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Throwback Thursday: "Crazy" by Patsy Cline

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“Crazy” was first released on the album Patsy Cline Showcase in 1961. It charted #14 in the UK and #9 in the US. “Crazy” was written by a then young and struggling Willie Nelson. Patsy Cline recording it and making it a big hit would be Willie Nelson’s major break. Interestingly, before Patsy Cline recorded “Crazy,” she was in a car accident and had to record the song on crutches. (songfact.com) Patsy Cline agreed to be a last-minute addition to a struggling benefit concert in Kansas City that needed a big star to boost ticket sales. “Crazy” was one of the songs she performed at the show that would be her final performance before dying in a plane crash on her way home from the concert. (Patsy Cline’s Last Show and Final Ride by Edward Morris 3-5-2003, cmt.com) In 1992, Patsy Cline’s “Crazy” (released as a single in 1962) was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame, which was established in 1973 “to honor recordings of lasting qualitative or historical significance that are at least 25 years old.” (grammy.com)