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Kitty Wells dies at 92; country music trailblazer
Kitty Wells dies at 92; country music trailblazer

Country singer Kitty Wells had been recording, touring and broadcasting without major success for more than a decade when she accepted an offer in 1952 to record one more song before she planned to turn her attention to staying at home and raising a family. Mostly she was interested in the $125 union scale pay she'd get for the session, at which she recorded "It Wasn't God Who Made Honky Tonk Angels," a song that not only turned her career around but also helped upend stereotypical thinking about men who strayed and the women they strayed with. "I had decided I wasn't going to work any more," Wells told a reporter in 2001 shortly after wrapping up a...

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