Kitty Wells, the first female country music superstar, has died at age 92.
Above Kitty Wells and her husband, Johnny Wright, celebrate her 90th birthday at the Texas Troubadour Theatre in Nashville on Sunday, Aug. 30, 2009.
Songs like "Making Believe" and "It Wasn't God Who Made Honky Tonk Angels," kept her on the charts for years.
The singer's family said she died peacefully at home after complications from a stroke.
Her solo recording career lasted from 1952 to the late 1970s and she made concert tours from the late 1930s until 2000. That year, she announced she was quitting the road, although she performed occasionally in Nashville and elsewhere afterward.
I plunked many a quarter in juke-boxes to listen to Kitty Wells while eating breakfast or lunch in ‘greasy spoon’ eateries during the summer when I drove construction trucks and/or farm grain trucks.