Kitty Wells, Queen Of Country Music, Passes Away [Video]
Country music has lost its queen.
Kitty Wells, the first female superstar of country music, has died.
Her family says the 92-year-old Wells died yesterday at home after complications from a stroke.
Wells took ‘It Wasn’t God Who Made Honky Tonk Angels‘ to the top of the country chart in 1952 — the
first woman soloist to hit that mark.
The song was a retort to Hank Thompson’s 1952 hit, ‘The Wild Side of Life.’
Wells recordedabout 50 albums, had 25 Top 10 country hits and toured from the late 1930s until she quit the road in 2000.
She was elected to the Country Music Hall of Fame in 1976 and received the Pioneer Award from the Academy of Country Music ten years later.
She got the Grammys Lifetime Achievement Award 1991.
Her funeral will be Friday in Hendersonville, Tenn.