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Kitty Wells, the first country music female superstar, dies at 92

July 17, 2012 - Nashville, TN

In 1952, Kitty Wells, a female country music woman, is almost close to giving up her music chords and turn into a housewife. However, her song Honky Tonk Angels turned into a big hit and women in those days have constantly resonated her songs.

Kitty Wells died of complications of a stroke at her home in Madison, Tenn. She is 92. Her grandson John Sturdivant Jr. confirmed about her death.

Kitty Wells recorded the hit It Wasn't God Who Made Honky Tonk Angels as her final attempt to get collect the union-scale wage ($125) that the session would bring. She has not expected that her song turns out to be a hit. . "I just thought it was another song", she revealed years later.

Muriel Ellen Deason was born in Nashville on August 30, 1919. She married Johnnie Wright but continued to be a "girl singer" in shows. She placed 84 singles on the country charts, 38 of them in the Top 10 during her 27-year recording career. She was dubbed as the 'The Queen of Country Music'. She was a member of the Country Music Hall of Fame since 1976.

A touching tribute to Country Queen of Music Kitty Wells, Laura Cantrell's new album Kitty Wells Dresses was released May 17, 2011.

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