Posted in music on July 16, 2012

Kitty Wells

Kitty Wells, the often proclaimed "Queen of Country Music" died Monday from complications after a stroke. She was 92.

Wells, born Ellen Muriel Deason, became the first female singer to reach No. 1 in the country music charts with her 1952 song It Wasn't God Who Made Honky Tonk Angels, and she spent much of the next two decades as one of the most well-known names in country.

In 1976, Wells was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame, and her other accolades include the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award, Governor's Award for Outstanding Achievement in the Recording Industry and induction into the Grammy Hall of Fame. [WSMV]

First Jon Lord, now Queen of Country Kitty Wells, whose many country hits included "It Wasn't God Who Made Honky Tonk Angels," "Making Believe," "Searching (for Someone Like You)" and "Amigo's Guitar," all of which are streamable below. Rest in peace, Kitty.

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Comments (11)

My Grandma use to love Kitty Wells. It's sad but she had a good run.

Posted by What College | July 16, 2012 5:59 PM

She was incredible.

Posted by Anonymous | July 16, 2012 6:30 PM

One of the unsung heroes of music. She made it to the CMHOF, but still.... a pioneer who we can still learn a helluva lot from

Posted by Anonymous | July 16, 2012 9:33 PM

It's a drag that sister croaked, but fuck I'll sign up for 92 right now.

Posted by Anonymous | July 16, 2012 9:57 PM

He was terrific as Catwoman. RIP

Posted by Anonymous | July 16, 2012 10:07 PM

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Posted by Frases Engra├žadas | July 17, 2012 12:12 AM

was she hot?

Posted by Anonymous | July 17, 2012 2:10 AM

A big loss for Country Music and was a good singer.

Posted by Anonymous | July 18, 2012 9:23 AM

did dylan bang kitty wells?

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