RIP: Kitty Wells, the “Queen of Country Music”

RIP: Kitty Wells, the "Queen of Country Music"

From Billboard:

Before Loretta Lynn, Dolly Parton, Shania Twain or Taylor Swift, there was Kitty Wells, the original “Queen of Country Music.” Wells, who died at her Nashville-area home Monday morning at the age of 92, enjoyed a career that ran the gamut — from 78 RPM to digital downloads, and in doing so, she effectively kicked down the doors for every female superstar in the genre that has come since.

• Kitty Wells: