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Encyclopedia > Tammy Wynette
Tammy Wynette
Birth name Virginia Wynette Pugh
Also known as The First Lady of Country Music
Born May 5, 1942(1942-05-05)
Origin Ittawamba County, Mississippi
Died April 6, 1998 (aged 55)
Genre(s) Country Music
Occupation(s) Country music singer
Instrument(s) singing/guitar
Years active 1966 - 1998
Label(s) Epic Records
Associated
acts
Loretta Lynn, Dolly Parton, Lynn Anderson, George Jones, David Houston
Website Tammy Wynette Official Site

Tammy Wynette (May 5, 1942April 6, 1998) was an American country singer and songwriter. She was known as the "First Lady of Country Music" and one of her best-known songs, "Stand by Your Man," was one of the biggest selling hit singles by a woman in the history of the country music genre. is the 125th day of the year (126th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1942 (MCMXLII) was a common year starting on Thursday (the link will display the full 1942 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the U.S. state. ... is the 96th day of the year (97th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1998 (MCMXCVIII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display full 1998 Gregorian calendar). ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... This article includes a list of works cited but its sources remain unclear because it lacks in-text citations. ... This article includes a list of works cited but its sources remain unclear because it lacks in-text citations. ... For other uses, see Singer (disambiguation). ... A musical instrument is a device constructed or modified with the purpose of making music. ... Harry Belafonte singing, photograph by C. van Vechten Singing is the act of producing musical sounds with the voice, which is often contrasted with speech. ... For other uses, see Guitar (disambiguation). ... Year 1966 (MCMLXVI) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display full calendar) of the 1966 Gregorian calendar. ... In the music industry, a record label is a brand and a trademark associated with the marketing of music recordings and music videos. ... Epic Records is an American record label, owned and operated by Sony BMG. // Epic was launched originally as a jazz and classical music label in 1953 by CBS. Its bright-yellow, black and blue logo became a familiar trademark for many jazz and classical releases. ... Loretta Lynn (born Loretta Webb April 14, 1934) is an American country singer-songwriter and was one of the leading country female vocalists during the 1960s and 1970s and overall is revered as a country icon. ... Dolly Rebecca Parton (born January 19, 1946) is a Grammy-winning and Academy Award-nominated American country singer, songwriter, composer, author, actress, and philanthropist. ... Lynn Anderson (b. ... For other persons named George Jones, see George Jones (disambiguation). ... Charles David Houston (born December 9, 1938 in Bossier City, Louisiana; died November 30, 1993 in Bossier City) was an American country music singer. ... is the 125th day of the year (126th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1942 (MCMXLII) was a common year starting on Thursday (the link will display the full 1942 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 96th day of the year (97th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1998 (MCMXCVIII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display full 1998 Gregorian calendar). ... This article includes a list of works cited but its sources remain unclear because it lacks in-text citations. ... For other uses, see Singer (disambiguation). ... A songwriter is someone who writes the lyrics to songs, the musical composition or melody to songs, or both. ... For the song Stand by Your Man by LL Cool J, see 14 Shots to the Dome. ...

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Early life

Tammy Wynette was born Virginia Wynette Pugh near Tremont, Mississippi, the only child of William Hollice Pugh (died February 13, 1943) and Mildred Faye Russell (19221991). She was always called Wynette (pronounced Win-net), or Nettie, instead of Virginia. Tremont is a town located in Itawamba County, Mississippi. ... This article is about the U.S. state. ... is the 44th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1943 (MCMXLIII) was a common year starting on Friday (the link will display full 1943 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1922 (MCMXXII) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1991 (MCMXCI) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display the 1991 Gregorian calendar). ...


Her father was a farmer and local musician. He died of a brain tumor when Wynette was nine months of age. Her mother worked in an office, as a substitute school teacher, as well as on the family farm. After the death of Hollice Pugh, she left Wynette in the care of her parents, Thomas Chester and Flora A. Russell, and moved to Memphis to work in a World War II defense plant. In 1946, she married Foy Lee, a farmer from Mississippi. A brain tumor is any intracranial tumor created by abnormal and uncontrolled cell division, normally either in the brain itself (neurons, glial cells (astrocytes, oligodendrocytes, ependymal cells), lymphatic tissue, blood vessels), in the cranial nerves (myelin-producing Schwann cells), in the brain envelopes (meninges), skull, pituitary and pineal gland, or... For other uses, see Memphis (disambiguation). ... Combatants Allied powers: China France Great Britain Soviet Union United States and others Axis powers: Germany Italy Japan and others Commanders Chiang Kai-shek Charles de Gaulle Winston Churchill Joseph Stalin Franklin Roosevelt Adolf Hitler Benito Mussolini Hideki Tōjō Casualties Military dead: 17,000,000 Civilian dead: 33,000... Year 1946 (MCMXLVI) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full 1946 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Wynette was raised on the Itawamba County farm of her maternal grandparents where she was born. The place was partly on the border with Alabama. She often claimed that the state line ran right through their property, joking "my top half came from Alabama and my bottom half came from Mississippi". As a youngster, she worked in the fields picking cotton alongside the hired crews to get in the crop. She grew up with her aunt, Carolyn Russell, who was only five years older than she was. Wynette sang gospel tunes with her grandmother and learned to play the piano and the guitar. Itawamba County is a county located in the state of Mississippi. ... This article is about the U.S. State. ...


