Alex Massie

Sunday Morning Country: Kitty Wells

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Kitty Wells was born in 1919 and she's the oldest living member of the Country Music Hall of Fame. So it's well past time she featured here and, this being so, it's sensible to play her first big hit It Wasn't God Who Made Honky Tonk Angels. If Hank Williams was the inspiration for everyone who followed him then, after the Carter Family, you can argue that Kitty Wells played a similar role on the distaff side of country.

Written byAlex Massie

Alex Massie is Scotland Editor of The Spectator. He also writes a column for The Times and is a regular contributor to the Scottish Daily Mail, The Scotsman and other publications.

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