Death of Kitty Wells – Pioneer Of Country Music

Singer Kitty Wells better known as the “Queen of Country Music” died at the age of 92 at her home in Nashville. She was surrounded by her family members at the time of her death. She died peacefully after suffering from complications from a stroke. Kitty Wells is well known for her musical hits that include “Making Believe” and “It Wasn’t God Who Made Honky Tonk Angel’s” that made her the first female superstar of country music. Her solo recording career lasted from 1952 to 1970 and she made concert tours from the late 1930s until 2000.

She recorded approximately fifty albums that included the 25 top ten country hits and she globe trotted several times. She was No.1 female country singer from 1953 to 1968. In the year-1976 she was elected to the Country Music Hall of Fame and ten years later received the Pioneer Award from Academy of Country Music.

Wells received Grammy Award for lifetime achievement in the year-1991. It was the same year when Bob Dylan and John Lennon were honored and she was just the third country singer to get this most prestigious award after Roy Acuff and Hank Williams.

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