Country Queen Kitty Wells Dead At 9216 July 2012
Wells, dubbed the first female superstar of country music, passed away on Monday (16Jul12) following complications from a stroke.
Born Muriel Ellen Deason, she became the first woman to top the country music charts in 1952 with It Wasn't God Who Made Honky Tonk Angels and Wells was America's number one country female from 1953 to 1968, when Tammy Wynette claimed her crown.
She also recorded the hits Making Believe and I Can't Stop Loving You, and performed into her 80s.
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