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"Cowboy's sweetheart" Patsy Montana
 

Patsy Montana's Vest and Skirt
about 1935

First woman to have a million-selling country music song hit
This imitation-suede cowgirl outfit was worn by country-and-western singer Patsy Montana. Montana was famous for her yodeling-cowgirl songs, especially her self-penned 1935 hit "I Want to Be a Cowboy's Sweetheart."

Notes
Skirt, 23-1/4" long x 28" wide; vest, 20" long x 17" wide
Born Rubye Blevins (1914-1996)
"I Want to Be a Cowboy's Sweetheart," a 1935 hit believed to be the first million-seller by a female country artist; elected to the Country Music Hall of Fame in 1996.
Gift of Patsy Montana, 1981
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