As a child and teenager, she found in country music an escape from her hard life. Wynette grew up idolizing Hank Williams, Skeeter Davis, Patsy Cline, and George Jones and would play their records over and over on the children's record player she owned, dreaming of one day being a star herself. This article is about Hank Williams, Sr. ... Skeeter Davis (born Mary Frances Penick December 30, 1931 – September 19, 2004) was an American Country Music Singer, who was best known for crossover Pop music songs of the early 1960s. ... Patsy Cline (b. ... For other persons named George Jones, see George Jones (disambiguation). ...

Tammy Wynette's 1969 Greatest Hits collection was the first album by a female country artist to sell over one million copies.
Tammy Wynette's 1969 Greatest Hits collection was the first album by a female country artist to sell over one million copies.

She attended Tremont High School, where she was an all-star basketball player. A month before graduation, she married her first husband, Euple Byrd. He was a construction worker, but had trouble holding down a job, and they moved several times. One of their homes had no running water. She worked as a waitress, receptionist, and barmaid, and also worked in a shoe factory. In 1963, she attended beauty school in Tupelo, Mississippi, and became a hairdresser; she would renew her cosmetology license every year for the rest of her life, just in case she should have to go back to a daily job. She left her first husband before the birth of their third daughter. He did not support her ambition to become a country singer, and, according to Wynette, told her "Dream on, Baby." Image File history File linksMetadata Wynettegthits. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Wynettegthits. ... Also: 1969 (Stargate SG-1) episode. ... Year 1963 (MCMLXIII) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Tupelo (IPA: [tu:pəlo]) is the largest city and county seat within Lee County, Mississippi. ...


Her baby developed spinal meningitis and Wynette tried to make extra money by performing at night. In 1965, Wynette sang on the Country Boy Eddie Show on WBRC-TV in Birmingham, Alabama, which led to some appearances with Porter Wagoner. In 1966, she moved with her three girls from Birmingham to Nashville, Tennessee, where she pounded the pavement to get a recording contract. After being turned down repeatedly by every other record company she'd met with, she auditioned for producer Billy Sherrill, who signed her to Epic Records. Year 1965 (MCMLXV) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full calendar) of the 1965 Gregorian calendar. ... Nickname: Location in Jefferson County in the state of Alabama Coordinates: , Country State County Jefferson, Shelby Government  - Mayor Bernard Kincaid (D) Area  - City  151. ... The Porter Wagoner Show, RCA, 1963 Porter Wagoner (born August 12, 1927, in Howell County, Missouri, in the Ozark Mountains) is an American country music singer. ... Year 1966 (MCMLXVI) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display full calendar) of the 1966 Gregorian calendar. ... “Nashville” redirects here. ... Official language(s) English Capital Nashville Largest city Memphis Largest metro area Nashville Metropolitan Area Area  Ranked 36th  - Total 42,169 sq mi (109,247 km²)  - Width 120 miles (195 km)  - Length 440 miles (710 km)  - % water 2. ... Billy Sherrill (born Campbell, Alabama, November 5, 1936) was a record producer and arranger who is most famous for his association with a number of country artists, most notably Tammy Wynette. ... Epic Records is an American record label, owned and operated by Sony BMG. // Epic was launched originally as a jazz and classical music label in 1953 by CBS. Its bright-yellow, black and blue logo became a familiar trademark for many jazz and classical releases. ...


Rise to fame

Once she was signed to Epic, Sherrill suggested she change her name to make more of an impression. According to her 1979 memoir, Stand by Your Man, during their meeting, Wynette was wearing her long, blonde hair in a ponytail, and Sherill noted that she reminded him of Debbie Reynolds in the film "Tammy and the Bachelor," and suggested "Tammy" as a possible name; thus she became Tammy Wynette. Also: 1979 by Smashing Pumpkins. ... Debbie Reynolds (born April 1, 1932) is an American actress, dancer and singer. ... Tammy and the bachelor is a 1957 Romantic Comedy and the first of the four Tammy Movies. ...


