Complications from a recent stroke ended The Queen of Country's life on Monday.
Wells was the first female country singer the mostly male-dominated industry respected and paid attention to. She also was one to raise some controversy.
Her 1952 hit 'It Wasn't God Who Made Honky Tonk Angels' was a fiesty reply to Hank Thompson's 'Wild Side of Life.' The song was banned for a short time at NBC radio and the Grand Ole Opry, but eventually became the first song from a female artist to top the charts.
You can listen to the contentious song by clicking the title above.
RIP Kitty Wells. It looks like we have another Honky Tonk Angel looking over us.