"ALWAYS, PATSY CLINE"
Written by Ted Swindley, Always Patsy Cline, tells the true story of the special friendship that developed between Pasty and a Texas housewife named Louise Seeger.
He two women, one a rising star and the other a devoted fan, met by chance at a Houston honky-tonk in 1961. Over a pot of strong coffee in Louise kitchen, Patsy and Louise realized they shared a common bond and promised to keep in touch. Shortly afterwards, Louise received the first of many letters and phone calls from Patsy Cline. These letters, filled with humor, sadness and reality, are the basis for this joyful and heartfelt reminiscence of Patsy Clines life, and her short but stellar career.
Always, Patsy Cline is filled with comedy to touch your heart and the wonderful songs that made Patsy Cline a country music legend, including Crazy, Sweet Dreams, Walkin After Midnight, I Fall to Pieces, Your Cheatin Heart, Shes Got You, Come On In, If Youve Got Leavin on Your Mind, Back in Babys Arms, Bill Bailey and Anytime.
Memphis native, Terri Williams stars as Patsy Cline. She has performed with artists like Barbara Mandrell, Kenny Rogers, Roy Acuff and Loretta Lynn, and was recognized as Best Female Voice in Branson by Country Music Magazine. Jeannie Seely portrays Louise Seeger. A Grammy-winning singer, she is also a longtime member of the Grand Ole Opry, and was also a prolific songwriter for artists like Dottie West, Willie Nelson and Ray Price.
A native of Memphis, Terri Williams began performing at Opryland in Nashville at the age of seventeen. Since that time, she has performed, recorded and toured with artists like Travis Trill, Barbara Mandrell, Kenny Rogers, Doug Stone, Roy Acuff, Porter Waggoner, Minnie Pearl and Loretta Lynn. While performing duet and background vocals with Moe Bandy at the Americana Theater in 1991, Country Music Magazine named Terri the Best Female Voice in Branson. In 1992, she performed for the President and Mrs. Bush, which she cites as one of the most exciting moments in her career.
The pure quality of Terri Williams voice is unmistakable and her talent as an impressionist is unsurpassed. She performs songs by Dolly Parton, Loretta Lynn, Brenda Lee and Tammy Wynette so well that audiences actually believe they are seeing and hearing these artists. In 1997, Terri portrayed Patsy Cline at the Texas Troubadour Theater in Nashville. She also appeared in A Closer Walk with Pasty Cline, where she impeccably recreated every stage of Patsy Clines career. Last fall, Terri starred in Always, Patsy Cline in San Antonio.
Terri Williams has been a guest on Music City Tonight, Prime Time Country and The Grand Ole Opry, and she is now in her fifth year with Jeannie Seely Show. Her theater experience includes roles in Shenandoah, Lil Abner and Barnum. This versatile performer is also a featured songwriter and has been a co-producer of Branson Fest in Missouri for five years.
A native of Townville, Pennsylvania, Jeannie Seelys love for the Grand Ole Opry dates back to her early childhood. At age of four, she was listening to the Opry on Saturday night radio shows, and by age eleven, she was performing on a weekly radio show in Meadville, Pennsylvania. In 1962, after years of playing auditoriums, small clubs and country music parks, Jeannie moved to Los Angeles at the age of 21, and found work as a secretary at Liberty Records in Hollywood. Soon she was writing for Four Star Music, where her songs were recorded by artists like Dottie West, Tex Williams and Ray Price.
In 1962, she met a successful young songwriter named Hank Cochran, who was impressed with her writing and called her "the first Ive heard sing with the feeling of Patsy Cline without trying to sound like her". In 1965, at Cochrans urging, she moved to Nashville and signed with Monument Records. Her first release, Dont Touch Me, quickly rose to #1 on the charts and earned her a 1966 Grammy Award for the Best Female Country Vocal Performance. Jeannie soon became the countrys hottest new female artist. She was a featured act on the Ernest Tubb television show, toured with Porter Waggoner, and did military tours for US troops in Europe and Asia. In 1967, Jeannies lifelong dream was fulfilled when she was awarded membership into the Grand Ole Opry.
In 1969, Jeannie Seely signed with Decca Records and recorded a duet with fellow Opry member, Jack Greene. Their song, Wish I Didnt Have to Miss You, became a #1hit. Jeannie and Jack were one of the most successful road shows in the business, receiving numerous Grammy nominations and being listed as one of the tops five duets in the nation by the Country Music Association. Jeannie and Jack enjoyed consistent Top 10 hits, including What in the World Has Gone Wrong With Our Love, Much Obliged and You and Me Against the World. As a duet they worked to bring country music to a wider audience, by appearing at Madison Square Garden, hosting the International Country Music Festival in London, and acting as Music Citys Goodwill Ambassadors to the Eleventh Annual United Nations Banquet and Concert in Washington, DC.
Throughout her career, Jeannie Seely recorded 27 country hits, including Its Only Love, A Wanderin Man, Ill Love You More Than You Need, How Is He? and Welcome Home to Nothing for Monument, and Can I Sleep In Your Arms? and Lucky Ladies for Decca Records. She also received a song writing award from BMI for Leaving and Saying Goodbye, which became a number one hit when recorded by Faron Young.
Jeannie has appeared on the television shows Hee Haw, The Glen Campbell Goodtime Hour, Crock and Chase, Nashville Alive, Nashville Now, The Grand Ole Opry and Backstage at the Grand Ole Opry. Her acting talents have also been featured in the film Honeysuckle Rose and in 1998, she portrayed Miss Mona in the sold-out production if The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas at the Tennessee Performing Arts Center. In 1990, she performed the straight comedy title role in a production of Everybody Loves Opal. During the holiday season, she adds her Country Christmas Breakfast Show to the festivities at the Opryland Hotel.
This multi-talented entertainer is celebrating 33 years as a member of the Grand Ole Opry and she still creates a stir every tine she walks on stage!