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Country Music Legend, Kitty Wells Dies

Born, Ellen Muriel Deason, Kitty Wells would grow up to become the “Queen of Country Music.”  She was the first female singer to have a number 1 hit with, “It Wasn’t God Who Made Honky Tonk Angels.”  Check out her performance of the song on the Grand ‘Ol Opry and other Kitty Wells’ facts.

Kitty was 92 years old and passed away from complications involving a stroke.  She was married for 74 years to Johnnie Wright, half of the duo Johnnie and Jack.

According her website:

Kitty Wells was born in Nashville, Tennessee on August 30, 1919. She created the role for all other female country singers. “It Wasn’t God Who Made Honky Tonk Angels” recorded in 1952, was her first number one song and she was the first female to sell a million records and reach number one in the country field. For 14 consecutive years she was voted the nation’s number one “Country Female Artist” by all of the trade publications

 

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