Crazy: Enjoy the tribute to music of Patsy Cline
Published 6:12 pm Thursday, March 30, 2023
Award-winning actress, singer and songwriter Katie Deal takes the stage at Suffolk Center for Cultural Arts next month in her one-woman show, “Crazy for Patsy Cline.”
At the 8 p.m. performance, Saturday, April 1, Deal takes the audience on a journey through the life of the Winchester native and iconic country singer.
Deal and her band perform Cline favorite songs, such as “Crazy,” “I Fall To Pieces,” “Walkin’ After Midnight,” “Always,” “Gotta Lotta Rhythm,” “Never No More” and many more.
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It’s no surprise that with so many hits, Cline’s music is still popular 60 years after her tragic death in 1963, the Suffolk Center said in a news release. She was just 30 when she was killed in a plane crash, but her death turned her into a legend.
Cline was depicted on a postal stamp in 1992, received a Grammy Lifetime Achievement award in in 1995, got a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 1999, and was voted the No. 1 Female Country Artist of All Time in 2002. In the years since, a vast array of artists have covered “Crazy,” including Linda Ronstadt, The Kills, Loretta Lynn, Dottie West, LeAnn Rimes, Wanda Jackson, Neil Young and Shirley Bassey, to name a few.
Deal’s portrayal of Patsy Cline is spot on, the news release stated. A Georgia-born artist, she is best known for her authentic country sound. She has wowed audiences nationally and internationally. She is the 2016 recipient of the Georgia Country Artist of the Year Award and an honored member of the Atlanta Country Music Hall of Fame.
As a recording artist and singer-songwriter, Deal has written and performed with top Nashville songwriters: Bruce Burch (Reba McEntire,) Amanda Colleen Williams (Garth Brooks,) Brandon Bush (Sugarland) and John Driskell Hopkins (Zac Brown Band.) She has opened shows for country legends John Conlee, Sammy Kershaw, Collin Raye, B.J. Thomas, Country Family Reunion (Bill Anderson, Jeannie Seely, T.G. Sheppard.) and Rhonda Vincent. Katie has performed with country icon Loretta Lynn and is also a frequent guest vocalist with the Atlanta Pops Orchestra. Deal and her band also were the featured entertainment for Georgia Public Broadcasting’s 2019 Gala Event honoring Brenda Lee.
Tickets for Crazy for Patsy Cline are $28, $36 and $42 for reserved seating in the Suffolk Center’s historic Birdsong Theater. As an added fun-factor, guests are encouraged to wear their finest country-western boots to receive a $1 savings on beverages at the show.
To purchase tickets, call the box office at 757-923-2900, go online at SuffolkCenter.org, or come by the Suffolk Center, 110 W. Finney Ave.