Patsy Montana (The Artist Formerly Known As Rubye Blevins) was born in Hot Springs, Arkansas on October 30, 1914. Patsy was the first woman in country music to sell a million records with her self-penned yodeling anthem, "I Want To Be A Cowboy's Sweetheart," released in 1935.
She started her career working with silent film star Monte Montana (no relation), and later appeared regularly on the National Barn Dance radio show, backed by the Prairie Ramblers. She also recorded with them on most of her hits, for the ARC, Decca and RCA labels.
Patsy Montana passed away, on May 3rd, 1996 in her home in San Jacinto, California. She was a great lady and a real trailblazer for women in country music...a personal heroine of mine and countless others. We miss ya terribly, Patsy!!!!
CD entitled The Original Cowboy's Sweetheart
is available from Amazon.com
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