Show Summary Details

Page of
PRINTED FROM American National Biography Online. © Oxford University Press, 2018. All Rights Reserved. Under the terms of the licence agreement, an individual user may print out a PDF of a single article in American National Biography Online for personal use (for details see Privacy Policy).

Wells, Kittylocked

(30 August 1919–16 July 2012)
  • Corey J. Murray


Wells, Kitty (30 August 1919–16 July 2012), country music singer, was born Ellen Muriel Deason in Nashville, Tennessee, the daughter of Charles Carey Deason, a brakeman on the Tennessee Central Railroad, and Myrtle Street. Growing up Muriel learned countless ballads from her father, an amateur guitarist who played local square dances, and gospel songs from her mother. As a teenager Muriel sang in the choir at the local Nazarene Church and learned a few guitar chords with the help of a classmate. Soon she was playing at picnics and church socials....

You do not currently have access to this article


Please login to access the full content.


Access to the full content requires a subscription