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Tammy Wynette

Tammy Wynette
Wynette in 1971
Background information
Birth name Virginia Wynette Pugh
Born (1942-05-05)May 5, 1942
Tremont, Mississippi
Died April 6, 1998(1998-04-06) (aged 55)
Nashville, Tennessee
Genres Country, Nashville Sound
Occupation(s) Singer, songwriter
Instruments Vocals, guitar
Years active 1966 –1998
Labels Epic, MCA Nashville
Associated acts David Houston, Loretta Lynn, Dolly Parton, Wynonna Judd, Barbara Mandrell, Randy Travis
Website .comtammywynette

Virginia Wynette Pugh, known professionally by her stage name Tammy Wynette, (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. She was an American icon and a country music icon.

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 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.


  • Early years 1
    • Childhood and teen years 1.1
    • Rise to fame 1.2
  • Musical career 2
    • 1966–79: Breakthrough 2.1
    • 1980–1990: Career in the 1980s 2.2
    • 1990–1998: Final years 2.3
  • Personal life 3
    • Marriages 3.1
    • Children 3.2
    • Health problems 3.3
    • Death 3.4
    • Legacy 3.5
  • Discography 4
  • In popular culture 5
  • See also 6
  • Notes 7
  • References 8
  • External links 9

Early years

Childhood and teen years

Tammy Wynette was born Virginia Wynette Pugh[1] near Tremont, MS, the only child of William Hollice Pugh (died February 13, 1943) and Mildred Faye (née Russell) Pugh (1922–1991). Wynette's father was a farmer and local musician who died of a brain tumor when Wynette was nine months old. Her mother worked in an office, as a substitute school teacher, as well as on the family farm. After her husband's death, Mildred Pugh left her daughter in the care of her own parents, Thomas Chester Russell, and his wife, Flora, and moved to Memphis to work in a defense plant during World War II. In 1946, Mildred Pugh married Foy Lee, a farmer.[1]

Wynette grew up in her maternal grandparents' home, which had no indoor toilets or running water. She was raised with an aunt, Carolyn Russell, who was only five years older, thus more of a sister than an aunt. As a girl, Wynette taught herself to play a variety of musical instruments that had been left by her deceased father.[2]

Rise to fame

Wynette attended Tremont High School, where she was an all-star basketball player. A month before graduation, several months before her 18th birthday, she wed her first husband, Euple Byrd. He was a construction worker, but had trouble keeping a job, and they moved from place to place several times. Wynette worked as a waitress, a receptionist, and a barmaid, and also in a shoe factory. In 1963, she attended Beauty College in Tupelo, Mississippi, where she learned to be a hairdresser. She continued to renew her cosmetology license every year for the rest of her life – just in case she ever had to go back to a daily job.

She left Euple, her first husband, before the birth of their third daughter. That baby developed spinal meningitis, and Wynette tried to earn extra money by performing at night. Euple did not support her ambition to become a country singer, and, according to Wynette, as she drove away he told her "Dream on, Baby". Years later he appeared at one of her concerts as she was signing autographs and asked for one. She signed it "Dream on, baby."[3] In 1965, Wynette sang on the Country Boy Eddie Show on WBRC-TV in Birmingham,while working as a hairdresser in Midfield, AL, and this led to performances with Porter Wagoner. In 1966, she moved with her three daughters (Gwen, Tina and Jackie) from Birmingham to Nashville, Tennessee, where she attempted to get a recording contract. After being turned down repeatedly by all of the other record companies, she auditioned for the producer Billy Sherrill. Sherrill was originally reluctant to sign her up, but decided to do so after finding himself in need of a singer for Apartment No. 9. When Sherrill heard Wynette sing it, he was impressed and decided to sign her up to Epic Records in 1966.[4]

Musical career

1966–79: Breakthrough

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 Sherrill noted that she reminded him of Debbie Reynolds in the film Tammy and the Bachelor. He suggested "Tammy" as a possible name, so she became Tammy Wynette.

