Patsy and Loretta friendship revealed in new film about music legends

Something about country music legends Loretta Lynn and the late Patsy Cline will be released in a new Lifetime film airing in October, 2019. Cline and Loretta were close friends, and Cline actually played a part in getting Lynn attention from the country music industry. According to A+E Networks’ news release, the new film ‘Patsy and Loretta’ was co-produced by two people who knew more about the singers than most.

(L to R) Megan Hilty as Patsy Cline and Jessie Mueller as Loretta Lynn.
(L to R) Megan Hilty as Patsy Cline and Jessie Mueller as Loretta Lynn. (Photo: A+E Networks; Lifetime)

Loretta Lynn’s daughter, Patsy Lynn Russell, and Patsy Cline’s daughter, Julie Fudge, co-produced the film with Neil Meron as executive producer.

You can see the trailer for the film ‘Patsy and Loretta’ at Wide Open Country—it looks like this film will shed light on obstacles Lynn not only faced in the industry, but in her relationship with her husband too. Times were different then, a fact glaringly obvious in the brief trailer.

The film airs Saturday, October 19, at 8 PM ET on the Lifetime channel.

Cline died young, at 31 in a plane crash in Tennessee. She had already experienced a car crash, having recovered from serious injuries. In her short lifetime, Cline impacted country music by blazing trails for women to have opportunities in a male-dominated industry.

Loretty Lynn still rocks at 87 years of age.

Both Cline and Lynn are untouchable when it comes to talent and legacy.

Lifetime is owned by A+E Networks.

(Kay B. Day/July 29, 2019)

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