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plantman
Jul 16th, 2012, 11:52 PM
Country music superstar Kitty Wells dies at 92

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Singer Kitty Wells, whose hits such as "Making Believe" and "It Wasn't God Who Made Honky Tonk Angels" made her the first female superstar of country music, died Monday. She was 92.

The singer's family said she died peacefully at home after complications from a stroke.

Her solo recording career lasted from 1952 to the late 1970s and she made concert tours from the late 1930s until 2000. That year, she announced she was quitting the road, although she performed occasionally in Nashville and elsewhere afterward.

Her "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 and dashed the notion that women couldn't be headliners. Billboard magazine had been charting country singles for about eight years at that time.

Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/entertainment/2012/07/16/female-country-superstar-kitty-wells-dies-at-2/?intcmp=features#ixzz20pPSIzAI

Lord I'm Coming Home

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aR94_zFKqus&feature=related

It Wasn't God Who Made Honky Tonk Angels

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XYij4OpOY6E

RIP Kitty :sad:

ranfurly
Jul 17th, 2012, 01:23 AM
brillant Artist!

Allt he greats of country will slowly start knocking back, Campbell, Loretta Lynn....

miffedmax
Jul 17th, 2012, 04:14 PM
I'm not a huge country fan, but growing up in Texas it's hard not to be exposed to it.

Kitty transcended genres was a great American artist. RIP.