Tammy Wynette (born Virginia Wynette Pugh; May 5, 1942 – April 6, 1998) was an American country music singer-songwriter and one of country music's best-known artists and biggest-selling female singers.
Wynette was called the "First Lady of Country Music", and her best-known song, "Stand by Your Man", is one of the best-selling hit singles by a woman in the history of country music. Many of her hits dealt with classic themes of loneliness, divorce, and the difficulties of life and relationships. During the late 1960s and early 1970s, Wynette charted 23 No. 1 songs. Along with Loretta Lynn and Dolly Parton, she is credited with having defined the role of women in country music during the 1970s.
Wynette's marriage to country music singer George Jones in 1969, which ended in divorce in 1975, created a country music "couple", following the earlier success of Johnny Cash and June Carter Cash. Jones and Wynette recorded a sequence of albums and singles that hit the charts throughout the 1970s and early eighties.
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Tammy Wynette was born on May 5, 1942, in Itawamba County, Mississippi. By 1965, she was a divorced mother of three working at a beauty salon in Memphis. After appearing on The Porter Wagoner Show, she moved to Nashville, and signed to Epic Record. Her best known song is «Stand By Your Man» (1968). Wynette was in a stormy marriage with country star George Jones form 1969-1975. The pairContinued to record together after the marriage ended. Wynette died in 1998.
Early in her career, Wynette released a number of successful singles, including «Your Girl's Gonna Fo Bad» and «D-I-V-O-R-C-E», which earned her a Grammy Award. in 1968,she won the first of three consecutive Country Music Association Female Vocalist of the Year honors. Later that year, Wynette released the most famous recording of her career - «Sand By Your Man», which peaked at No. 1 on the country charts, while reaching No. 19 on the pop charts. The blockbuster song sold over 2 million copies and became the bestselling single by a woman in the history of country music.
Country singer ans songwriter Tammy Wynette was born in Virginia Wynette Pugh, on May 5, 1942, in Itawamba County, Mississippi.
Wynette's father, guitarist William Hollis Pugh, died when she was eight months old. When her mother, Mildred Faye, moved to Birmingham, Alabama to work for the military, Wynette was sent to live with her sharecropper grandparents. She grew up in a musical household and as a teenager performed on a local Mississippi gospel radio show. While in her late teens, Wynette began a short-lived marriage to Euple Byrd.
In 1964, Wynette left her husband and took their children to live with some relatives in Birmingham, Alabama. There she supported her family by working in a beauty salon. Before long, Wynette landed a part-time spot on a local television program called the Country Boy Eddie show. She later moved to Nashville, where she auditioned for several labels before producer Billy Sherrill signed her to Epic Records in 1967.
In addition to a prosperous solo career, Wynette was noted for her collaborations with other country artists. Her most notable partner was fellow singer George Jones, whom she married in 1968. Jones adopted Wynette's three children (with his three from a previous marriage) they became a large extended family. The couple recorded 10 albums together and many of their singles became chart toppers, including «Take Me», «We Go Together», «We're Gonna Hold On» and «We Loved It Away». However, their songs united them only on stage and the duet ended their stormy marriage in 1975; they continued to record sporadically over the next two decades.
In the 1970s and 1980s, Wynette's music career continued to flourish with releases of The First Lady (1970), One of a Kind (1977), Sometimes When We Touch (1985) and Next To You (1989). In early 1990s, Wynette collaborated with the British pop Group KLF to create the international dance hit «Justified and Ancient» (1991), and with the country superstars Dolly Parton and Loretta Lynn for the album Honky Tonk Angels (1993). The 1995 album One marked Wynette's last recording with ex-husband George Jones.
Throughout the 1990s, Wynette was hospitalized a number of times before she died from a blood clot on April 6, 1998, at the age of 55. Later that year, she was posthumously inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame.
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George Jones and Tammy Wynette singing, "Golden Ring" (1976) and "Near You" (1976)
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(This is Dolly Parton at the memorial for Tammy Wynette in 1998.
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