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button.gif (123 bytes) May 5, 1942 - April 6, 1998
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BIGGEST LP: Tammy's Greatest Hits (1969)
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GRAMMY AWARDS: 2

 
RECENT TIMELINE

1992... # 126 Singles Artist of the Year

February
button.gif (123 bytes) Tammy was back on the pop charts helping out The KLF on their hit "
Justified And Ancient." The single hit the Top 10.

1996...

January
Tammy Wynettebutton.gif (123 bytes) Tammy was honored with the 'Award Of Merit' at the American Music Awards.

1998...

April
button.gif (123 bytes) On April 6th, country legend (also called the "first lady of country music") Tammy Wynette died at the age of 55 in Nashville. Wynette had a history of battling cancer and reportedly died of a blood clot while taking a nap. Wynette was best known for her songs "Stand By Your Man" and "D-I-V-O-R-C-E" and in 1992 returned to the pop charts with her collaboration with The KLF on "Justified & Ancient." Patty Loveless said of Wynette, "...when Tammy opened her mouth, it was the soul of country music." Wynette is survived by 6 children and 7 grandchildren. On April 9th, a memorial service was held for Tammy Wynette in Nashville, TN. Many of country music's biggest performers celebrated Wynette's legacy with words and song. One performer, Dolly Parton, said, "I feel I have lost a sister... a friend... and a wonderful singing partner" and Loretta Lynn described Wynette as her "...best girlfriend in country music."

Tammy Wynette - RememberedSeptember
button.gif (123 bytes) A tribute LP for Tammy was released, Tammy Wynette... Remembered, with contributions by Elton John (with his rendition of "Stand By Your Man"), Melissa Etheridge, Trisha Yearwood, Faith Hill, Wynonna, Rosanne Cash, and others.
button.gif (123 bytes) Tammy was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame.

1999...

June
button.gif (123 bytes) VH1: 100 Greatest Women of Rock & Roll included Tammy at # 73.

2000...

May
Tammy Wynette - Stand By Your Manbutton.gif (123 bytes) Tammy was posthumously awarded the Pioneer Award at the Academy of Country Music Awards.

2002...

November
button.gif (123 bytes) Rolling Stone: 50 Essential 'Woman In Rock' Albums includes D-I-V-O-R-C-E at # 37.

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