Patsy Cline – Leavin’ on Your Mind


Patsy Cline

Cline in 1960
Virginia Patterson Hensley

September 8, 1932

Died March 5, 1963 (aged 30)

Cause of death Plane crash
Resting place Shenandoah Memorial Park, Winchester, Virginia, U.S.
  • Singer
  • songwriter
Years active 1948–1963
  • Gerald Cline

    (m. 1953; div. 1957)

  • (m. 1957)

Children 2
Musical career
  • Vocals

Patsy Cline (born Virginia Patterson Hensley; September 8, 1932 – March 5, 1963) was an American singer from the state of Virginia. She is considered one of the most influential vocalists of the 20th century and was one of the first country music artists to cross over into pop music. Cline had several major hits during her eight-year recording career, including two number-one hits on the Billboard Hot Country and Western Sides chart.

The discography of American music artist Patsy Cline consists of three studio albums, 24 singles, six extended plays, one compilation album, six other charted songs and one album appearance. Cline’s discography contains material released during her lifetime. Her first recordings took place under the direction of Four Star Records. Cline’s first single, “A Church, a Courtroom, Then Goodbye,” was released in July 1955. Four Star issued 17 singles during Cline’s four years recording with them. However, only “Walkin’ After Midnight” (1957) became a major hit, reaching number 2 on the Billboard country songs chart and number 12 on the Billboard pop music chart.

Cline signed with Decca Records in 1960, and thereafter her recordings brought her more commercial success. “I Fall to Pieces” was her first Decca single. It became her first number 1 hit on the Billboard country chart and a major crossover pop hit. A follow-up single, “Crazy,” was also released in 1961, peaking at number 2 on the Billboard country chart and number 9 on the pop chart. Cline’s second studio album, Showcase, was released the same year, and then re-released in 1963.

She’s Got You” was released in 1962 as Cline’s next single. It became her second number 1 hit on the Billboard country songs chart, her fourth Billboard pop crossover hit, and her first single to chart in the United Kingdom. While awaiting a full album release, Decca issued several extended plays in 1962, including Patsy Cline and She’s Got You. Cline’s third studio album, Sentimentally Yours, was also issued in 1962. It was the final studio album issued in her lifetime. The last single issued during her lifetime was “Leavin’ on Your Mind” in 1963. It reached the top 10 on the Billboard country chart after Cline’s death in March 1963.


Studio albums

List of studio albums, with selected chart positions and other relevant details
Title Album details Peak
Patsy Cline
  • Released: August 1957
  • Label: Decca (DL 8611)
  • Formats: LP
  • Released: November 1961
  • Label: Decca (DL 74202)
  • Formats: LP
Sentimentally Yours
  • Released: August 1962
  • Label: Decca (DL 74282)
  • Formats: LP