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Kitty Wells performs "Searching (For Someone Like You)"

Kitty Wells  performs "Searching (For Someone Like You)"

Ellen Muriel Deason (August 30, 1919 – July 16, 2012), known professionally as Kitty Wells, was an American pioneering female country music singer. She broke down a female barrier in country music with her 1952 hit recording, "It Wasn't God Who Made Honky Tonk Angels" which also made her the first female country singer to top the U.S. country charts, and turned her into the first female country star. Her Top 10 hits continued until the mid-1960s, inspiring a long list of female country singers who came to prominence in the 1960s.

 

Wells ranks as the sixth-most successful female vocalist in the history of Billboard's country charts, according to historian Joel Whitburn's book The Top 40 Country Hits, behind Dolly Parton, Loretta Lynn, Reba McEntire, Tammy Wynette, and Tanya Tucker. In 1976, she was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame. In 1991, she became the third country music artist, after Roy Acuff and Hank Williams, and the eighth woman to receive the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award. Her accomplishments earned her the nickname "Queen of Country Music"

Kitty Wells - Searching (For Someone Like You) lyrics

 

Searching, I've spent a lifetime, darling

Searching, looking for someone like you

Dreaming, in all my dreams I dream that someday

I'd find 

Someone like you

Other loves have come my way

But they were not for me

Tell me that you're here to stay

Don't ever set me free

'Cause I've been searching 

I've spent a lifetime, darling

Searching, looking for someone just like you

Other loves have come my way

But they were not for me

Tell me that you're here to stay

Don't ever set me free

'Cause I've been searching 

I've spent a lifetime, darling, searching

Looking for someone just like you


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