Tammy Wynette

Tammy Wynette


5/5/1942, Itawamba County, Mississippi (USA)



Birth Name

Virginia Wynette Pugh



Also Known As

Tammy Wynette
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Tammy Wynette was known as The First Lady of Country Music! She was born Virginia Wynette Pugh on May 5, 1942, on her grandfather's cotton farm in Itawamba County, Mississippi. As a child she picked cotton and when she became a young woman she worked as a waitress,…more


Trivia and Quotes

  • Trivia

    • On January 16, 2001, Tammy's widower, George Richey married his girlfriend, Sheila Slaughter, a ex-dallas cowboy cheerleader. Tim McGraw sang at the gathering, and the best man was John Paul, the ex-husband of Tammy's daughter, Jackie Daly.

    • The remaining legal challenge resulting from Tammy's death was resolved in a private, out of court settlement between her 4 daughters and Pittsburg doctor Wallis March in April, 2002. The family was seeking $50 million, claiming that Dr. March mismanaged their mother's case. The girls also sued the pharmacy Care Solutions of Nashville for delivering the painkiller and their step-father George Richey for helping to administer it.

    • In 1992, Tammy found herself in the news when First Lady-Hillary Rodham Clinton declared in an interview on "60 Minutes" that she wasn't idly supporting her husband "like some little woman standing by my man like Tammy Wynette". Tammy objected to the reference and Hillary Rodham Clinton, apoligized to Tammy.

    • Measurements: 39-24-35

    • She married Don Chapel and George Jones in Ringgold, Georgia.

    • Her marriage to Michael Tomlin only lasted 44 days.

    • Children:
      Daughters Gwen, Jackie (Jackie Daly), Tina and Georgette (Georgette Jones),
      step-daughter Georgie, and stepson Richie.

    • Spouses:
      George Richey (6 July 1978-6 April 1998)(her death)
      Michael Tomlin (1976-1976)(divorced)
      George Jones (16 February 1969-1975) (divorced) 1 child
      Don Chapel (7 April 1967-1968)(divorced)
      Euple Byrd (1959-1966)(divorced)3 children

    • Tammy's duet with British pop act The KLF "Justified and Ancient" hit #1 in 18 countries, it was her biggest career hit.

    • Tammy was ranked #73 on VH1's Greatest Women of Rock and Roll.

    • Tammy was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 1998.

    • Tammy scored 20 No. 1 hits on Billboard magazine's country singles chart, a record which stood for many years, until broken by her good friend Dolly Parton.

    • Tammy wrote Stand By Your Man when an additional song was needed for a recording session.

    • Tammy found herself in the news in 1992 when former First Lady Hillary Clinton declared, on "60 Minutes", that she wasn't idly supporting her husband "like some little woman standing by my man like Tammy Wynette". Tammy objected to the reference and Hillary Clinton later apologized.

    • Tammy was named Female Vocalist of the Year by the Country Music Association an amazing 3 years in a row 1968, 1969, 1970.

    • CMT's 40 Greatest Women of Country Music ranked Tammy Wynette at #2 on the elite list.

    • Tammy Wynette is known as the First Lady of Country Music.

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