Wednesday, March 7, 2012

First Answer Record

Hank Thompson's song "The Wild Side Of Life" expresses regret his bride-to-be has left him for another man whom she met in a roadhouse, stating, "I didn't know that God made honky tonk angels." That song and its appeal to people who "thought the world was going to hell and that faithless women deserved a good deal of the blame ... just begged for an answer from a woman". Kitty Wells gave him that answer. (Source)

Kitty Wells answered Hank Thompson's song with "It Wasn't God Who Made Honky Tonk Angels". She is known as the Queen of Country Music. Her 1952 hit recording, "It Wasn't God Who Made Honky Tonk Angels" made her the first female country singer to top the U.S. country charts, and turned her into the first female country star. The song was the first No. 1 Billboard Country Hit for a solo female artist. (Source)

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