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Kitty Wells with Johnny Wright and the Tennessee Hillbillies, circa 1942
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Ellen Muriel Deason was born on August 30, 1919 in Nashville, Tennessee and was later christened Kitty Wells by her husband Johnny Wright. They were married in 1937.
Johnny and Kitty posed for this portrait with Chet Atkins in Knoxville, TN, around 1942.