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Tammy Wynette

December 31, 1969 OH421 6 min.


Country music performer. Born May 5, 1942. Died April 6, 1998. Real name: Virginia Wynette Pugh. Successful singer and songwriter. In the mid-1960s she teamed with producer Billy Sherrill for a ten-year string of hits, including her signature tune “Stand By Your Man.” Recorded hit duets with David Houston (“My Elusive Dreams,” 1967) and George Jones (“Two Story House,” “Golden Ring,” and “(We’re Not) The Jet Set.)” Member, Country Music Hall of Fame®.

Interview Summary

[ca. 1970]
(6 minutes)
Country singer Tammy Wynette gives a brief overview of the start of her career. Discussion includes her birthplace; her early interest in music; the start of her recording career; an overview of her major awards during the late 1960s; and comments on her work with Billy Sherrill.

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