Kitty Wells died yesterday at the thoroughly respectable age of 92. One of the first female country singers to make it big, she broke ground by topping the charts singing from a very specific and opinionated female perspective. Go to her Wikipedia page if you want to read about her heap of accomplishments (not least of which is a 74 year marriage)– or just raise a glass to an awesome lady who made awesome music and listen to her take on the double standard in this song:
As a side note, this is the third of my musical heroes to die recently.
First it was Levon Helm.
Then it was Doc Watson.
Bruce Springsteen, if you’re reading this, please take your vitamins, ok?