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Patsy Montana

October 22, 1967 OH348 17 min.


Country performer. Born October 30, 1908. Died May 3, 1996. Real name: Rubye Blevins. Popular performer and recording artist, recognized for her cowgirl image and western style performances, including yodeling. Best known for her 1935 hit “I Want To Be A Cowboy’s Sweetheart,” which became the first million-seller for a female country & western performer. Member, Country Music Hall of Fame®

Interview Summary

1967 October 22
(17 minutes)
Patsy Montana gives an interview while attending the 1967 Country Music Festival. Discussion includes her childhood; the origin of her stage name, Patsy Montana; early musical influences and learning to yodel; the start of her music career; working with Stuart Hamblen; meeting the Prairie Ramblers; memories of the National Barn Dance; setting her style as a yodeler; her husband and family; performing with her daughters; and comments on the dedication of those preserving country music history.

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