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Patsy Cline was more than a musical inspiration to the artists that followed in her footsteps. To Loretta Lynn, Cline was a pioneer, a mentor, and a friend.
When Cline was killed in a plane crash in 1963, Lynn was heartbroken. Left without her friend to guide her, Lynn set out to make Cline proud. And that she did.
14 years after Cline passed away, Lynn released a tribute album in her honor titled I Remember Patsy. The album was comprised entirely of covers, which were all songs that Cline turned into hits. Just a few of the tracks featured on the album were “Crazy,” “I Fall to Pieces,” and “Back in Baby’s Arms.”
Another track Lynn made sure to include on the album was Cline’s number one hit from 1962, “She’s Got You.” Written by Hank Cochran, the song is told from the perspective who a woman who has to watch her former love move on with someone new. While she has an abundance of memories to keep her company, she realizes they can never compare to the real thing.
While no one can perform “She’s Got You” quite like Cline, we feel that Lynn’s rendition is remarkable on its own. In 2015, some footage resurfaced of Lynn performing “She’s Got You” in front of a small crowd. Let us tell you folks, it’s quite the sight to see.
You can tell that Lynn poured heart and soul into every word of the song. As a result, she delivered a powerhouse performance that is sure to five any classic country fan goosebumps.
Lynn continued looking up at the ceiling throughout the performance, as if she was looking up to Cline to see if she approved. We feel that Cline would have been more than proud of Lynn that day. Her tribute performance of “She’s Got You” was that good!
You can watch Lynn’s passionate tribute to Cline in the clip below. This is something we could watch again and again, don’t you feel the same?
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