Country superstar Kitty Wells dies

2012-07-17 09:43
Nashville - 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 on 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.