A Patsy Cline Hologram Is in the Works
Patsy Cline died in a tragic airplane crash on March 5, 1963, long ago enough that many country fans living today never had the opportunity to see her perform. However, they'll soon have the chance to see Cline live -- in hologram form.
Hologram USA and Cline's estate are working together to create a hologram of the legendary country singer. Beginning in 2016, the finished product will be part of a concert experience featuring commentary, audience interaction and appearances by present-day country artists.
"Patsy Cline will demonstrate how we can bring all the warmth and virtuosity of a true icon back for new audiences," says Alki David, Hologram USA's CEO. "We chose Patsy as our first country hologram project, and our first female hologram project, for a reason: She was a pioneer who influenced generations of singers around the globe."
Although Cline was only 30 years old when she died, her legacy is immense: Her hit songs -- including "Crazy" and "I Fall to Pieces," among many others -- earned her success in both the country and pop genres, and she was the first female solo artist to be inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame. She has also been honored on a U.S. postage stamp and with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
"We are very glad to share Patsy and her music with this new technology and format and honored by Hologram USA's choice to have her as the first," says Charles Dick, Cline's widower. "I am sure her fans, old and new, will be thrilled."
Hologram USA is the same company that created the Tupac Shakur hologram that performed at Coachella in 2012. They were also responsible for Jimmy Kimmel's coast-to-coast holographic appearance after the 2014 CMA Awards, which also featured Florida Georgia Line.
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