Her first single, Apartment No. 9 (written by Bobby Austin and Johnny Paycheck), was released in December 1966, and just missed the Top 40 on the Country charts, peaking at No. 44. It was followed by "Your Good Girl's Gonna Go Bad," which became a big hit, peaking at number three. The song launched a string of Top Ten hits that ran through the end of the '70s, interrupted only by three singles that didn't crack the Top Ten. After "Your Good Girl's Gonna Go Bad" was a success, "My Elusive Dreams", a duet with David Houston, became her first number one in the summer of 1967, followed by "I Don't Wanna Play House" later that year.[2] "I Don't Wanna Play House" won Wynette a Grammy award in 1967 for Best Female Country Vocal Performance, one of two wins for Wynette in that category.

During 1968 and 1969, Wynette had five number one hits – "Take Me to Your World," "D-I-V-O-R-C-E", "Stand by Your Man" (all 1968), "Singing My Song," and "The Ways to Love a Man" (both 1969).[2] "Stand by Your Man" was reportedly written in the Epic studio in just 15 minutes by Billy Sherrill and Wynette,[5] and was released at a time when the women's rights movement was beginning to stir in the U.S. The message in the song stated that a woman should stay with her man, despite his faults and shortcomings. It stirred up controversy and was criticized initially, and it became a lightning rod for feminists. Nevertheless, the song became very successful, reaching the top spot on the Country charts, and was also a Top 20 pop hit, peaking at No. 19 on the Billboard pop charts in 1968, Wynette's only Top 40 hit as a solo artist on the pop charts. In 1969, Wynette won the Grammy award for Best Female Country Vocal Performance for "Stand by Your Man", which is now, according to critics, considered a "classic" or Country music "standard". She earned a Gold record (awarded for albums selling in excess of 500,000 copies) for Tammy's Greatest Hits which was certified in 1970 by the RIAA. The album would later be awarded Platinum record status (awarded for albums selling in excess of 1,000,000 copies) in June 1989. In 1970, director Bob Rafelson used a number of her songs in the soundtrack of his 1970 film Five Easy Pieces.

Tammy Wynette on the set of the The Johnny Cash Show in 1977

During the early 1970s, Wynette, along with singer Loretta Lynn, ruled the country charts and was one of the most successful female vocalists of the genre. During the early 1970s, number one singles included "He Loves Me All the Way" "Run Woman, Run" and "The Wonders You Perform" (all from 1970), "Good Lovin' (Makes it Right)", "Bedtime Story" (both 1971) "My Man (Understands)", "'Til I Get it Right" (1972), and "Kids Say the Darndest Things" (1973). One of them, "The Wonders You Perform", was a hit in Italy in 1971, thanks to Ornella Vanoni, who recorded the song in an Italian version, "Domani è un altro giorno" ("Tomorrow is another day"). Concurrent to her solo success, a number of her duets with Jones reached the top ten on the U.S. country singles charts during this time, including "The Ceremony" (1972), "We're Gonna Hold On" (1973), and "Golden Ring" (1976). In 1968, Wynette became the second female vocalist to win the Country Music Association Awards' "Female Vocalist of the Year" award, later winning an additional two other times (1969, 1970). For nearly two decades, Wynette held the record for most consecutive wins, until 1987 when Reba McEntire won the award for the fourth consecutive time.

Tammy Wynette divorced her second husband, Don Chapel in 1968. Tammy married George Jones on February 16, 1969 in Country Music Television broadcast a special for the top 100 songs, with the No. 1 song performed by Martina McBride.

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

In April 2008, the CD "Stand By Your Man – The Best of Tammy Wynette," released by Sony BMG to mark the 10th anniversary of her death, entered the UK Official Album chart at number 23.

In April 2011, Wynette's 1968 original recording of "Stand By Your Man" was selected by the U.S. Library of Congress to be preserved as one of that year's 25 recordings chosen for their cultural significance.

