If you just ask my Uncle Burl, the first classic country queen isn’t Patsy Cline or even Dolly Parton. No, he will happily tell you precisely why that respect belongs to the one and only Kitty Wells. Recently, when I heard her for the first time, I knew he was 100 percent right before the main melody had completed.
Try not to misunderstand me, I adore Dolly like she’s my own particular family, and Patsy unquestionably made vital steps in the genre, as well. So, while listening to Miss Wells’ crisp, wonderful, and absolute calming voice, the greater part of the anxiety I had developed in my day sincerely simply dissolved into nothing. It’s the same enchanting twang we’re used to hearing from all the Grand Ole Opry greats, however with that wormanly twist that was absolutely unique to Wells in her day.
Actually, as per my research, she was the principal solo female performer to ever step foot on that famous stage in 1952. Humorist Minnie Pearl pre-dates her by 10 years or something like that, yet as far as I can tell, Wells was the earliest woman to demonstrate her musical ability.
But, the melody was at first banned from being played on the NBC series when it appeared. The words of the song protect ladies in light of fellow artist Hank Thompson’s charges in his song, “The Wild Side of Life,” by saying, “It’s a blame that all the blame is on us women…” Unsurprisingly, this mixed controversy with more modest audience members. When audience made it to the charts regardless, the Wells required and welcomed Wells to their studio.
Watch the video below and don’t forget to share her great performance with your family and friends!