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Kitty Wells

Ellen Muriel Deason, known professionally as Kitty Wells, was an American pioneering female country music singer. She broke down a female barrier 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 cross... Read More

Birth nameEllen Muriel Deason
BornAugust 30, 1919
Nashville, Tennessee, U.S.
DiedJuly 16, 2012 (aged 92)
Madison, Tennessee
GenresCountry, honky tonk, Nashville sound, gospel
Occupation(s)Singer-songwriter
InstrumentsVocals, guitar
Years active1936–2000
WebsiteKitty Wells official website; accessed September 10, 2014.
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