In 2010, the Germany-based George Jones, which showcased his recordings for Musicor and included the earliest duets with Wynette.

A group of friends and volunteers are currently planning a Tammy Wynette Museum in Tremont, Mississippi. The State of Mississippi will provide part of the funding. There are also efforts to produce a Tammy Wynette stamp thru the US Postal Service.


In popular culture

  • Country singer Kellie Pickler has a song called "Where's Tammy Wynette" on her third album, 100 Proof.
  • The 1980s game show Press Your Luck, well known for the Whammy stealing contestants' cash and prizes, had a female Whammy known as "Tammy Whammette". One Whammy animation included Tammy Whammette singing, "It's good to have your money back again!", while her male guitarist proudly proclaimed, "Ladies and Gentlemen, Tammy Whammette!" and got a pie in the face in response.
  • The television show Grand Theft Auto V.

See also


  1. ^ a b Wynette, Tammy, with Joan Dew. Stand By Your Man. New York: Simon and Schuster, 1979. pp. 13–18, 34.
  2. ^ a b c  
  3. ^ Stand By Your Man, p. 83.
  4. ^ Stand By Your Man, p. 102.
  5. ^ In her 1979 autobiography, Stand By Your Man, p. 189, she wrote that it was written in "about fifteen minutes." In an interview with Tammy Wynette shown on the BBC 2 Television documentary "Tammy Wynette: 'till I Can Make It on My Own" she said it took 20 minutes to compose the words for "Stand By Your Man." June 7, 2010
  6. ^ a b c d "Tammy Wynette Biography". Retrieved 2015-08-25. 
  7. ^ Joan Dew. Singers and Sweethearts: The Women of Country Music. Dolphin, 1977. Also Roy Blount, Jr., "Country's Angels," Esquire, March 1977, pp. 62–66+.
  8. ^ The New York Times report on her memorial service reports her bankruptcy, April 10, 1998, p. D–19.
  9. ^ [4]
  10. ^ New York Times, April 7, 1998, p. A–24.
  11. ^ [5] Archived December 1, 2008 at the Wayback Machine
  12. ^ [6] Archived May 4, 2005 at the Wayback Machine
  13. ^ "Nightline Transcript – Making Hillary Clinton An Issue | The Clinton Years | FRONTLINE". PBS. Retrieved 2015-08-25. 
  14. ^ Quotation from a combination of partial quotations reported in Newsweek, vol. 131, No. 16, April 20, 1998, p. 59, and in the New York Times, Apr 7, 1998, p. A–24.
  15. ^ Georgette Jones (home  
  16. ^ Jimmy McDonough (February 22, 2011). Tammy Wynette: Tragic Country Queen. Penguin Group USA.  
  17. ^ "Tammy Wynette • Tammy Wynette joined the cast of the CBS soap". 2011-03-24. Retrieved 2015-08-25. 
  18. ^ See above, "Health Problems." Also, Yahlin Chang, "Country Music Mystery," Newsweek, April 19, 1999, p. 62.
  19. ^ New York Times, April 10, 1998, p. D–19.
  20. ^ The lawsuit and request for exhumation was reported by Yahlin Chang, "Country Music Mystery," Newsweek,April 19, 1999, p. 62.
  21. ^ Neil Cossar (May 4, 2011). "This Day in Music, May 5: Tammy Wynette and Elvis Presley". The Morton Report. Retrieved October 20, 2012. 
  22. ^ Edward Morris (May 9, 2012). "Tammy Wynette's Stepdaughter Says Singer's Children Agreed on Name Switch". CMT News. Retrieved October 20, 2012. 
  23. ^ Edward Morris (March 5, 2012). "Tammy Wynette's Name Removed From Her Nashville Tomb". CMT News. Retrieved October 20, 2012. 
  24. ^ "Tammy Wynette's grave once again features performer's stage name". Retrieved 14 October 2014. 


