"This book will stand out as a definitive work on Patsy Cline, country music, popular music, and gender and class in post-World War II American culture. The essays provide interesting insights into Cline's historical, musical, and sociological importance."
Michael T. Bertrand, author of Race, Rock, and Elvis
"There are few voices in American music as iconic as Patsy Cline's. . . . Warren R. Hofstra's edited collection Sweet Dreams: The World of Patsy Cline gives that voice a rich historical context. The range and quality of authors are impressive. Sweet Dreams takes the often trite 'life and times' rubric and makes it seem fresh and vital, a model for understanding influential musical artists within historical context."The Journal of Southern History
"Why is Patsy Cline relevant? Hofstra synthesizes everything offered and ruminates on the durability and permanence of Cline's legacy. Recommended."Choice
"Sweet Dreams is not simply a thorough and multi-framed gaze upon the national icon(oclast) and legend, Patsy Cline. The volume goes deeper, exploring musical genres, class, and geography, while navigating questions regarding consumption and music's power to authenticate identity."Appalachian Journal