- Released: June 4, 2002
- Originally Released: 2002
- Label: MCA Nashville
- 1.It Wasn't God Who Made Honky Tonk Angels
- 2.Release Me
- 3.One By One
- 4.Making Believe
- 5.As Long As I Live
- 6.Searching (For Someone Like You)
- 7.I Can't Stop Loving You
- 8.Mommy For A Day
- 9.Amigo's Guitar
- 10.Heartbreak U.S.A.
- 11.Will Your Lawyer Talk To God?
- 12.You Don't Hear
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Personnel includes: Kitty Wells, Red Foley.
Producer: Owen Bradley.
Compilation producer: Andy McKaine.
Recorded between 1952 & 1965. Includes liner notes by Joseph F. Laredo.
All tracks have been digitally remastered.
Liner Note Author: Joseph F. Laredo.
20th Century Masters - The Millennium Collection: The Best of Kitty Wells is a decent primer of her best years with Decca, collecting such definitive singles as "It Wasn't God Who Made Honky Tonk Angels," "Makin' Believe," "Heartbreak U.S.A.," "Mommy for a Day," and "Release Me." Tracks like "Will Your Lawyer Talk to God" reflect the strong, proto-feminist feeling of her work, which not only influenced further generations of female country artists but also echoed the sentiments of many women in the '50s and '60s. At only a dozen tracks long, 20th Century Masters - The Millennium Collection: The Best of Kitty Wells is no match for the Bear Family box or even more extensive single-disc collections like God's Honky Tonk Angel, but it's a concise collection of songs from country music's first queen. ~ Heather Phares