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Tammy Wynette

Tragic Country Queen

By Jimmy McDonough

The first full-scale biography of the enduring first lady of country music

The twentieth century had three great female singers who plumbed the darkest corners of their hearts and transformed private grief into public dramas. In opera, there was the unsurpassed Maria Callas. In jazz, the tormented Billie Holiday. And in country music, there was Tammy Wynette.

"Stand by Your Man," "D-I-V-O-R-C-E," "Take Me to Your World" are but a few highlights of Tammy's staggering musical legacy, all sung with a voice that became the touchtone for women's vulnerability, disillusionment, strength, and endurance.

In Tammy Wynette, bestselling biographer Jimmy McDonough tells the story of the small-town girl who grew up to be the woman behind the microphone, whose meteoric rise led to a decades-long career full of tragedy and triumph. Through a high-profile marriage and divorce, her dreadful battle with addiction and illness, and the struggle to compete in a rapidly evolving Nashville, Tammy turned a brave smile toward the world and churned out masterful hit songs though her life resembled the most heartbreaking among them.

Tammy Wynette is an intimate portrait of a music icon, the Queen of Heartbreak, whose powerful voice simultaneously evoked universal pain and longing even as it belied her own.



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  • BIOGRAPHY Wynette, Tammy, Biography

Publish Date

2010

ISBN

0670021539


Format: Book
Author: McDonough, Jimmy
Summary: The first full-scale biography of the enduring first lady of country music.
Title: Tammy Wynette : tragic country queen / Jimmy McDonough.
Publisher Date: New York : Viking, 2010.
Subject: Wynette, Tammy. Country musicians -- United States -- Biography
Isbn: 0670021539 9780670021536
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Call Number: B Wynette
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Format: Book
Author: McDonough, Jimmy
Summary: The first full-scale biography of the enduring first lady of country music.
Title: Tammy Wynette : tragic country queen / Jimmy McDonough.
Publisher, Date: New York : Viking, 2010.
Description: 432 p., [16] p. of plates : ill ; 24 cm.
Subjects: Wynette, Tammy.
Subjects: Country musicians -- United States -- Biography
Notes: Includes bibliographical references and index.
LCCN: 2009042565
ISBN: 0670021539
ISBN: 9780670021536
Requests: 0
Available Copies: 1
Total Copies: 1
Call Number: B Wynette