Tammy Wynette


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Wynette, Tammy

(wīnĕt`), 1942–98, American singer and songwriter, often called "the first lady of country music," b. Itawamba, Co., Miss., as Virginia Wynette Pugh. She began singing on television in Birmingham, Ala., in 1965, and signed a recording contract after moving to Nashville in 1966. Her plaintive voice and melodic songs of life, love, and sorrow proved extremely popular, and she soon scored several hits including "D-I-V-O-R-C-E" and "Stand by Your Man" (both: 1968), the latter a chart-topping blockbuster which she cowrote that became her signature tune. A major country artist from the 1960s to the 90s, Wynette achieved success as a single performer and in duets with a number of male country stars, notably George JonesJones, George Glenn,
1931–2013, American country music singer and guitarist, b. Saratoga, Tex. Influenced by Roy Acuff and Hank Williams, he began recording in 1954; among his early hits were "Why Baby Why" (1955) and "White Lightning" (1959).
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, who was (1969–75) the third of her five husbands. During her career she racked up more than 20 number-one hits, made more than 50 albums, and sold more than $30 million worth of recordings. Her outstanding late albums include Honky Tonk Angels (1993), with fellow superstars Dolly PartonParton, Dolly,
1946–, country singer, songwriter, and actress, b. Sevier County, Tenn. Among the most popular country singers of the 1970s and 80s, Parton is known for her Nashville-style flamboyance, talent for self-parody, and intelligent and witty approach to popular,
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 and Loretta LynnLynn, Loretta,
1935–, American country singer and songwriter, b. Butcher Hollow, Ky. One of the most successful singers in modern country music, she has a distinct voice and a style reminiscent of earlier traditional country singers.
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, and One (1995), her last recording with Jones.

Bibliography

See her autobiography (1979); biography by J. McDonough (2010).

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