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Country legend Kitty Wells has passed away at 92, less than a year after her husband of 70 years, singer-songwriter Johnnie Wright. In 1952, she

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RIP The Queen of Country Music Kitty Wells

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Country legend Kitty Wells has passed away at 92, less than a year after her husband of 70 years, singer-songwriter Johnnie Wright. In 1952, she recorded her mega hit, "It Wasn't God Who Made Honky Tonk Angels" (penned by songwriter J. D. "Jay" Miller) as a response to Hank Thompson's "The Wild Side of Life," a tune that, according to historian Paul Kingsbury, struck a chord with listeners who "thought the world was going to hell and that faithless women deserved a good deal of the blame."

CMT's nice write up retells Wells'--born Muriel Deason--successful career that, in spite of her demure stage presence, paved the way for feminist country anthems by Loretta Lynn, Tammy Wynette, and others.

RIP Kitty Wells.

 
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