Sunday, December 16, 2012

Sunday Morning with Kitty Wells

Kitty Wells

This past July, music lost a great when Kitty Wells passed away at the age of 92. This was 60 years after Kitty made history with her recording of "It Wasn't God Who Made Honky Tonk Angels" when it topped the Country charts in 1952, making Wells the first ever female artist to have that honor. She continued to have songs on the charts through the 1960s, inspiring those great women to come, like Dolly Parton, Loretta Lynn, and so many others. During her career, Wells also recorded and performed many spiritual songs, including Don Ferguson's iconic "On The Wings of a Dove", made popular in the 1960s when sung by several artists. Among those was the late Kitty Wells.

She also recorded many other great songs, including one with lyrics by S. Fillmore Bennett and music by Joseph P. Webster. In what I can only call an incredible duet, Wells & Loretta Lynn sing "In the Sweet By-and-By". What a wonderful recording this is.

Enjoy your Sunday!

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