American country singer and songwriter, also known as the "First Lady of Country Music". The controversial song 'Stand By Your Man' (derided by the Feminist movement of the late 1960s and early 1970s) is one of the most covered songs and one of the biggest selling hit singles by a woman in the history of country music. Born on may 5, 1942 and died on April 6, 1998.
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.
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Virginia Wynette Pugh, known professionally as Tammy Wynette, (May 5, 1942 - April 6, 1998) was an American country music singer-songwriter and one of the genre's best-known artists and biggest-selling woman singers.
Wynette was sometimes called the "First Lady of Country Music", and her best-known song, "Stand by Your Man", was one of the best-selling hit singles by a woman in the history of the country music genre. Many of Wynette's hits dealt with classic themes of loneliness, divorce, and the difficulties of man-woman relationships. During the late 1960s and early 1970s, Wynette charted 23 No. 1 songs. Along with Loretta Lynn and Dolly Parton, Wynette defined the role of women in country music during the 1970s.
Wynette's marriage to the country 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 duet albums and single records that hit the charts throughout the 1970s.