Forever With Us: The 50th Anniversary of a Country Music Tragedy

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On a rainy, windy evening in March 1963, a small plane crashed in the woods outside Camden, Tenn., ending the lives of singers Patsy Cline, Hawkshaw Hawkins and Cowboy Copas, along with singer-guitarist turned manager Randy Hughes. Just three days later, country singer Jack Anglin was preparing to attend a memorial service when his car crashed in Madison, killing him and compounding the tragedy of what was already one of the grimmest weeks in country music history. In the years since, Cline has justly become a legend, but the others have unjustly suffered the fate of becoming footnotes to the story. A panel discussion hosted by country music historian and WSM deejay Eddie Stubbs and including Charlie Dick (Cline’s widower), Kathy Hughes (Copas’ daughter and Hughes’ widow), Jean Shepard (Hawkins’ widow) and Bobby Wright (son of Anglin’s longtime partner Johnnie Wright) will reflect on the tragic events and shine the spotlight on the lives and legacies of these artists. Free w/ museum admission.

—Randy Fox

Sat, Mar 2 | 1:30 PM
The Country Music Hall of Fame
All ages
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