Kitty Wells

Ellen Muriel Deason (August 30, 1919 – July 16, 2012), known professionally as Kitty Wells, was an American country music singer. Her 1952 hit recording, "It Wasn't God Who Made Honky Tonk Angels", made her the first female country singer to top the U.S. country charts, and turned her into the first female country star. Her Top 10 hits continued until the mid-1960s, inspiring a long list of female country singers who came to prominence in the 1960s.

Wells ranks as the sixth most successful female vocalist in the history of Billboard's country charts, according to historian Joel Whitburn's book The Top 40 Country Hits, behind Dolly Parton, Loretta Lynn, Reba McEntire, Tammy Wynette, and Tanya Tucker. In 1976, she was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame. In 1991, she became the third country music artist, after Roy Acuff and Hank Williams, and the eighth woman to receive the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award. Wells' accomplishments earned her the nickname Queen of Country Music.

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... Jack, the Tennessee Mountain Boys with Kitty Wells, the Four Deacons, Curley Kinsey and the Tennessee Ridge Runners, Harmie Smith, the Ozark Mountaineers, the Mercy Brothers ... Over the years, country music greats such as Hank Williams, Webb Pierce, Kitty Wells, Jimmie Davis, Will Strahan, Slim Whitman, Floyd Cramer, Sonny James, Hank Snow, Faron Young, Johnny Horton, Jim Reeves ... More 'Ride that featured 60 acts from the original show including Kitty Wells, the Browns, Betty Amos, Homer Bailes, Billy Walker, Mitchell Torok, Hank Thompson and many more ...
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... And I'll Come Calling On You) Marty Robbins 4 Changing Partners Pee Wee King 9 Cheatin's a Sin Kitty Wells 12 Christmas Can't Be Far Away Eddy ... Reeves 2 I'll Be There (If You Ever Want Me) Ray Price 12 I'm a Stranger in My Home Kitty Wells and Red Foley 3 I'm Walking the Dog Webb Pierce 3 If You Don't Somebody ...
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... DeVal 14 Are You Mine Red Sovine and Goldie Hill 3 As Long as I Live Kitty Wells and Red Foley 5 Baby Let's Play House Elvis Presley 4 The Ballad of Davy Crockett Tennessee Ernie Ford 10 The Ballad of Davy Crockett ... Snow 10 I'm Gonna Fall Out of Love with You Webb Pierce 12 I'm in Love with You Kitty Wells 2 I've Been Thinking Eddy Arnold 7 I've Kissed You My Last Time. 5 Mainliner (The Hawk with Silver Wings) Hank Snow 6 Make Believe ('Til We Can Make It Come True) Kitty Wells and Red Foley 2 Making Believe Kitty Wells 5 Making Believe Jimmy Work 9 Maybellene ...
1957 In Country Music - Top Hits of The Year - Other Major Hits
... Name Porter Wagoner 10 (I'll Always Be Your) Fraulein Kitty Wells 12 I'll Be There (When You Get Lonely) Ray Price 11 I'm Coming Home Johnny Horton 3 I'm Tired Webb Pierce 13 ... Dream Marty Robbins 15 There Goes My Love George Morgan 7 Three Ways (To Love You) Kitty Wells 3 Too Much Elvis Presley 13 Too Much Water George Jones 7 Train of Love Johnny Cash 11 ...

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