See The Trailer For Lifetime’s ‘Patsy & Loretta’

The true story of Patsy Cline and Loretta Lynn’s friendship is coming to the small screen this fall with the…


Lauren Jo Black

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July 24, 2019


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The true story of Patsy Cline and Loretta Lynn’s friendship is coming to the small screen this fall with the Lifetime debut of Patsy & Loretta. Fans can get a glimpse of the movie in the just-released trailer above.

Starring former Smash actress Megan Hilty as Patsy Cline and Broadway star Jessie Mueller as Loretta Lynn, the biopic follows the country legends as they navigate the music industry and lean on each other when times get tough.

The pair first became friends when Lynn was just a poor coal miner’s daughter with big dreams. Cline, whose career was already established, took Lynn under her wing after she covered one of her songs on stage. Rather than view each other as competition, Lynn and Cline banded together and even joined each other on tour.

Tragedy struck in 1963 when Cline tragically lost her life in a plane crash. Despite the heartache, Lynn continued her career and went on the become the legendary artist she is today.

Patsy & Loretta was shot on location in Nashville and was executive produced by Neil Meron and directed by Nashville creator Callie Khouri. Cline’s daughter, Julie Fudge, and Lynn’s daughter, Patsy Lynn Russell, co-produced the film.

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Lauren Jo Black, a University of Central Florida graduate, has immersed herself in the world of country music for over 15 years. In 2008, she co-founded CountryMusicIsLove, eventually selling it to a major record label in 2015. Following the rebranding of the website to Sounds Like Nashville, Black served as Editor-in-Chief for two and a half years. Currently, she assumes the role of Editor-in-Chief at Country Now and oversees Country Now’s content and digital footprint. Her extensive experience also encompasses her previous role as a Country Music Expert Writer for and her work being featured on She’s been spotlighted among Country Aircheck’s Women of Influence and received the 2012 Rising Star Award from the University of Central Florida. Black also spent time in front of the camera as host of Country Now Live, which brought live music directly to fans in 2021 when the majority of concerts were halted due to the pandemic. During this time, she hosted 24 weeks of live concerts via Country Now Live on Twitch with special guests such as Lady A, Dierks Bentley, Jordan Davis, Brett Young, and Jon Pardi. Over the course of her career, she has had the privilege of conducting interviews with some of the industry’s most prominent stars, including Reba McEntire, Blake Shelton, Luke Combs, Carrie Underwood, Luke Bryan, Miranda Lambert, Lainey Wilson, and many others. Lauren Jo Black is a longtime member of the Country Music Association and the Academy of Country Music.