American Masters

Learn about Patsy Cline's first record deal

Clip: Season 31 Episode 3 | 1m 16s

When Patsy Cline first signed a record deal with Four Star Records, she was paid half of the industry standard, and walked away with 2.34% minus deductions.

Aired: 03/04/17

Rating: NR

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