  • Bufwack, Mary A. (1998). "Tammy Wynette". In The Encyclopedia of Country Music. Paul Kingsbury, Editor. New York: Oxford University Press. pp. 602–3.
  • Tammy Wynette; Joan Dew (October 1979). Stand by your man. Simon & Schuster.  

External links

In 2002, she was ranked No. 2 on

The musical Stand By Your Man: The Tammy Wynette Story, which premiered at the George Jones.

Wynette's signature song "Stand by Your Man" has been covered by both men and women alike. Fellow country singers, including Lynn Anderson, Dottie West, Loretta Lynn, Elton John and Lyle Lovett have covered the song, as well as Rock bands, including Me First and the Gimme Gimmes. Martina McBride covered Wynette's 1976, "'Til I Can Make It on My Own" for her 2005, Timeless album, which was a cover album of Country music standards. It was covered comedically in the 1980 film "The Blues Brothers". "Stand by Your Man" placed at No. 48 on RIAA's 1997 list of Songs of the Century, which consisted of the 300 of their considered-to-be greatest and best-known songs of the twentieth century.

Tammy Wynette is considered by numerous music critics from Allmusic and Rolling Stone to be one of the greatest and most influential female singers in country music history. Many other female country singers have been influenced by Wynette, including Sara Evans, Faith Hill, and Lee Ann Womack. In 1998, following Wynette's death, she was elected to the Country Music Hall of Fame, one of the highest honors of her career. A special CD collection titled Tammy Wynette: Collector's Edition was released in 1998, that included Wynette's signature "Stand By Your Man", which even charted outside the Top 40 on the Country charts that year.


In March 2014, the name on Wynette's tomb was changed from "Virginia W Richardson", back to "Tammy Wynette".[24]

In March 2012, the name on Wynette's tomb was changed from "Tammy Wynette" to "Virginia W Richardson", her final legal married name.[23]

In April 1999, her body was exhumed from her crypt in an attempt to settle a dispute over how the country music legend died.[20] A new autopsy was conducted on her a week after three of her daughters filed a wrongful death lawsuit against her doctor and her husband/manager, George Richey, claiming they were responsible for her death 12 months earlier. The Webb Pierce, Jerry Reed, Marty Robbins, Bobby Russell, Porter Wagoner, Red Foley and Eddy Arnold, among many others.

[6] A public memorial service, attended by about 1,500 people, was held at Nashville's historic

After years of medical problems,[18] numerous hospitalizations, approximately 15 major operations and an addiction to large doses of pain medication, Wynette died while sleeping on her couch on April 6, 1998, at age 55. Wynette's doctor from Pennsylvania said she died of a blood clot in her lung. Despite her persistent illnesses, she continued to perform until shortly before her death and had other performances scheduled.


Wynette's last concert was given on March 5, 1998 stepping in for Loretta Lynn who was ill at the time. Wynette's last television appearance was on the Jan Howard, appeared on the Opry too, helping Tammy out; Tammy was one of Lorrie's idols growing up (also friends) and Jan, another one of Tammy's close friends... Jan had a successful career in Country and Western music during the 1960s.

Just after Christmas in 1993, Wynette woke up in the middle of the night with severe pains and was rushed to The Baptist Hospital in Nashville, Tennessee, where she lay five days in a coma caused by a bile duct infection. After she survived, she had to undergo yet another operation, an intestinal bypass. She resumed touring not long after. Pamela Lansden of People quoted Wynette's personal spin on life's tribulations as "The sad part about happy endings is there's nothing to write about."[6]

Wynette also developed a serious addiction to painkiller medication in the 1980s, which became quite a problem in her life during that time.[16] However, in 1986, she sought help entering the Betty Ford Center for drug treatment that year. In spite of the time away for treatment, she joined the cast of the CBS defunct soap opera "Capitol" on March 25, 1986, playing the role of a hair stylist-turned-singer, Darlene Stankowski.[17]

In October 1970 after giving birth to Georgette, Wynette had an appendectomy and a hysterectomy. Complications from the hysterectomy included adhesions which later formed into keloids. She developed a chronic inflammation of the bile ducts and was intermittently hospitalized, from 1970 until her death on April 6, 1998.[6] During her brief marriage to Michael Tomlin, she was in hospital for half of their time together as a couple, including surgeries on her gallbladder, kidney and on the nodules on her throat.

