All the great ladies of country music point to Kitty Wells as a major influence. Whether it's Loretta Lynn, Dolly Parton or the current female vocalists in the field, they all owe a huge debt of gratitude to the lady that led the way.

Kitty Wells didn't set the standard, she invented it. For more than a half century Kitty thrilled audiences around the country and around the world.

Here's Kitty singing her signature song "It Wasn't God Who Made Honky Tonk Angels". Sit back, turn it up and enjoy the Queen of Country Music.