Kitty Wells, 1919 — 2012

Kitty Wells, 1919 - 2012

Singer Kitty Wells (née Ellen Muriel Deason) died Monday at age 92. Her husband of 74 years, Johnny Wright of the duo Johnny & Jack, passed away last year. Ms. Wells, the Queen of Honky Tonk Street, was the first woman vocalist to have a solo hit record on the Country & Western music charts.


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2 Responses to “Kitty Wells, 1919 — 2012”

  1. Maha Valerie Christensen Says:

    She flew under my radar screen…but then country isn’t my “thang.” Great video! A curiosity though…how she manages to NOT tap her foot to the rhythm. LOL

  2. Mike Licht Says:

    Maha: Kitty Wells was a star of the Post-WWII C&W style known as Honky Tonk. Her first and biggest hit was recorded in 1952.

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