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Kitty Wells Died Today (July 16, 2012) At The Age Of 92.

Discussion in 'In Memorium' started by Steadfastly, Jul 17, 2012.

  1. Steadfastly

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    Singer Kitty Wells, known as the queen of country music and the genre's first female superstar, died Monday in Nashville after complications from a stroke. She was 92.Wells rose to fame with hits like "Making Believe" and "It Wasn't God Who Made Honky Tonk Angels" at a time whenradio wouldn't play two female records back to back, and women couldn't headline concerts.The entry about Kitty Wells on the Country Music Hall of Fame's website says:"Wells's great achievement was defying the accepted country music wisdom of her time, which warned that women don't sell records and can't headline shows. Her success led record companies to welcome other female artists and to experiment with new themes and images for women, thereby indelibly changing country music forever."Despite the many biases standing in her way, Wells had 35 records in the Billboard Top 10, 81 charted singles and was a star on stage, radio and even television with her own syndicated show in the late '60s.
     
  2. marcos

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    Quite an acomplishment for a female signer back then. What a carreer she had. RIP"
     

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