Monday, July 16, 2012

RIP Kitty Wells

She was one of the greats, and will be missed.
Kitty Wells, the first female superstar of country music, has died at the age of 92. The singer's family says Wells died at her home Monday after complications from a stroke. Her recording of "It Wasn't God Who Made Honky Tonk Angels" in 1952 was the first No. 1 hit by a woman soloist on the country music charts. Other hits included "Making Believe" and a version of "I Can't Stop Loving You." From 1953 to 1968, various polls listed Wells as the No. 1 female country singer. Tammy Wynette finally dethroned her, but she continued performing occasionally into her 80s. VIA

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