‘Patsy & Loretta’: Lifetime’s Look at the Country Music Friendship (PHOTOS)
Based on the true story of country singers Patsy Cline and Loretta Lynn comes an incredible story about their beloved friendship. Patsy & Loretta premieres on Saturday, October 19 on Lifetime.
The movie, filmed in Nashville, stars Megan Hilty (Smash, The Good Wife) as music legend Patsy Cline and Grammy winner Jessie Mueller (Broadway’s Waitress, Beautiful: The Carole King Musical) as country icon Loretta Lynn.
When they first met, Patsy was already one of the biggest stars in country music while Loretta was just a coal miner’s daughter, starting off with little to her name but a $17 guitar. Instead of seeing Loretta as competition, Patsy took Loretta under her wings to help her make it in Nashville.
Soon, they became close friends, touring together, bonding over their husband troubles and commiserating on being females in the male-dominated music business. Then in 1963, the country music community was struck with a tragedy when at just age 30, Patsy died in a plane crash.
Despite the devastating loss of her friend, Loretta continued on in the industry and is today, known as the First Lady of Country Music. To this day, Loretta remains grateful to Patsy for her mentorship and above all, friendship, as the country music trailblazer that paved the way for Loretta.
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Patsy & Loretta, Movie Premiere, Saturday, October 19, 8/7c, Lifetime