Her first single, "Apartment #9" (written by Johnny Paycheck), was released in late 1966, and reached the top forty on the U.S. country charts. In 1967 she had hits with "Your Good Girl's Gonna Go Bad," "My Elusive Dreams" (a duet with David Houston), and "I Don't Wanna Play House," all of which reached the country top ten. Johnny Paycheck (May 31, 1938 – February 18, 2003) was a country music singer. ... Year 1966 (MCMLXVI) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display full calendar) of the 1966 Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1967 (MCMLXVII) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display full calendar) of the 1967 Gregorian calendar. ... Charles David Houston (born December 9, 1938 in Bossier City, Louisiana; died November 30, 1993 in Bossier City) was an American country music singer. ...


Wynette had three number one hits in 1968: "Take Me to Your World," "D-I-V-O-R-C-E," and her best known song, "Stand by Your Man" (which she said she wrote in fifteen minutes). In 1969, she had two additional number one hits: "Singing My Song" and "The Ways to Love a Man." That same year, Wynette earned a Gold record (awarded for albums selling in excess of one million copies) for "Tammy Wynette's Greatest Hits." She was the first female country artist to do so. Year 1968 (MCMLXVIII) was a leap year starting on Monday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... For the song Stand by Your Man by LL Cool J, see 14 Shots to the Dome. ... Also: 1969 (Stargate SG-1) episode. ... The description Gold Album is applied to recorded music albums that have sold a minimum number of copies (in the US, currently 500,000 sales). ...


Director Bob Rafelson used a number of her songs in the soundtrack of his 1970 film Five Easy Pieces. Her chart success continued into the 1970s with such hits as "Good Lovin' (Makes it Right)" (1971), "He Loves Me All the Way" (1971), "Bedtime Story" (1972), "Kids Say the Darndest Things" (1973), "Woman to Woman" (1974), "You and Me" (1976), "'Til I can Make it on My Own" (1976), and "Womanhood" (1978). Many of Wynette's early hits were either written or co-written by Glenn Sutton, husband to one of her biggest competitors at the time, Lynn Anderson. Year 1970 ([[Rf 1970 == January 1 - The Unix epoch begins at 00:00:00 UTC January 2 - The last studio performance of The Beatles oman numerals|MCMLXX]]) was a common year starting on Thursday (link shows full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Five Easy Pieces is a 1970 film written by Carole Eastman (as Adrien Joyce) and Bob Rafelson, and directed by Rafelson. ... Year 1971 (MCMLXXI) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full calendar) of the 1971 Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1971 (MCMLXXI) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full calendar) of the 1971 Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1972 (MCMLXXII) was a leap year starting on Saturday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... For the song by James Blunt, see 1973 (song). ... Year 1974 (MCMLXXIV) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full calendar) of the 1974 Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1976 Pick up sticks(MCMLXXVI) was a leap year starting on Thursday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1976 Pick up sticks(MCMLXXVI) was a leap year starting on Thursday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1978 (MCMLXXVIII) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays the 1978 Gregorian calendar). ... Glenn Sutton (September 28, 1937 - April 17, 2007)[1] was a country music songwriter and producer. ... Lynn Anderson (b. ...

Tammy Wynette's album called Your Good Girl's Gonna Go Bad. She released a hit single that year by the same name.
Tammy Wynette's album called Your Good Girl's Gonna Go Bad. She released a hit single that year by the same name.

She married her second husband shortly after her first divorce became final. While still married to him, however, she began a relationship with George Jones, a legendary country performer who was known to have a problem with alcoholism. (They were first involved around 1968.) Eventually Wynette parted with her second husband and married Jones in Ringgold, Georgia, with whom she had a daughter, Georgette (born in 1970.) It was a difficult marriage, however, due largely to Jones' drinking, and they were divorced in 1975; During their years together, they recorded a number of duet albums, starting in 1971, the first being the Top-10 hit "Take Me" (...to your darkest room, close every window and bolt every door). They would continue to record together, even after their divorce, through the mid 1990s. Image File history File links TammyGoodGirl. ... For other persons named George Jones, see George Jones (disambiguation). ... Alcoholism is the consumption of, or preoccupation with, alcoholic beverages to the extent that this behavior interferes with the drinkers normal personal, family, social, or work life, and may lead to physical or mental harm. ... Year 1968 (MCMLXVIII) was a leap year starting on Monday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Ringgold is a city located in Catoosa County, Georgia. ... Year 1970 ([[Rf 1970 == January 1 - The Unix epoch begins at 00:00:00 UTC January 2 - The last studio performance of The Beatles oman numerals|MCMLXX]]) was a common year starting on Thursday (link shows full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1975 (MCMLXXV) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1971 (MCMLXXI) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full calendar) of the 1971 Gregorian calendar. ...


