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Name: Tammy Wynette                                                                   
Birth name: Virginia Wynette Pugh                                                     
Also known as The First Lady of Country Music, The Queen of Country Music             
Born: 5 May 1942 Itawamba County, Mississippi, USA                                     
Died: 6 April 1998                                                                     
Tammy Wynette (b. Virginia Wynette Pugh (May 5, 1942 - April 6, 1998) was an           
American country music singer-songwriter, who was one of Country music's best-known   
artists and biggest-selling female vocalists.                                         
She was known as the "First Lady of Country Music" and one of her best-known           
songs, "Stand by Your Man," was one of the biggest selling hit singles by a           
woman in the history of the country music genre. Many of Tammy Wynette's hits         
dealt with classic themes of loneliness, divorce and the difficulties of male-female   
relationships. Her songs reflected her often-troubled romantic life (she married       
five times). But her willingness to share her joys and sorrows in song and her         
passionate, tear-in-every- note delivery endeared her to millions. During             
the late '60s and early '70s, she dominated the country charts, scoring 17             
number one hits. Along with Loretta Lynn and Dolly Parton, she defined the role       
of female country vocalists in the '70s                                               
Her 1969 marriage to legendary country singer, George Jones (which would end in       
divorce in 1975) created the first country music couple. They recorded a series       
of duet albums and singles, which charted throughout the 1970s, concurrent to         
their respective solo hits.