Patsy Montana

The Cowboy’s Sweetheart


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About the Book

Born Ruby Rebecca Blevins in a log cabin nestled among the Arkansas Ozarks in 1908, Patsy Montana began her musical career performing in the 1920s with the California-based Montana Cowgirls trio. She went solo and in 1936 became the first female country and western singer to sell one million records with her self-penned “I Want to Be a Cowboy’s Sweetheart.” Her career spanned eight decades, and in 1996 (also the year of her death) she was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame. Here is the story of a tiny, blue-eyed woman who had a pioneering spirit and a big voice. Patsy Montana describes in her own words and in vivid detail her life, career, and success at a time in music history when women did not cut gold records, gold records were not even given, and Billboard did not even have a chart for western music.

About the Author(s)

Patsy Montana lives on as one of country and western’s ground-breaking female artists.
Jane Frost serves as the Director of The Patsy Montana Museum in Pineville, Missouri. She lives in Pineville.

Bibliographic Details

Patsy Montana with Jane Frost
Format: softcover (6 x 9)
Pages: 304
Bibliographic Info: 73 photos, discography, index
Copyright Date: 2002
pISBN: 978-0-7864-1080-4
Imprint: McFarland

Book Reviews & Awards

“covers her colorful life and success in great detail with vivid memories”—Western Clippings; “very thorough…many rare…photos”—Country Musical Trails Less Traveled; “Patsy’s story, in her own words, wonderfully gathered together…a must”—Yankee Country Echoes; “a rich history…engaging…a valuable sourcebook”—ARSC Journal; “fun to read”—Country Music People.