Home life and problems

Aside from her music, Wynette's private life was as tumultuous as many of her songs. Over the course of her life, she had five husbands: Euple Byrd (married 1959–divorced 1966); Don Chapel (married 1967–annulled 1968); George Jones (married 1969–divorced 1975); Michael Tomlin (married 1976–annulled 1976); and George Richey (married 1978–her death 1998). Year 1959 (MCMLIX) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1966 (MCMLXVI) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display full calendar) of the 1966 Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1967 (MCMLXVII) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display full calendar) of the 1967 Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1968 (MCMLXVIII) was a leap year starting on Monday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... For other persons named George Jones, see George Jones (disambiguation). ... Also: 1969 (Stargate SG-1) episode. ... Year 1975 (MCMLXXV) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1976 Pick up sticks(MCMLXXVI) was a leap year starting on Thursday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1976 Pick up sticks(MCMLXXVI) was a leap year starting on Thursday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1978 (MCMLXXVIII) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays the 1978 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 1998 (MCMXCVIII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display full 1998 Gregorian calendar). ...


She and Byrd had three children, Gwendolyn Lee ("Gwen") Byrd (born 1961), Jacquelyn Faye ("Jackie") Byrd (born 1962) and Tina Denise Byrd (born 1965), and she and Jones had one child, Tamala Georgette Jones (born 1970). Year 1961 (MCMLXI) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1962 (MCMLXII) was a common year starting on Monday (the link is to a full 1962 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1965 (MCMLXV) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full calendar) of the 1965 Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1970 ([[Rf 1970 == January 1 - The Unix epoch begins at 00:00:00 UTC January 2 - The last studio performance of The Beatles oman numerals|MCMLXX]]) was a common year starting on Thursday (link shows full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Tammy had a publicized relationship with actor Burt Reynolds in the 1970s. Her fourth marriage, to Michael Tomlin, lasted only six weeks. She finally found lasting love and married noted songwriter/producer George Richey, who became her manager. In 1978, she was mysteriously abducted by a masked man at a Nashville shopping center, driven 80 miles south in her luxury car, beaten and released. No one was ever arrested or identified. Burt Reynolds (born Burton Reynolds Jr. ... Year 1978 (MCMLXXVIII) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays the 1978 Gregorian calendar). ...


She also had a number of serious physical ailments beginning in the 1970s, including operations on her gall bladder, kidney and on the nodules on her throat.


A country music queen

During the late 1960s and early 1970s, Wynette dominated the country charts. She had seventeen number one hits. Along with Loretta Lynn, Dolly Parton, Dottie West, and Lynn Anderson, she helped redefine the role and place of female country singers. Beginning in the early 1980s, however, her chart success began to wane, although she was still a name remembered in popular culture (the 1980s game show Press Your Luck had a country-singing Whammy known as "Tammy Whamette"). While her singles and albums continued to reach the country top forty, they occurred with less frequency than the previous decade. In 1982 she recorded a track with The Ray Conniff Singers, a rendition of "Delta Dawn", in order to be included in the Conniff's duets album "The Nashville Connection", but finally the track didn't enter. Meanwhile, her medical problems continued, including inflammations of her bile duct. In 1986, she acted on the CBS TV soap opera Capitol. In 1988, she filed for bankruptcy as a result of a bad investment in two Florida shopping centers. Her 1987 album "Higher Ground" broke through with a new contemporary sound, broadening her audience. Loretta Lynn (born Loretta Webb April 14, 1934) is an American country singer-songwriter and was one of the leading country female vocalists during the 1960s and 1970s and overall is revered as a country icon. ... Dolly Rebecca Parton (born January 19, 1946) is a Grammy-winning and Academy Award-nominated American country singer, songwriter, composer, author, actress, and philanthropist. ... Dottie West (born Dorothy Marie Marsh October 11, 1932 – September 4, 1991) was an American country music singer. ... Lynn Anderson (b. ... Press Your Luck is an American television daytime game show originally broadcast on CBS from 1983 to 1986 where contestants collected spins by answering trivia questions, and then used the spins on an 18-space gameboard full of cash and prizes. ... The Ray Conniff Singers were a vocal group established 1959 by composer-arranger-bandleader Ray Conniff. ... Year 1986 (MCMLXXXVI) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link displays 1986 Gregorian calendar). ... This article is about the broadcast network. ... The first TIME cover devoted to soap operas: Dated January 12, 1976, Bill Hayes and Susan Seaforth Hayes of Days of our Lives are featured with the headline Soap Operas: Sex and suffering in the afternoon. A soap opera is an ongoing, episodic work of fiction, usually broadcast on television... Year 1988 (MCMLXXXVIII) was a leap year starting on Friday (link displays 1988 Gregorian calendar). ... Official language(s) English Capital Tallahassee Largest city Jacksonville Largest metro area Miami metropolitan area Area  Ranked 22nd  - Total 65,795[1] sq mi (170,304[1] km²)  - Width 361 miles (582 km)  - Length 447 miles (721 km)  - % water 17. ... Year 1987 (MCMLXXXVII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link displays 1987 Gregorian calendar). ...


