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- Tammy Wynette - The Bottlehttp://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p02b58lw.jpg2011-08-07T23:00:41ZTammy Wynette performs the song she wrote in response to her husband George Jones' alcohol adiction. Taken from the 1987 film Stand By Your Dream, a BBC Arena production which profiles Wynette.http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/artists/26fe36eb-fd75-4799-bf0f-fa502a7bcfe8?clipfocus=p00jp43ySelected ClipSelected ClipVideo 2 mins
Tammy Wynette - The Bottle
- Tammy Wynette - Stand By Your Manhttp://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p02c9yp5.jpg2011-08-01T23:00:54ZTammy Wynette performs Stand By Your Man and is pictured at home with her fifth and final husband George Richey. Taken from the 1987 Arena documentary Stand By Your Dream - The Story of Tammy Wynette.http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/artists/26fe36eb-fd75-4799-bf0f-fa502a7bcfe8?clipfocus=p00jkgx4Selected ClipSelected ClipVideo 2 mins
Tammy Wynette - Stand By Your Man
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Virginia Wynette Pugh, known professionally by her stage name Tammy Wynette, (May 5, 1942 – April 6, 1998) was an American country music singer-songwriter and one of country music's best-known artists and biggest-selling female singers. She was an American icon and a country music icon.
Wynette was 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 country music till the famous Dolly Parton song 9 to 5 came out. Many of her 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., she is credited with having defined the role of women in country music during the 1970s.
Wynette's marriage to country music 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 albums and singles that hit the charts throughout the 1970s and early eighties.