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Friday, August 28, 2009

Deep Cuts From Bloggy's Vault: Classic Country

Kitty Wells - Greatest Hits.Kitty Wells
is who people mean when they say female country music star. She was only 19 when she was first invited to be featured on the Nashville based radio program the Grand Ole Opry. Her controversial song, "It Wasn't God Who Made Honky Tonk Angels" made her the first female country singer to top the U.S. country charts. She recorded this break-out hit for Decca, in May 1952 at 33, for $125.

Kitty was part Patsy Cline in her vocal range part as heard in her song "Making Believe", she was part June Carter Cash with her heartfelt lyrics in "Dear Brother" and "Don't Wait for the Last Minute to Pray" and sometimes featured irregular subjects like "My Big Truck Driving Man". Kitty Wells was a friend and contemporary of Dolly Parton, Tammy Wynette and Loretta Lynn during her 50 years in country music.

Kitty Wells - Making Believe.mp3

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