She recorded a song with the British electronica group The KLF in late 1991 titled "Justified and Ancient (Stand by the JAMs)," which became a number one hit in eighteen countries the following year. In the video, scrolling electronic titles said that "Miss Tammy Wynette is the first lady of country music." Wynette appeared in the video seated on a throne. Electronica refers to a wide range of contemporary electronic music designed for a wide range of uses, including foreground listening, some forms of dancing, and background music for other activities; but unlike electronic dance music, is not specifically focused on the dance floor. ... The KLF (also known as The Justified Ancients of Mu Mu (The JAMs), The Timelords and other names) were one of the seminal bands of the British acid house movement during the late 1980s and early 1990s. ... Year 1991 (MCMXCI) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display the 1991 Gregorian calendar). ... Justified and Ancient is a song by British band The KLF (Bill Drummond and Jimmy Cauty) which featured on their 1991 album The White Room but with origins dating back to the duos debut album, 1987 (What the Fuck Is Going On?). The song was remade and rereleased in...


In 1992, future First Lady Hillary Rodham Clinton said during a 60 Minutes interview that she wasn't "some little woman, standing by my man, like Tammy Wynette." The remark set off a firestorm of controversy and Wynette demanded, and received, an apology from Clinton. (Hillary Clinton's remark aside, Wynette was nonetheless a Clinton supporter, and later performed at a Clinton fundraiser.) Year 1992 (MCMXCII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will display full 1992 Gregorian calendar). ... Hillary Diane Rodham Clinton (born October 26, 1947) is the junior United States Senator from New York, and is a candidate for the Democratic nomination in the 2008 presidential election. ... This article is about the CBS news magazine. ...


Comeback

The 1993 album Honky Tonk Angels gave her a chance to record with Dolly Parton and Loretta Lynn for the first time; though yielding no hit singles, the album did well on the country charts. The following year, she released Without Walls, a collection of duets with a number of country, pop and rock and roll performers, including Wynonna Judd, Elton John, Lyle Lovett, Aaron Neville, Smokey Robinson, Sting and a number of others. Year 1993 (MCMXCIII) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full 1993 Gregorian calendar). ... Dolly Rebecca Parton (born January 19, 1946) is a Grammy-winning and Academy Award-nominated American country singer, songwriter, composer, author, actress, and philanthropist. ... Loretta Lynn (born Loretta Webb April 14, 1934) is an American country singer-songwriter and was one of the leading country female vocalists during the 1960s and 1970s and overall is revered as a country icon. ... Wynonna Ellen Judd (born May 30, 1964) is an American country music singer. ... Sir Elton Hercules[1] John CBE[2] (born Reginald Kenneth Dwight on 25 March 1947) is a five-time Grammy and one-time Academy Award-winning English pop/rock singer, composer and pianist. ... Lyle Lovett, from the cover of 1996s The Road to Ensenada Lyle Lovett (born in Klein, Texas on November 1, 1957) is an American singer-songwriter. ... Aaron Neville (born January 24, 1941 in New Orleans, Louisiana) is an American soul and R&B singer. ... William Smokey Robinson, Jr. ... Sting in Budapest, 2000 Gordon Matthew Sumner, CBE (born October 2, 1951), usually known by his stage name Sting, is an English musician from Newcastle upon Tyne. ...


Wynette also designed and sold her own line of jewelry in the 1990s. In 1994, she suffered an abdominal infection that almost killed her. She was in a coma for six days. In 1995, she and George Jones recorded their first new duet album in thirteen years. They last performed together in 1997 at Concerts in the Country Lanierland, Georgia Year 1994 (MCMXCIV) The year 1994 was designated as the International Year of the Family and the International Year of the Sport and the Olympic Ideal by the United Nations. ... Year 1995 (MCMXCV) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display full 1995 Gregorian calendar). ...


Wynette lent her vocals on the UK #1 hit Perfect Day in 1997, which was written by Lou Reed. Perfect Day is a song written by Lou Reed in 1972, made famous in the 1990s through featuring in the film Trainspotting (1996), and after its release as a charity single in 1997. ... For the band, see 1997 (band). ... Lewis Reed[1] (born March 2, 1942) is an American rock singer-songwriter and guitarist. ...


Death

After years of medical problems, numerous hospitalizations, approximately twenty-six major surgeries and an addiction to large doses of pain medication, Tammy Wynette died while sleeping on the couch in her living room in Nashville, Tennessee in 1998. The coroner later declared that she died of a cardiac arrhythmia over the phone without ever seeing her. She is interred in Woodlawn Memorial Park Cemetery, Nashville. For the thrash metal band, see Coroner (band). ... Cardiac arrhythmia is any of a group of conditions in which the electrical activity of the heart is irregular or is faster or slower than normal. ... This article needs additional references or sources for verification. ... Woodlawn Memorial Park Cemetery is located at 660 Thompson Lane in Nashville, Tennessee. ...


