Country music legend Kitty Wells has died. Wells, who is known as “The Queen of Country”, was best known for her performance of ‘It Wasn’t God Who Made Honky Tonk Angels.’ Condolences from around the music world have already been pouring in. Among the statements being released is a note from fellow country music legend, Dolly Parton. Parton remarked of Wells–whose real name was Ellen Muriel Deason–“Kitty Wells was the first and only Queen of Country Music, no matter what they call the rest of us. She was a great inspiration to me as well as every other female singer in the country music busines. In addition to being a wonderful asset to country music, she was a wonderful woman. We will always remember her fondly.”
Wells died Monday at the age of 92. A statement on Wells’ official website states that her family will receive friends tomorrow, July 19th from 2pm until 8pm. Funeral services are planned for this Friday, July 20th at 1pm at the Hendersonville Church of Christ in Hndersonville, TN.
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