The singer lived in the second floor apartment at 824 E. Patrick Street in Frederick for four years until 1957, when she separated from her first husband Gerald Cline.

She died in a plane crash just six years later, in 1963, at the age of 30, and now city officials have honoured her legacy with the dedication on what would have been Cline's 83rd birthday.

The bronze plaque was organised by members of the Frederick Acoustic Music Enterprise, which promotes acoustic music events around the county, and a small group gathered at the site for the dedication unveiling on Tuesday.

Addressing the crowd, organisation president Rick Hill said, "It's great to see this all come together so quickly. We hope that it reminds people of the great talent that has come through Frederick County."