11:28 PM EDT 10/16/2013


Kitty Wells

Credit: Donn Jones/Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum/AP
Kitty Wells, the Queen of Country Music, Dies

Kitty Wells Dead at 92

Originally posted 07/16/2012 05:40PM

Kitty Wells, the country singer known as the first female superstar of her genre, has died. She was 92.

The Associated Press reported that she passed away peacefully at home Monday following complications from a stroke.

The "Queen of Country Music" had a decades-long music career that began in the 1930s, and her solo recording career spanned from 1952 to the late '70s. She continued touring until 2000.

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