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Kitty Wells

American country music singer

Kitty Wells

American country music singer
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birthday
30th
August, 1919
Death
16th
July, 2012
Birth Place
Nashville, Tennessee, U.S.
Birth Sign
virgo
Biography

Ellen Muriel Deason (August 30, 1919 – July 16, 2012), known professionally as Kitty Wells, was an American pioneering female country music singer. She broke down a barrier to women in country music with her 1952 hit recording “It Wasn’t God Who Made Honky Tonk Angels”, which also made her the first female country singer to top the U.S. country charts and turned her into the first female country superstar. “It Wasn’t God Who Made Honky Tonk Angels” would also be her first of several pop crossover hits. Wells is the only artist to be awarded top female vocalist awards for 14 consecutive years. Her chart-topping hits continued until the mid 1960s, paving the way for and inspiring a long list of female country singers who came to prominence in the 1960s.
Wells ranks as the sixth most successful female vocalist in the history of the Billboard country charts, according to historian Joel Whitburn’s book The Top 40 Country Hits. In 1976, she was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame. In 1991, Wells became the third country music artist, after Roy Acuff and Hank Williams, and the eighth woman to receive the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award. Wells’ success and influence on country music garnered her the title “Queen of Country Music”.

instruments played
Guitar
Vocals
Associated Acts

Red Foley Webb Pierce Johnnie Wright Ruby Wright Loretta Lynn Jean Stafford

Birth Name

Ellen Muriel Deason

Genres

Country honky tonk Nashville sound gospel

Labels

RCA Victor Decca / MCA Capricorn Rubocca Southern Tracks

Occupations

Singer-songwriter

Years Active

1936 2000

Name

Kitty Wells

Nationality

United States of America

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