Kitty Wells, country music star, dies at 92

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Handout of Kitty Wells being inducted into the Country Music Association's Country Music Hall of FameNASHVILLE (Reuters) – Kitty Wells, the "Queen of Country Music," died this morning at her home in Nashville surrounded by family members, of complications from a stroke. She was 92. Among those mourning her today was Loretta Lynn, whose own rise to popularity came after Wells opened the doors for strong female voices in country music. "Kitty Wells will always be the greatest female country singer of all times," said Lynn in a statement released on her web site. "She was my hero. If I had never heard of Kitty Wells, I don't think I would have been a singer myself. … USA, LLC