Stoneman, who was country music royalty as a member of the Stoneman family, died in her sleep Thursday at age 90.
Her father, Ernest V. “Pop” Stoneman, was instrumental in assembling talent and recording music for what became known as the Bristol Sessions in Bristol, Tennessee in 1927.
Patsy was 2 years old at the time. In the span of her 90 years, the native of Galax, Virginia not only resided in a historically significant family of musicians, she made her own mark, too.
“The Stonemans, we didn’t participate in music for awards,” said Roni Stoneman, the youngest of Pop and Hattie Stoneman’s 23 children. “People say, ‘How’d you learn to play music?’ We got hungry.”