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Tammy Wynette

Tammy Wynette (May 5, 1942 - April 6, 1998) in Alabama was a country musician.

Best known for the single "Stand By Your Man", Wynette had 17 number one country hits in the 1960s and 1970s. Along with Loretta Lynn, she helped to redefine the role and place of female country singers.

During 1968 and 1969, Tammy had five number one hits -- "Take Me to Your World," "D-I-V-O-R-C-E," "Stand By Your Man" (all 1968), "Singing My Song," and "The Ways to Love a Man" (both 1969). In 1968, she started a relationship with George Jones, one of the great drinkers in the country music scene.

Beginning in 1971, Wynette and Jones recorded a series of duets -- the first was the Top Ten "Take Me" -- which were as popular as their solo hits. However, the marriage was difficult and the couple divorced in 1975; they continued to record together sporadically over the next two decades.

She made a track with the KLF in 1992, called 'Justified And Ancient'. This was to be a last fling at making a hit before her death.

External link

Memorial web page (http://www.geocities.com/Nashville/Opry/5627/index)



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