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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Usher’s stepson declared brain dead in a boating accident

The former stepson of the singer Usher Raymond was declared brain dead after he was critically injured in a boating accident while riding in an inner tube at Lake Lanier in north Georgia, Atlanta as per his family sources. Kyle Glover – the eleven years old child of singer’s ex-wife Tameka Foster and her former partner Ryan Glover was unresponsive when he was rescued from the lake on Friday after being struck on the head by a passing jet ski and was taken to the Children’s Healthcare unit at Egleston Hospital in Atlanta.

There was also a 15-year old girl along with Kyle Glover in the inner tube whose identity cannot be verified in the report and who was also taken to hospital. However her condition was not made public. A decision is yet to be taken whether to take off the life support systems of this young boy. Tameka through Face book thanked her fans and family for their support and requested them to pray for the little boy.

An Atlanta resident Jeffrey S. Hubbard struck Kyle Glover while on a Jet Ski as the boy floated on an inner tube attached to a pontoon boat on the lake as reported by the Atlanta Journal – Constitution. Hubbard has rented the Jet Ski and boat with Foster and her son. However alcohol consumption is not reported to be a factor behind this accident.

 

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