Pasty Cline – Lean Rimes – folks, it’s not Patsy singing that song.

A reader contacted me in private over one of my older posts, the Amazing Grace one. (And now I have found out I can’t hit “older posts” on my blog. I need that fixed. But I don’t wanna lose my theme. I wish someone could help!!!!)

Now I had never heard of Lean Rimes until tonight – but what the reader had to say was important enough for me to take a good look at her. Pretty young lady. Sounds eerily like Patsy Cline. And there’s apparently a huge debate on the internet if the following song is by Patsy or Lean.

When I first found the song, it sounded a *lot* like one of the songs my Grandmother used to play from her old Patsy Cline albums – this happened back in the days when Rimes would have been in or just getting out of diapers. So I find this, my memory makes an attchment, and I thought some of the way the voice goes high and slightly scratchy like mine would have been because Patsy recorded this at a young age or something. Well, no. It’s just not Patsy is all – but I understand why folks would be fooled. Here’s Rimes again:

LeAnn Rimes – Acapella Amazing Grace (Music In… by Schutzengerl1205

By contrast here is one of my favorite songs being performed by Patsy “live”:

And look at that gorgeous corset!!!! I want that dress. LOL

But anyway, Patsy’s voice – although very similar – doesn’t quite do the scratchy highs. She does do the country “twang” on occasion but certainly doesn’t play excessively notes the way Rimes likes to do. At least, not in this rendition.

And if you close your eyes you can tell the difference between the two ladies.

So I stand corrected, and it’s a good thing. Credit should go where credit is due.