There's no denying the appeal of a smoldering, sad Patsy Cline ballad. Though her life and career were tragically cut short when she died in a plane crash in 1963, Cline's influence on country music is still felt today, more than 50 years later.

Fortunately, there are plenty of contemporary singers who weave Cline's style into their own music. Of course, their songs are sonically different, and decidedly more contemporary, but it's easy enough to hear touches of Cline's rich, sparkly vibe in their tunes.

From sultry balladeers to vintage-styled troubadours, fans of Cline should add these five rising artists to their playlists alongside Cline classics such as "She's Got You" and "Walkin' After Midnight."

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