My diva download for today is none other than Kitty Wells' "It Wasn't God Who Made Honky Tonk Angels."
The song was recorded by Kitty as a rebuttal to the "Wild Side of Life" by Hank Thompson. Hank sings of regret after his wife leaves him saying, he didn't know that "God made honky tonk angels." But Kitty said, "No way, Hank... It wasn't God who made honky tonk angels, it was the unfaithful actions of man himself that created unfaithful women!"
Quite a bold statement even for today's times, let alone in 1952! She was the first solo female artist to have a #1 country hit on the Billboard charts and led the way for many other female artists to climb the charts with their own feminist points of view. I'd say that makes Kitty Wells the ultimate Diva!
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