Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Johnnie Wright Will Be Missed

We lost another great one today. Johnnie Wright passed away today in his home. He was a solo performer as well as half of the chart-topping duo Johnnie and Jack. Strangely enough, we've got another Patsy Cline connection here - the Jack in the duo was Jack Anglin who died in a car crash on the way to a memorial service for Patsy, Hawkshaw Hawkins, Cowboy Copas, and Randy Hughes.

Johnnie is also well-known as the husband of the great Kitty Wells who is still with us.

Here is a really interesting article on his life and career. It also gives a behind the scenes look at how he convinced Kitty to change her name to such and brought her the now famous song "It Wasn't God Who Made Honky Tonk Angels":

Johnnie Wright, country star and husband of Kitty Wells, dies at 97

May he rest in peace.

Here he is with Bill Phillips and his daughter Ruby who passed in 2009:

3 comments:

DearHelenHartman said...

The Honky Tonk angels are welcoming him tonight. Love the clip.

Rueby... said...

I <3 you so :D Sad to hear of course, but I learn so much from your posts!

Sara In AZ said...

Oh, that's so sad. They had been married for quite some time. I hope Kitty will be ok.

I remember that post you did on their awesome house a while back, what a magical looking place it was!