Tammy Wynette

wynette2May 5, 1942 – April 6, 1998

Virginia “Tammy” Wynette Pugh was one of the most popular female country artists of all time. Her impact on women in the genre and her hits like the iconic “Stand By Your Man” earned her the nickname “The First Lady of Country Music.” While working as a hairdresser, Wynette signed to Epic records at the age of 24 and began churning out hit after hit. She married fellow country singer George Jones after Jones professed his love for her following an altercation between he and her second husband. The power couple would record a number of hits together, even after the marriage ended. Tammy’s life was riddled with health problems. She had dozens of surgeries and overcame an addiction to painkillers, only to be struck down by cardiac arrhythmia at the age of just 55. The country music community mourned her and has been lauding her legend ever since. All in all, not too shabby for a hairdresser from Birmingham.

Burial

Woodlawn Memorial Park – Nashville, TN

Specific Location

Cross Mausoleum, Third Floor – Enter the main entrance on the south side of the mausoleum, go left up the flight of stairs, then take your second right, Tammy’s crypt is in the second to last bank down this hall on the right side, two rows up.

NOTE: The name on her crypt was changed in 2012 to her given first name and her fifth husband’s given surname.

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