August 13, 2012 – Kitty Wells 1919–2012

The legendary Kitty Wells was the first female artist to score a No. 1 single, which opened the doors for a generation of female country singers.

Kitty, often called “The Queen of Country Music,” passed away recently at the age of 92 and she left behind an incredible legacy. In this special cover section, CW looks back at Kitty’s career and traces the influence she had on today’s country music.

Plus, stars such as Reba McEntire and Loretta Lynn share their thoughts on this pioneering artist.

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