Profile of the Day: Tammy Wynette
On May 5, 1942, country musician Tammy Wynette was born in Bounds, Mississippi. Her birth name was Virginia Wynette Pugh, she decided to use the stage name Tammy Wynette once she was signed with Epic Records. Wynette’s best known song was “Stand by Your Man” and she was called the “First Lady of Country Music”. She charted 23 No. 1 songs in the late 1960s to early 1970s which included “Stand by Your Man”, “Take Me to Your World,” “D-I-V-O-R-C-E” and more. Wynette was inducted to the Country Music Hall of Fame following her death in 1998.
Did you know that she was on the animated series King of the Hill? She was the voice for the character Tilly Hill (Hank Hill’s mother).
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