Legacy

In 2002, she was ranked #2 on CMT's 40 Greatest Women in Country Music. Also see: 2002 (number). ... CMT can refer to: Cadmium Mercury Telluride Canal Metropolitano Televisión Catalog Management Table Certified Market Technician Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease Childrens Musical Theatreworks of Fresno, California Chip Multi Threading Comision del Mercado de las Telecommunicaciones, the Spanish communications industry regulator. ...


In 2003 a survey of country music writers, producers and stars listed "Stand By Your Man" as the top country song of all time. Country Music Television broadcast a special for the top 100 songs, with the #1 song performed by Martina McBride. Year 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Country Music Television, or CMT as it usually called, is an American country music oriented cable television channel. ... Martina McBride (born Martina Mariea Schiff, July 29, 1966 in Sharon, Kansas) is an American Grammy nominated country music singer-songwriter. ...


Judson Baptist Church, who neighbors Wynette's house, purchased the house, which belonged to Hank Williams before he died, and the land for a little over a million dollars. The Wynette house is used as a Youth Center as well as a guest house.


Stand By Your Man is sung in The Blues Brothers 1980 motion picture, by both Jake and Elwood Blues, at Bob's Country Bunker.


Discography

Charted Singles

Year Single US Hot 100 US Country Album
1967 "Apartment No. 9" - 44 Your Good Girl's Gonna Go Bad
1967 "Your Good Girl's Gonna Go Bad" - 3 Your Good Girl's Gonna Go Bad
1967 "My Elusive Dreams" (with David Houston) 89 1 My Elusive Dreams (with David Houston)
1967 "I Don't Wanna Play House" - 1 Take Me to Your World
1968 "Take Me to Your World" - 1 Take Me to Your World
1968 "It's All Over" (with David Houston) - 11 My Elusive Dreams (with David Houston)
1968 "D-I-V-O-R-C-E" 63 1 D-I-V-O-R-C-E
1968 "Stand by Your Man" 19 1 Stand By Your Man
1969 "Singing My Song" 75 1 Tammy's Greatest Hits
1969 "The Ways to Love a Man" 81 1 The Ways to Love a Man
1970 "I'll See Him Through" 100 2 Tammy's Touch
1970 "He Loves Me All the Way" 97 1 Tammy's Touch
1970 "Run Woman, Run" 92 1 The First lady
1971 "The Wonders You Perform" - 5 Greatest Hits Vol. 2
1971 "We Sure Can Love Each Other" - 2 We Sure Can Love Each Other
1971 "Good Lovin' (Makes It Right)" - 1 My Man
1972 "Take Me" (with George Jones) - 9 We Go Together (with George Jones)
1972 "Bedtime Story" 86 1 Bedtime Story
1972 "Reach Out Your Hand (And Touch Somebody)" - 2 Bedtime Story
1972 "My Man" - 1 My Man
1972 "The Ceremony" (with George Jones) - 6 Me and the First Lady (with George Jones)
1973 "Old Fashioned Singing" (with George Jones) - 38 We Love to Sing About Jesus (with George Jones)
1973 "Let's Build A World Together" (with George Jones) - 32 Let's Build A World Together (with George Jones)
1973 "Till I Get It Right" - 1 My Man
1973 "Kids Say the Darndest Things" 72 1 Kids Say the Darndest Things
1973 "We're Gonna Hold On" (with George Jones) - 1 We're Gonna Hold On (with George Jones)
1974 "Another Lonely Song" - 1 Another Lonely Song
1974 "(We're Not) The Jet Set" (with George Jones) - 15 We're Gonna Hold On (with George Jones)
1974 "Woman to Woman" - 4 Woman to Woman
1975 "You Make Me Want To Be A Mother" - 4 Greatest Hits Vol. 3
1975 "God's Gonna Get' Cha For That" (with George Jones) - 25 George and Tammy and Tina
1975 "I Still Believe in Fairy Tales" - 13 I Still Believe in Fairy Tales
1976 "'Til I Can Make It on My Own" 84 1 'Til I Can Make It on My Own
1976 "Golden Ring" (with George Jones) - 1 Golden Ring (with George Jones)
1976 "You and Me" - 1 You and Me
1977 "Near You" (with George Jones) - 1 Golden Ring (with George Jones)
1977 "Let's Get Together (One Last Time)" - 6 Let's Get Together
1977 "Southern California" (with George Jones) - 5 Greatest Hits (with George Jones)
1977 "One of a Kind" - 6 One of a Kind
1978 "Womanhood" - 3 Womanhood
1979 "They Call It Makin' Love" - 6 Just Tammy
1979 "No One Else In The World" - 7 Just Tammy
1980 "Two Story House" (with George Jones) - 2 Together Again (with George Jones)
1980 "He Was There (When I Needed You)" - 17 Only Lonely Sometimes
1980 "Starting Over" - 17 Only Lonely Sometimes
1980 "Pair of Old Sneakers" (with George Jones) - 19 Together Again (with George Jones)
1981 "Cowboys Don't Shoot Straight Like They Used To" - 21 You Brought Me Back
1981 "Crying in the Rain" - 18 You Brought Me Back
1982 "Another Chance" - 8 Soft Touch
1982 "You Still Get to Me in My Dreams" - 16 Soft Touch
1983 "A Good Night's Love" - 19 Good Love and Heartbreak
1983 "Unwed Fathers" - 63 Even the Strong Get Lonely
1984 "Lonely Heart" - 40 (Single Only)
1985 "Sometimes When We Touch" (with Mark Gray) - 6 Sometimes When We Touch
1986 "Alive and Well" - 53 (Single Only)
1987 "Your Love" - 12 Higher Ground
1988 "Talkin' to Myself Again" - 16 Higher Ground
1988 "Beneath a Painted Sky" - 25 Higher Ground
1989 "Next to You" - 51 Next to You
1991 "We're Strangers Again" (with Randy Travis) - 49 Heart Over Mind
1992 ""Justified and Ancient (Stand by the JAMs)" (with The KLF) 11 - The White Room (KLF album)
1993 "Silver Threads and Golden Needles" (with Dolly Parton and Loretta Lynn) - 68 Honky Tonk Angels (with Dolly Parton and Loretta Lynn)
1994 "Girl Thang" (with Wynonna) - 64 Without Walls
1998 "Stand by Your Man" (re-release) - 56 Collector's Edition

