“A Classic from a wonderful lady who paved the way for the likes of Patsy Cline, Loretta Lynn, and other great Country Women.”
A mighty-fine day it shorely is, and Old Man Jack feels giving you an All-Time Favorite Classic. A Classic from a wonderful lady who paved the way for the likes of Patsy Cline, Loretta Lynn, and other great Country Women.
But before I do, let me refresh you with our Featured Artist.
“…is dubbed The Queen of Country Music.”
Kitty Wells, born Ellen Muriel Deason, first made controversy as Female Country Star with her song It Wasn’t God Who Made Honky Tonk Angels. This song was her answer to the No. 1 Hit made popular by Hank Thompson at the time, Wild Side of Life. Wells was also the First Female Country Artist to have her own LP. This broke the ground for future stars like Patsy Cline, Jean Shepherd, and Rose Maddox.
Kitty broke down the Female Barrier in Country Music with this 1952 hit recording. She is also the 8th Woman to get a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award and is dubbed The Queen of Country Music. Wells was ranked No. 15 on CMT’s 40 Greatest Women of Country Music in 2002.
“…the only Solo Female Artist at the time to maintain her success between 1953 to 1955 in the Country Charts”.
It Wasn’t God Who Made Honky Tonk Angels was followed by Paying For That Back Street Affair, a response to Webb Pierce’s Back Street Affair. In the spring of 1953, the single reached No. 6 helping Kitty Wells establish a lasting place at the top of the Charts.
Kitty was the only Solo Female Artist at the time to maintain her success between 1953 to 1955 in the Country Charts.
So without any further ado, here is Kitty Wells with It Wasn’t God Who Made Honky Tonk Angels
May y’all be Safe and Well.
This is Our Kind Of Country and
“MAY THE LORD GOD ALMIGHTY BLESS US ALL AND SET US FREE!”
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