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Last Updated: Sunday, 25 September 2005, 13:42 GMT 14:42 UK
Singer Cline's home made landmark
Patsy Cline
Cline's most famous song was Crazy
The family home of late country singer Patsy Cline in Winchester, Virginia, has been listed as a landmark.

The house has long been a stop-off point for fans but has now been listed on the Virginia Landmarks Register.

There is now also a proposal for it to be included on the National Register of Historic Places.

The Department of Historic Resources said the house was "a springboard for Patsy's ambitious dreams of becoming a country music star".

Cline was the first woman to be inducted into Country Music Hall of Fame in 1973. Her most famous track was Crazy, which was written for her by Willie Nelson.

Patsy Cline's former home
Cline live at the house from the age of 16

Cline, who was born in 1932, lived at 608 South Kent Street between the ages of 16 and 21, and again in 1957.

The dining room where Cline's mother made the star's stage costumes remains largely unchanged from the 1950s.

Fans have been trying to raise money to buy the house and hope to create a Patsy Cline museum.

It is currently rented out privately, although tenants have usually been supportive of fans turning up to visit.

A sign was recently placed outside the home by the Celebrating Patsy Cline fan group, marking the singer's career and connection to the city.

Cline, who died in a plane crash in 1963, is buried nearby at the Shenandoah Memorial Park.






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