Kitty Wells, who was one of the first
women to have a substantial effect on country music died on Monday
(July 16, 2012) in Madison, Tenn. Wells, 92 died of of
complications that arose from a stroke.
Kitty Wells, who passed away on Monday was one of the most
popular and successful female singer of the 1950s and early 60s.
She was one of the few successful women in the industry who was
dominated by men. Her song 'It Wasn't God Who Made Honky Tonk
Angels' in 1952 was a big hit. Kitty Wells, who had decided to quit
singing and concentrate on her family happened to accept an offer
in 1952 which turned out to be a life turning decision. The song
made her life and threw light on the stereotypical thinking about
men who strayed and the women they strayed with.
Speaking about Kitty Well's achievements, John Rumble, senior
historian at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum in
Nashville, told The Times on Monday, "The history of country music
can't be written without calling attention to her great
achievements. She really has left an indelible mark on American
Apart from her son, Bobby, and daughter, Sue Wright Sturdivant,
Kitty Wells is survived by eight grandchildren, 12
great-grandchildren and five great-great-grandchildren. Her
daughter Ruby passed away in 2009.