A memorial service for entertainment journalist Patsi Bale Cox will be held at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum today, March 29, at 2 p.m. Central. Cox passed away November 5, 2011. She was one of the most popular ‘as told through’ voices in entertainment journalism and co-wrote memoirs with Tanya Tucker, Loretta Lynn, Wynonna, Ralph Emery and more.
Patsi penned two books with Country Music Hall of Fame member Ralph Emery, 50 Years Down A Country Road and The View From Nashville, which were both bestsellers. Her other celebrity biographies include Nickel Dreams with Tanya Tucker, Still Woman Enough with Loretta Lynn, Coming Home To Myself with Wynonna, Halfway To Paradise with Tony Orlando, Between A Heart And A Rock Place with Pat Benatar, The Three Of Us: Growing Up With Tammy And George with Georgette Jones and My Life with Jenny Jones.
In 2009, Patsi released The Garth Factor: The Career Behind Country’s Big Boom about Garth Brooks’ impact on country music. Under the pen name G. F. Bale, Patsi co-wrote mysteries If Thoughts Could Kill and Cry, Baby, Cry with her sister, Gladys Bale Wellbrock.
Patsi’s memorial service will take place at the Ford Theatre inside the Country Music Hall of Fame from 2-3 p.m. Central. Her son and daughter, Tracy Cox Nath and Adam Cox, will preside over the service.