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Patsy Montana

  • Original Name Rubye Rebecca Blevins
  • Birth 30 Oct 1908 Hot Springs, Garland County, Arkansas, USA
  • Death 3 May 1996 San Jacinto, Riverside County, California, USA
  • Burial Riverside, Riverside County, California, USA
  • Plot Section AC, Row F, Site 29
  • Memorial ID 10989

Musician. Born in Hot Springs, Arkansas, she rose to prominence during the 1930s as a cast member of the string band, the Prairie Ramblers on Chicago's WLS National Barn Radio Show. In 1935, she recorded "I Wanna Be A Cowboy's Sweetheart", which made her the first female country recording artist to sell a million records. As a solo act, she made extensive tours and played many radio engagements to include CBS radio's Louisiana Hayride during the 1940s. Moving to California in 1952, she resumed touring and recording in the 1960s to 1990s. She died in San Jacinto, California, and was posthumously elected into the Country Music Hall of Fame.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith


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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Added: 15 Jul 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 10989
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Patsy Montana (30 Oct 1908–3 May 1996), Find A Grave Memorial no. 10989, citing Riverside National Cemetery, Riverside, Riverside County, California, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave Cremated.