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Kitty & Patsy: the Pioneering Women of Country Music

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Country music had been primarily a boys club until the arrival of a couple of very different superstars. Kitty Wells, who died in 2012 at age 92, and Patsy Cline, who would be 80 if not for her death in a plane crash 50 years ago. Explore how Kitty and Patsy changed Nashville, Country & Western, and how their legacies still reverberate today.


MODERATOR Holly George-Warren Writer Jackalope Press

Holly George-Warren is a Grammy-nominated writer who has contributed to more than 40 books, as well as such publications as Rolling Stone, the New York Times, the Village Voice, Entertainment Weekly, and Mojo. Her books have ranged from a history of western wear to a photographic survey of punk to a biography of singing cowboy Gene Autry. She is currently writing a biography of Alex Chilton to be published in 2014 by Viking Press.

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