Tammy Wynette: The ‘Tragic Country Queen’

When Tammy Wynette died in 1998, she was known as the First Lady of Country Music. She was born in 1942, as Virginia Wynette Pugh, in a rural county of Mississippi. By the time she was in her mid-20s, the hairdresser-turned-glittering-country-superstar was on her way to being the first artist…

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Country Music Hall of Fame Member Tammy Wynette’s Professional Collection Arrives at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum

NASHVILLE, Tenn., March 4, 2010-The entire collection of professional memorabilia documenting the stellar career of Tammy Wynette has arrived at the Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum. The move was facilitated by George Richey, Wynette’s widower, and Wanda Williams, after numerous discussions with the Museum.

Among the 14 ultra-feminine…

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Stand by Your Singer and Her Art

Jimmy McDonough wasn’t one of Tammy Wynette’s lovers. He didn’t know her, except from afar. Yet he has managed to arrange a tryst with her in some No-Tell Motel of the spirit, achieving an intimacy that many biographers covet but few enjoy. For evidence of what happens when biographer and…

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