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Albums

Year Album U.S. Country
1967 My Elusive Dreams 11
1967 Your Good Girl's Gonna Go Bad 7
1968 D-I-V-O-R-C-E 1
1969 Inspiration 19
1969 Stand by Your Man 2
1969 Tammy's Greatest Hits 2
1970 Christmas With Tammy -
1970 Tammy's Touch 1
1970 The First Lady 2
1970 The Ways to Love a Man 3
1970 The World of Tammy Wynette 8
1971 Tammy's Greatest Hits: Volume 2 5
1971 We Go Together 3
1971 We Can Sure Love Each Other 8
1972 Bedtime Story 7
1972 Me and the First Lady 6
1973 Kids Say the Darndest Things 3
1973 Let's Build a World Together 12
1973 My Man 2
1973 The First Songs of the First Lady 17
1974 Another Lonely Song 8
1974 We're Gonna Hold On 3
1974 Woman to Woman 21
1975 George & Tammy & Tina 37
1975 I Still Believe in Fairytales 24
1975 Tammy Wynette's Greatest Hits: Volume 3 28
1976 Til' I Can Make It On My Own 3
1976 Golden Ring 1
1976 You and Me 4
1977 Greatest Hits 23
1977 Let's Get Together 19
1977 One of a Kind 32
1978 Greatest Hits: Volume 4 37
1978 Womanhood 14
1979 Just Tammy 25
1980 Only Lonely Sometimes 37
1980 Starting Over 17
1980 Together Again 26
1981 You Brought Me Back 21
1981 Encore 44
1983 Biggest Hits 64
1983 Even the Strong Get Lonely 66
1983 Good Love and Heartbreak 62
1985 Sometimes When We Touch 32
1987 Higher Ground 43
1989 Next to You 42
1990 Heart Over Mind 64
1993 Honky Tonk Angels 6
1994 Without Walls -
1995 One 12
1995 George and Tammy Super Hits -