Wynette had many serious physical ailments beginning in the 1970s. She had at least 26 major surgeries during her lifetime. Although some of these problems were often very serious, Wynette was still able to pursue her singing career and regularly toured to promote her work.

Health problems

[15] Wynette also had a daughter with

Wynette had three children with Byrd; She gave birth to two daughters by the time she was 20. Gwendolyn Lee ("Gwen") Byrd (born April 15, 1961), Jacquelyn Faye ("Jackie") Byrd (b. August 2, 1962) and Tina Denise Byrd (b. March 27, 1965) According to Tammy's New York Times Best Selling Autobiography "Stand By Your Man" Tina was born three months prematurely. Having spent her first three months in an incubator. Tina weighed an estimated two pounds at birth. She was not quite five pounds when she arrived home at just three months old, Tina was home for only three weeks when a relative whom Tammy lived with at the time said "Every time I try to pick her up she screams in pain and I think it's her back." Tammy found out Tina was diagnosed with Spinal Meningitis, and was given a slim chance to live through it. Tina spent two and a half weeks in an isolation room and finally after seventeen days was taken off the quarantine list. Tina spent seven weeks in the hospital overcoming all odds. All the doctors, nurses everyone in the hospital called her the "Miracle Baby." Tina, in 1975, is featured on one of Jones and Wynette's duet albums, "George and Tammy and Tina." She appeared on two songs "The Telephone Call" with George and "No Charge" with her mom, Tammy.


Wynette was married five times: to Euple Byrd (married April 1960– divorced 1966) Three Daughters; Don Chapel, born Lloyd Franklin Amburgey (m. 1967 – annulled 1968); Burt Reynolds and they were good friends up to Wynette's sudden death.


Personal life

She appeared as herself in the Married... with Children episode 1108 (243) "The Juggs Have Left The Building", original air date December 1, 1996.

Wynette was also the voice for the character Tilly Hill (Hank Hill's mother) on the animated series King of the Hill until her death. Actress K Callan took over the voice role.

She recorded a cover version of The Beach Boys' "In My Room", a duet with Brian Wilson, for the group's 1996 comeback album Stars and Stripes Vol.1. The track was held back for a proposed second volume, which never appeared, but Wynette's performance is included in the TV documentary Beach Boys: Nashville Sounds. Wynette lent her vocals on the UK No. 1 hit Perfect Day in 1997, which was written by Lou Reed.

Wynette also designed and sold her own line of jewelry in the 1990s. In 1995, she and George Jones recorded their first new duet album in fifteen years titled, One, which spawned a single of the same name. The single was the duo's first music video together. They last performed together in 1997 at Lanierland Music Park.

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 (mainstream country radio had long since stopped playing artists approaching or over 50), the album did well on the country charts and even reached number 42 on the Billboard Pop Charts. The one single that was released from the album, a cover of "Silver Threads and Golden Needles" peaked outside the Country Top 40 in 1993. 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. An album cut titled, "Girl Thang", a duet with Wynonna Judd, reached No. 64 in 1994, but no singles were released from this album. She also appeared as a celebrity contestant on Wheel of Fortune during that same year.

