The county music community lost one of its most beloved pioneers with the death of Kitty Wells. Known as the "Queen of Country Music," Wells, 92, died of complications from a stroke at her Nashville home on July 16.
"In my lifetime I've worked hundreds of shows with Kitty Wells and I have never failed to see her entertain," Grand Ole Opry legend Jimmy Dickens says. "She represented the regular housewife, and simplicity was the answer to her success. Country music will never be the same without her."