Concert Will Mark ‘Angels’ 50th

Kitty Wells, 82, will be honored Sunday (June 23) at the Junction Jamboree, a benefit concert at Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium. Wells’ country classic “It Wasn’t God Who Made Honky Tonk Angels,” first appeared on Billboard’s country chart 50 years ago, in the issue dated July 19, 1952. A long list of country and bluegrass entertainers including Porter Wagoner, David Ball, Jerry and Tammy Sullivan, Vassar Clements and Danni Leigh, will pay tribute to Wells on the occasion of the song’s anniversary. Also, the C.F. Martin Guitar Company will unveil the “Honky Tonk Angel” signature series guitar, and state Sen. Joe Haynes will read a resolution from the State of Tennessee. Proceeds will go to NashvilleREAD and the Alzheimer’s Association of Middle Tennessee. 06/18/02