In 1952, Paul Cohen, then A&R for Decca Records, was looking for a female singer to record the answer to Hank Thompson's number one hit, "The Wild Side Of Life". He asked if Kitty would be interested in recording, "It Wasn't God Who Made Honky Tonk Angels". Even though the Grand Ole Opry banned the song and she was not allowed to perform it on the air at the time, the song became a million seller. Kitty Wells became the very first woman to top the US country charts.
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