iconic "I Fall To Pieces", but that was almost a reality. The backstory behind one of Patsy Cline's signature songs is surprising to say the least!
Cline reportedly didn't want the song at all. "I Fall To Pieces" was first pitched to Brenda Lee and Roy Drusky, but both stars declined. Could you imagine a male on the original vocals?
Cline was concerned that the background vocalists would overpower her own voice, but as it turned out the Jordanaires were a lovely compliment to her signature sound. She was also seven months pregnant at the time, and complained about the song's "Nashville sound".
"I Fall To Pieces" was released in 1961 but didn't have success right away. I nearly took 4 months for the song to make an appearance on the charts, but ended up at the #1 spot eight months after its debut. Since then, many artists have covered the hit song but no one could possibly emulate the one of a kind voice she had.
Below is Cline performing "I Fall To Pieces" on the Glenn Reeves Show in 1963. We sure are glad Cline decided to record the song, and we bet you are to!
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