Even country music legends have performers they admire. For icon Loretta Lynn, that performer is none other than Kitty Wells.
On Sunday (March 7), the 88-year-old Lynn shared her love for Wells via Twitter. She wrote: “#KittyWells is the queen, and I’m just a #CoalMinersDaughter. I sure do love this new gown though! #StillWomanEnough #countrymusic #NewMusicAlert #style.”
The tweet also includes a photo that links to music services where you can listen to her new album, “Still Woman Enough.” Check it out below.
Fans of Loretta Lynn were very happy to share some love with her in response to her tweet on March 7.
“But for most you are the Queen, Kitty is a legend for being the first woman, that makes her the first Lady of Country, but everything you have done and won makes you the Queen of country music!” one fan posted.
“I don’t know, you’re looking mighty regal (in) that gown and chair. I think there’s a new Queen in town. Long live the queen,” another fan said in response.
There was also a fan who said country music is one of the things that brought him and with wife together. He shared this: “I know you probably won’t read this. When I met my wife 38 years ago… I told her Conway Twitty was my favorite singer… surprised that she said Loretta Lynn was her favorite….we were meant to be….36 years married now.”
‘Still Woman Enough’ Album by Loretta Lynn Available for Streaming Now
According to her website, Loretta Lynn’s “Still Woman Enough” album will be available on March 19. Some very famous female voices are joining her on the album. These names include Reba McEntire, Carrier Underwood, Tanya Tucker, and Margo Price. The album was produced by John Carter Cash and Patsy Lynn Russell, according to the website.
Watch the trailer for the album below. It is Loretta Lynn’s 50th album.
Details About Country Music Legend Kitty Wells
For country music fans who might not be too familiar with Kitty Wells, here is a video of her singing one of her most popular songs. The song is “It Wasn’t God Who Made Honky Tonk Angels.”
According to her biography on the website for the Country Music Hall of Fame, Wells was the “top female country star of her generation.” During her impressive career, 81 of her singles made it to the charts. She also had 35 Top Ten records on Billboard.
A few other of her more popular songs were: “Release Me,” “I Can’t Stop Loving You,” and “Heartbreak U.S.A.”
Wells entered the Country Music Hall of Fame in 1976. She was also awarded a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award in 1991. This made her the first female country star to earn that honor. In fact, only two other country performers had received that honor. They, of course, were also legends – Hank Williams and Roy Acuff. Wells died in 2012.
It’s easy to see why Loretta Lynn would think so highly of Kitty Wells and refer to Wells as “the queen.” Although, we all know Lynn is much more than just a “coal miner’s daughter.”