In 1992, future First Lady Hillary Rodham Clinton said during a 60 Minutes interview either "I'm not sitting here as some little woman standing by my man like Tammy Wynette".[11] or "I'm not sitting here like some little woman standing by my man like Tammy Wynette".[12] (The end of this quotation has also appeared as "some little woman, standing by my man and baking cookies, like Tammy Wynette." However, the reference to cookie baking more likely comes from an unrelated remark by Hillary Clinton: "I suppose I could have stayed home and baked cookies and had teas, but what I decided to do was to fulfill my profession which I entered before my husband was in public life."[13]) The remark set off a firestorm of controversy. Wynette wrote to Clinton, saying, "With all that is in me, I resent your caustic remark. I believe you have offended every true country-music fan and every person who has made it on their own with no one to take them to the White House."[14] Clinton then called to apologize, after she saw the large negative reaction she received, and asked Wynette to perform at a fundraiser. Wynette agreed to do so.

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 No. 1 hit in eighteen countries the following year,[10] and reached No. 11 on the Billboard Hot 100 in the United States. The song gave Wynette a new following, and was her highest-charting single on the Billboard Pop charts. In the video, scrolling electronic titles said that "Miss Tammy Wynette is the first lady of country music" and listed a number of her accomplishments in the recording industry. Wynette appeared in the video wearing a crown and seated on a throne.

In 1990, Heart Over Mind was released and showed that Wynette's popularity on radio was declining. The album yielded no Top 40 Country hits, although numerous singles were released between 1990 and 1991, including a duet with Randy Travis titled, "We're Strangers Again".

1990–1998: Final years

Wynette's 1987 album Higher Ground featured a neotraditional country sound and was both a critical and relative commercial success. The album featured contributions from Larry Gatlin, Vince Gill, Ricky Van Shelton, Rodney Crowell, Ricky Skaggs, Emmylou Harris and The O'Kanes.[9] Two of the singles released from the album, "Your Love" and "Talkin' to Myself Again", reached the top 20 on the U.S. country singles charts; a third single, "Beneath a Painted Sky" (featuring duet vocals from Emmylou Harris) reached No. 25 in early 1988 (it would ultimately be Tammy Wynette's final top-40 country single).

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 ultimately 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, playing beautician/singer Darlene Stankowski. In 1988, she filed for bankruptcy as a result of a bad investment in two Florida shopping centers.[8]

In 1981, a TV movie about Wynette's life was aired called Stand by Your Man, which was based on her memoir of the same title. Actress Annette O'Toole portrayed Wynette in the film. Beginning in the early 1980s, however, her chart success began to wane, though, she did continue to have top-20 hits during this period, including "Starting Over" and "He Was There (When I Needed You)" (both 1980), a cover of the Everly Brothers' hit "Crying in the Rain" (1981), "Another Chance", "You Still Get to Me in My Dreams" (both 1982) and "A Good Night's Love" (1983). A 1985 cover of the '70s Dan Hill hit "Sometimes When We Touch", performed with Mark Grey, reached No. 6 in 1985.

1980–1990: Career in the 1980s

Following 1976, Wynette's popularity slightly slowed, however, she continued to reach the Top 10 until the end of the decade, with such hits as "Let's Get Together (One Last Time), "One of a Kind" (both 1977), "Womanhood" (1978) "No One Else in this World" and "They Call It Makin' Love" (both 1979). She had a total of 21 number one hits on the U.S. country singles charts (17 solo, three with Jones, and one with Houston). Along with Loretta Lynn, Dolly Parton, Barbara Mandrell, Dottie West, and Lynn Anderson, she helped redefine the role and place of female country singers.[7]

In 1976, after having her public divorce from Jones the previous year, Wynette recorded, "'Til I Can Make It on My Own". Often said by music critics to be about her break-up from Jones and moving on with her life, the song reached No. 1 on the U.S. country singles charts, and No. 84 on the pop singles charts, becoming her first single in eight years to enter the pop charts. Often considered to be one of her signature songs, it more or less helped Wynette's career after her divorce, showing she could remain popular. It was recorded two years later as a duet by


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