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Tammy Wynette

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Tammy Wynette (May 5, 1942 – April 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 was “Stand by Your Man,” which was one of the biggest selling hit singles by a woman in the history of the music genre. Tammy Wynette was born Virginia Wynette Pugh near Tremont, Mississippi, the only child of William Hollis Pugh (died February 13, 1943) and Mildred Faye Russell (1922–1991). She was always called Wynette (pronounced Win-net), or Nettie, instead of Virginia.

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 Hollis 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.

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 has often claimed that the state line ran right through their property. she jokingly said “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, learned to play the piano and the guitar.

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  • bradleybee

    Her musical legacy has been neglected by her widow. Only a few original releases are in-print and readily available. The rest are import-only or greatest hits/repackaged releases. ABSOLUTELY DISGRACEFUL!

    19 Mar 12:02am Reply
  • smurfay

    Rising Star Brooklyn Roebuck has just released her very first EP TODAY and it is SENSATIONAL!!! Country music at it's absolute finest!!! It's hard to believe she only just turned 16 years old and can sing as well or even better than many of the big name singers out there. To top that off, she even wrote these songs herself is all that much more impressive!!! Please check out Brooklyn Roebuck's official fan group today and find out all about her music and links to all the good stuff you could want that has to do with everything Brooklyn!!! PS~ Brooklyn is a big fan of Tammy Wynette and has even performed some of her cover songs at her live performances!!! Please come support this amazing singer and performer by joining her official fan group here on last.fm today!!! :-)

    4 Oct 2013 Reply
  • BarneyJWY

    I'm shocked how how her low her plays are.

    15 Jan 2013 Reply
  • Furashubakku

    What a talent!

    16 Jun 2012 Reply
  • mattimek

    + Stand By Your Man +

    2 Jun 2012 Reply
  • wildtony40

    Happy Mother,s day Tammy.Wynette

    13 May 2012 Reply
  • wildtony40

    tammy wynette name take off . her tomb stone.

    6 Mar 2012 Reply
  • Irenreinmerdok

    Stand By Your Man!

    30 Dec 2011 Reply
  • wildtony40

    ive play tammy 110 times

    26 Oct 2011 Reply
  • Marilyn_MonroeM

    Tammy was, and always will be... the queen. [2]

    19 Jun 2011 Reply
  • glsjawtomatica

    that voice...

    6 Apr 2011 Reply
  • UnRagazzoAdam

    Tammy na Popvictims: http://popvictims.pl/2010/05/14/tammy-jest-fajna/

    6 Sep 2010 Reply
  • Batiste369

    Tammy Wynette's amount of plays on this site is a disgrace! It makes no sense to me that the proclaimed "Queen Of Country Music" has less plays than her contemporaries Dolly, Loretta and others. Come on this is Tammy Wynette, not some nobody!

    26 Aug 2010 Reply
  • emcxmc

    No one really dies. Happy Birthday, Tammy, where ever your soul may rest.

    5 May 2010 Reply
  • wingkon

    I was listening to Stand By Your Man and my mom came in and asked "Aren't you too young to be listening to that?"

    1 May 2010 Reply
  • frankcal

    no need to say anything just listen

    17 Mar 2010 Reply
  • Saveall

    Tammy was, and always will be... the queen.

    30 Jan 2010 Reply
  • hurricane_mario

    why do i have this.... and who's george jones while I'm at it? I must have been high when i got it

    13 Jan 2010 Reply
  • chadlovesmariah

    5 Jan 2010 Reply
  • brownieboy

    Your Good Girl's Gonna Go Bad

    18 Sep 2009 Reply
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