Tammy Wynette Biography (1942-1998)



Real name, Virginia Wynette Pugh; born May 5, 1942, in Itawamba County, MS; died of a blood clot, April 6, 1998, in Nashville, TN; father, William HollisPugh (a musician, deceased) and mother, Mildred Faye (a military factory worker); married Euple Byrd, 1959 (divorced, 1965); married Don Chapel, 1966 (divorced, 1967); married George Jones, September, 1968 (divorced, 1975); marriedMichael Tomlin, 1976 (divorced, 1977); married George Richey, 1978 (until her death, April 6, 1998); children: (first marriage) Gwen Ignaczak, Jackie Daly, Tina Jones; (third marriage) Tamala Georgette Smith; (stepchildren, fifthmarriage) Deirdre Richardson, Kelly Richardson; grandchildren: seven. Career: Singer. Former beautician. Awards, Honors: Grammy Award, bestfemale country vocal performance, 1967, for I Don't Wanna Play House;Grammy Award, best country and western duet (shared with David Houston), 1967, for My Elusive Dreams; TNN Music City News Country Awards Star of Tomorrow, 1967; Grammy Award, best female country vocal, 1968, for D-I-V-O-R-C-E; Country Music Association Award, female vocalist of the year, 1968;Grammy Awards, best female country vocal and best country song, both 1969, for Stand by Your Man; Academy of Country Music Award, top female vocalist and Country Music Association Award, female vocalist of the year, both 1969; Grammy Award, best female country vocal, 1970, for Run Woman, Run;Country Music Association Award, female vocalist of the year, 1970; Grammy Award, best female country vocal, 1971, for Good Lovin'; Grammy Award,best female country vocal, 1972, for My Man; Grammy Awards, best female country vocal, 1973, for Kids Say the Darndest Things, and best country vocal duo or group (shared with George Jones), 1973, for We're Gonna Hold On; Grammy Award, best female country vocal, 1974, for Woman to Woman; Grammy Award, best female country vocal, 1976, for 'Til I Can Make It on My Own; Grammy Awards, best country vocal duo or group (shared with George Jones), 1976, for Golden Ring, and best country vocal duo orgroup (shared with George Jones), 1977, for Near You..

Nationality
American
Gender
Female
Occupation
Singer
Birth Details
May 5, 1942
Itawamba County, Mississippi, United States
Death Details
April 6, 1998
Nashville, Tennessee, United States

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