Patsy Montana: The Cowboy's Sweetheart

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McFarland, 2002 - Biography & Autobiography - 296 pages
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Born Ruby Rebecca Blevins in a log cabin nestled among the Arkansas Ozarks in 1908, Patsy Montana began her musical career performing in the 1920s with the California-based Montana Cowgirls trio. She went solo and in 1936 became the first female country and western singer to sell one million records with her self-penned "I Want to Be a Cowboys Sweetheart." Her career spanned eight decades, and in 1996 (also the year of her death) she was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame. Here is the story of a tiny, blue-eyed woman who had a pioneering spirit and a big voice. Patsy Montana describes in her own words and in vivid detail her life, career, and success at a time in music history when women did not cut gold records, gold records were not even given, and Billboard did not even have a chart for western music.

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About the author (2002)

Patsy Montana lives on as one of country and western's ground-breaking female artists. Jane Frost serves as the Director of The Patsy Montana Museum in Pineville, Missouri. She lives in Pineville.

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