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Year 1970 ([[Rf 1970 == January 1 - The Unix epoch begins at 00:00:00 UTC January 2 - The last studio performance of The Beatles oman numerals|MCMLXX]]) was a common year starting on Thursday (link shows full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1970 ([[Rf 1970 == January 1 - The Unix epoch begins at 00:00:00 UTC January 2 - The last studio performance of The Beatles oman numerals|MCMLXX]]) was a common year starting on Thursday (link shows full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1970 ([[Rf 1970 == January 1 - The Unix epoch begins at 00:00:00 UTC January 2 - The last studio performance of The Beatles oman numerals|MCMLXX]]) was a common year starting on Thursday (link shows full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1971 (MCMLXXI) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full calendar) of the 1971 Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1971 (MCMLXXI) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full calendar) of the 1971 Gregorian calendar. ... We Go Together is an album by American country music artists George Jones and Tammy Wynette. ... Year 1971 (MCMLXXI) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full calendar) of the 1971 Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1972 (MCMLXXII) was a leap year starting on Saturday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1972 (MCMLXXII) was a leap year starting on Saturday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Me and the First Lady is an album by country music artists George Jones and Tammy Wynette. ... For the song by James Blunt, see 1973 (song). ... For the song by James Blunt, see 1973 (song). ... Lets Build a World Together is an album by country music artists George Jones and Tammy Wynette. ... For the song by James Blunt, see 1973 (song). ... For the song by James Blunt, see 1973 (song). ... Year 1974 (MCMLXXIV) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full calendar) of the 1974 Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1974 (MCMLXXIV) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full calendar) of the 1974 Gregorian calendar. ... Were Gonna Hold On is an album by country music artists George Jones and Tammy Wynette. ... Year 1974 (MCMLXXIV) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full calendar) of the 1974 Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1975 (MCMLXXV) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... George & Tammy & Tina is an album by American country music artists George Jones and Tammy Wynette. ... Year 1975 (MCMLXXV) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1975 (MCMLXXV) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1976 Pick up sticks(MCMLXXVI) was a leap year starting on Thursday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1976 Pick up sticks(MCMLXXVI) was a leap year starting on Thursday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Golden Ring is an album by American country music artists George Jones and Tammy Wynette. ... Year 1976 Pick up sticks(MCMLXXVI) was a leap year starting on Thursday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Also: 1977 (album) by Ash. ... Also: 1977 (album) by Ash. ... Also: 1977 (album) by Ash. ... Year 1978 (MCMLXXVIII) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays the 1978 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 1978 (MCMLXXVIII) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays the 1978 Gregorian calendar). ... Also: 1979 by Smashing Pumpkins. ... Year 1980 (MCMLXXX) was a leap year starting on Tuesday (link displays the 1980 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 1980 (MCMLXXX) was a leap year starting on Tuesday (link displays the 1980 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 1980 (MCMLXXX) was a leap year starting on Tuesday (link displays the 1980 Gregorian calendar). ... Together Again is an album by country music artists George Jones and Tammy Wynette. ... Year 1981 (MCMLXXXI) was a common year starting on Thursday (link displays the 1981 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 1981 (MCMLXXXI) was a common year starting on Thursday (link displays the 1981 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 1983 (MCMLXXXIII) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays the 1983 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 1983 (MCMLXXXIII) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays the 1983 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 1983 (MCMLXXXIII) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays the 1983 Gregorian calendar). ... This article is about the year. ... Year 1987 (MCMLXXXVII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link displays 1987 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 1989 (MCMLXXXIX) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays 1989 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 1990 (MCMXC) was a common year starting on Monday (link displays the 1990 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 1993 (MCMXCIII) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full 1993 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 1994 (MCMXCIV) The year 1994 was designated as the International Year of the Family and the International Year of the Sport and the Olympic Ideal by the United Nations. ... Year 1995 (MCMXCV) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display full 1995 Gregorian calendar). ... One is an album by American country music artists George Jones and Tammy Wynette. ... Year 1995 (MCMXCV) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display full 1995 Gregorian calendar). ... Tammy Wynette chronology George and Tammy Super Hits is an album bu American country music artists George Jones and Tammy Wynette. ...

Awards

Grammy Awards

Year 1967 (MCMLXVII) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display full calendar) of the 1967 Gregorian calendar. ... The Grammy Award for Best Female Country Vocal Performance was first awarded in 1965. ... Also: 1969 (Stargate SG-1) episode. ... The Grammy Award for Best Female Country Vocal Performance was first awarded in 1965. ...

References

  • Bufwack, Mary A. (1998). "Tammy Wynette". In The Encyclopedia of Country Music. Paul Kingsbury, Editor. New York: Oxford University Press. pp. 602-3.
  • Daly, Jackie, 2000. A Daughter Recalls Her Mother's Tragic Life and Death. G.P. Putnam's Sons New York. ISBN 0-425-17925-7
  • Wynette, Tammy, 1979. Stand by Your Man. Simon & Schuster, New York. ISBN 0-671-22884-6

Year 2000 (MM) was a leap year starting on Saturday (link will display full 2000 Gregorian calendar). ... G. P. Putnams Sons was a major United States book publisher based in New York City, New York. ... Also: 1979 by Smashing Pumpkins. ... Jean-François Millet Le Semeur (The Sower) Simon & Schuster logo, circa 1961. ...

See also

The Academy of Country Music (ACM) was founded in 1964 in Los Angeles, California. ... The Country Music Association (CMA) was founded in 1958 in Nashville, Tennessee. ... This official history of the Country Music Hall of Fame skirts the scandals well-documented by veteran Music Row historian Stacy Harris. ... This is an alphabetical list of notable country music performers. ... The worlds best-selling music artists cannot be listed officially, as there is no organization that has recorded global music sales in the manner that the RIAA does in the United States. ...

External links

  • Official Site
  • Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum — Tammy Wynette
  • Tammy's Official Discography With Original Picture Sleeve
  • An excellent in depth bio of Tammy Wynette written by a devoted fan
  • Tammy Wynette at Rolling Stone

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