Patsy & Loretta is based on the untold true story of the friendship between two of country music’s greatest icons, Patsy Cline (Megan Hilty) and Loretta Lynn (Jessie Mueller).  When they first met, Patsy was already one of the biggest stars in country music while Loretta was just a coal miner’s daughter, starting off with little to her name but a $17 guitar.  Instead of seeing Loretta as competition, Patsy took Loretta under her wings to help her make it in Nashville.  Soon, they became close friends, touring together, bonding over their husband troubles and commiserating on being females in the male-dominated music business. Then in 1963, the country music community was struck with a tragedy when at just age 30, Patsy died in a plane crash.  Despite the devastating loss of her friend, Loretta continued on in the industry and is today, known as the First Lady of Country Music.  To this day, Loretta remains grateful to Patsy for her mentorship and above all, friendship, as the country music trailblazer that paved the way for Loretta.  Patsy & Loretta is produced by Sony Pictures Television and Zadan/Meron Entertainment for Lifetime.  Neil Meron serves as executive producer while Mark Nicholson, who runs development and production for Zadan/Meron Productions serves as co-EP.

Co-producers are Loretta Lynn’s daughter Patsy Lynn Russell and Patsy Cline’s daughter Julie Fudge on behalf of Patsy Cline’s Estate.  Oscar-winning writer Callie Khouri, who also created the TV series Nashville, directed from a script by Angelina Burnett.