First Female Country Superstar, Kitty Wells, Dead at 92

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Kitty Wells, the first female superstar of country music, has died at the age of 92.

The singer's family says Wells died at her home Monday after complications from a stroke.

Her recording of "It Wasn't God Who Made Honky Tonk Angels" in 1952 was the first No. 1 hit by a woman soloist on the country music charts. Other hits included "Making Believe" and a version of "I Can't Stop Loving You."

From 1953 to 1968, various polls listed Wells as the No. 1 female country singer. Tammy Wynette finally dethroned her, but she continued performing occasionally into her 80s.

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