KITTY WELLS - AUTOGRAPHED SIGNED PHOTOGRAPH - HFSID 210395
Sale Price $144.00
Color publicity photograph of Kitty Wells wearing a sequined top.
Photograph signed: "Sincerely/Kitty Wells". Color, 8x10. Kitty Wells (1919-2012), who is known as "The Queen of Country Music", was the first woman country singer to sell a million records and have a number one recording ("It Wasn't God Who Made Honky Tonk Angels", 1952). Wells, born Ellen Muriel Deason, who had began performing in 1935 with her sisters and a cousin as the Deason sisters, became a member of the Grand Ole Opry in 1952, and had a string of 23 Top Ten hits into the early 1970s. Wells, who had also performed with her husband, Johnnie Wright, as Wells and Wright and later as Johnnie Wright & the Harmony Girls, was also a popular concert attraction. She was inducted into the Country Music Association's Hall of Fame in 1976, received the Governor's Award for Outstanding Achievement in the Recording Industry from the National Association of Recording Arts and Sciences in 1981, was honored with the Academy of Country Music's Pioneer Award in 1985 and was presented with a Lifetime Achievement Grammy Award in 1991. Ink name (unknown hand) on verso (no show through). Fine condition.
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