'Patsy & Loretta' Star Megan Hilty Channels Patsy Cline in 'Crazy' Performance: Exclusive

Jake Giles Netter
Megan Hilty and Jessie Mueller as Patsy Cline and Loretta Lynn in Patsy & Loretta

Sept. 8 would have marked the country superstar's 87th birthday

In Lifetime’s forthcoming film, Patsy & Loretta, Broadway star Megan Hilty plays Patsy Cline to Grammy winner Jessie Mueller’s Loretta Lynn

The movie, which debuts Oct. 19, centers on the friendship between the two country music icons after Cline took Lynn under her wing. 

The film, produced by Sony Pictures Television, is executive produced by Neil Meron in his first solo project since the passing of longtime producing partner Craig Zadan.  The movie filmed on location in Nashville and was directed by Oscar winner Callie Khouri (Thelma & Louise, Nashville) from a script by Angelina Burnett (The Americans, Genius).

To commemorate what would have been Cline’s 87th birthday today (Sept. 8), had she not died in a plane crash in 1963, Hilty recorded Cline’s classic, “Crazy” (written by Willie Nelson). Also coming out today is Hilty and Mueller’s duet of “Blue Moon of Kentucky,” which will be featured on Madison Gate Records’ soundtrack and Cline recorded in 1963. 

Check out "Crazy," premiering exclusively below.

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