On August twenty-eightth, 1968, Tammy Wynette recorded ‘Stand By Your Man’ at Epic studios after an idea that came from producer Billy Sherrill. Wynette and Sherril completed the song in fifteen minutes.
It became the most successful record of Wynette’s career and is one of the most covered songs in country music history. It was featured in various films as well. Do you recall Tammy’s nickname?
In the performance video, Tammy stands alone on a purple stage with silver swirls as the backdrop. She wears a red dress with boots. Tammy delivers her masterpiece, and the crowd loves every minute of it.
She sings the legendary lyrics, ‘Stand by your man. Give him 2 arms to cling to. And something warm to come to when nights are cold and lonely. Stand by your man, and show the world you love him. Keep giving all the love you can. Stand by your man.’
Tammy became 1 of country music’s best-known female artists in the late 1960s and early 1970s. She charted 20 number 1 songs on the Billboard Country Chart. She was vital to women in country music, along with Loretta Lynn and Dolly Parton.
Tammy’s success was unprecedented. She recorded 39 country Top ten hits while selling 30 million records. She was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame. ‘Stand by Your Man’ was ranked number 473 on Rolling Stone magazine’s ‘500 Greatest Songs of All Time.’
The former hairdresser turned iconic singer recorded 1 of the most recognizable country songs in history. The tune was recognized as number one on CMT’s list of the Top hundred Country Music Songs ever. That’s why Tammy is referred to as ‘The First Lady of Country Music.’
Tammy Wynette — Stand By Your Man !LIVE!
Anna May Wong Woman’s League — Tammy Wynette The First Lady of Country Music. Tammy co-wrote this anthem that countered the Womens movement yet she herself blazed an independent trail that modern Country artists still follow. Considered by academics to be the greatest Country song ever written or recorded.