Tammy WYNETTE

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Singer & Musician

AmericanBorn Virginia Wynette PUGH

American country music singer-songwriter

Born on May 05, 1942 in Itawamba County, Mississippi, USA , United States

Died on April 06, 1998 in Nashville, Tennessee, USA

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Tammy Wynette was born Virginia Wynette Pugh near Tremont, Mississippi, the only child of William Hollice Pugh (died February 13, 1943) and Mildred Faye Russell Pugh (1922–1991).



Wynette's father was a farmer and local musician who died of a brain tumor when Wynette was nine months of age. Her mother worked in an office, as a substitute school teacher, as well as on the family farm. After her husband's death, Mildred Pugh left her daughter in the care of her parents, Thomas Chester and Flora Russell, and moved to Memphis to work in a defense plant during World War II. In 1946, Mildred Pugh married, Foy Lee, a farmer.

...   Tammy Wynette was born Virginia Wynette Pugh near Tremont, Mississippi, the only child of William Hollice Pugh (died February 13, 1943) and Mildred Faye Russell Pugh (1922–1991).



Wynette's father was a farmer and local musician who died of a brain tumor when Wynette was nine months of age. Her mother worked in an office, as a substitute school teacher, as well as on the family farm. After her husband's death, Mildred Pugh left her daughter in the care of her parents, Thomas Chester and Flora Russell, and moved to Memphis to work in a defense plant during World War II. In 1946, Mildred Pugh married, Foy Lee, a farmer.



Wynette grew up with her aunt, Carolyn Russell, who was only five years older than she, as more of a sister than an aunt and as a girl, Wynette taught herself to play a variety of musical instruments that had been left by her deceased father. Born and raised on a farm in Itawamba County, Mississippi that belonged to her maternal grandparents. She said it was located so close to the border with Alabama and joked that the state line ran right through their farm, laughing that "my top half came from Alabama and my bottom half came from Mississippi." As a girl, she worked in the fields picking cotton along with the crews of hired hands to harvest the crops.



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