Kitty Wells

Kitty Wells
1919 - 2012

Kitty Wells  American Country Musician


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First Name Kitty
Last Name Wells
Full Name at Birth Ellen Muriel Deason
Alternative Name The Queen of Country Music, Kitty Wells, The Queen of Country Music; The Clock Stopper
Age 92 (age at death) years
Birthday 30th August, 1919
Birthplace Nashville, Tennessee, USA
Died 16th July, 2012
Place of Death Madison Tennessee, USA
Cause of Death Stroke
Buried Spring Hill Cemetery, Nashville, Davidson County, Tennessee, USA
Build Average
Hair Color Brown - Dark
Zodiac Sign Virgo
Sexuality Straight
Religion Christian
Ethnicity White
Nationality American
Occupation Text Country Musician
Occupation Country Musician
Music Genre (Text) country, honky tonk, Nashville sound, gospel
Music Genre Country
Year(s) Active 1949–2000, 1936–2000
Music Style Traditional Country, Honky Tonk, Nashville Sound/Countrypolitan
Music Mood Melancholy, Earnest, Amiable/Good-Natured, Poignant, Sad, Bittersweet, Plaintive, Yearning, Warm, Earthy, Organic
Instrument Vocals, Guitar
Instrument (text) Vocals, guitar
Record Label RCA Victor, Decca / MCA, Capricorn, Rubocca, Southern Tracks
Associated Acts Red Foley, Webb Pierce, Johnnie Wright, Ruby Wright, Loretta Lynn, Jean Stafford (musician), Jean Stafford
Official Websites,; accessed September 10, 2014.
Family Member Ruby Wright (Daughter), John Wright (Son), Bobby Wright (Son)

Ellen Muriel Deason (August 30, 1919 – July 16, 2012), known professionally as Kitty Wells, was an American pioneering female country music singer. She broke down a barrier to women in country music with her 1952 hit recording "It Wasn't God Who Made Honky Tonk Angels", which also made her the first female country singer to top the U.S. country charts and turned her into the first female country superstar. “It Wasn’t God Who Made Honky Tonk Angels” would also be her first of several pop crossover hits. Wells is the only artist to be awarded top female vocalist awards for 14 consecutive years. Her chart-topping hits continued until the mid 1960s, paving the way for and inspiring a long list of female country singers who came to prominence in the 1960s.

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Jeaneene LoughrySep 8, 2011

My daddy taught me her song "How far is Heaven" when I was a little girl and I sang it in church every Sunday at the age of 5 untill I was 15 and I recently sang it church a few years ago and everyone was in tears. I think it is the most beautiful song she ever song. May she always be in our hearts and she rest in the arms of our dear Lord.

Ronald PaquetteFeb 22, 2011

About the list of Kitty don't have the song How far is heaven 1950 and 1956 Kitty Wells duet with Carol Sue Wright

patrick o` sullivanJun 10, 2010

Dear Team,i am irish and live in ireland.I first heard kitty`s voice in New zealand in 1967,and i never heard her since,But since my daughter showed me how to use a computer,and get you tube on it ,that is only a couple of month`s ago.I FELL IN LOVE WITH HER WAY BACK IN NEW ZEALAND, and i am listening to her everyday.Iwould love to meet her if its god`s will,and i trust in our blessed mother to make it happen one day.god bless paddy o`sulliva

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