Listen: I’ve Been Loving You Too Long (To Stop Now) / Kitty Wells KittyWellsLovingTooLong
Now here’s some amazing information. Kitty Wells is 91, and has been married to husband Johnny for 73 years.
She’s released 35 albums and 90 singles. Check out some of her awards and achievements, they’re remarkable.
One of the most under appreciated of Kitty Wells’ releases came long after her star had settled to legend, in ’74. Phil Waldin, owner of Capricorn Records and at the time, extremely successful with his southern rock roster (The Allman Brothers Band, Wet Willie, The Marshall Tucker Band) decided to use his fortunate moment and pay tribute to her greatness with a recording deal.
With various members from the Capricorn roster, she recorded FOREVER YOUNG, from which ‘I’ve Been Loving You Too Long (To Stop Now)’ was released as the third single. Sadly out of step with both country and pop, the release underperformed and seems to get overlooked consistently.
A song often covered, this take on it is pretty unique. Who can possibly pass up Kitty Wells giving it a go.