An alternate cover art graphic for the David Audé remix of “Stand By Your Man”, released for download (iTunes/Amazon) June 15, 2012.
“It’s not every day you get to remix country royalty. It’s also not every day you get to remix such a classic anthem like “Stand By Your Man.” The reaction I’ve been getting playing this for the masses these past few months has been overwhelming and I’m thrilled to be keeping Tammy Wynette’s spirit alive through this release.” - David Audé
“Stand By Your Man” dance mixes to be released June 15, 2012.
Every new generation has awakened to her indomitable presence. In that perennial process of re-discovery lies the magic of Tammy Wynette’s spirit. - Legacy Recordings
“Stand By Your Man”, the TV-movie based on Tammy Wynette’s autobiography, aired May 13, 1981. Originally scheduled to air on March 31, the movie debut was postponed when that year’s Academy Award telecast was delayed by one night and moved into the film’s slot.
Annette O’Toole portrayed Tammy (shown above [top] with the real Tammy Wynette). Tim McIntire portrayed George Jones and James Hampton was cast as Tammy’s producer, Billy Sherrill (above, bottom photo).
Lyle Lovett releases a cover of the Tammy Wynette classic, “Stand By Your Man”, on January 23, 1989. Pulled from the album, Lyle Lovett & His Large Band, the single would peak at #82. The album itself would reach the top ten.
The original music for “Stand By Your Man” is released in January, 1969, just weeks after it topped the country charts in late 1968.
“Stand By Your Man” by Tammy Wynette reaches the top of the music charts on November 23, 1968. It would be remain there for three weeks.
In 2003, thirty-five years after its release, “Stand by Your Man” was rated as the number one song on CMT’s 100 Greatest Songs in Country Music.
The soundtrack for the Jack Nicholson film, Five Easy Pieces, is released this week in September, 1970 and features Tammy Wynette.
Tammy’s phenomenal popularity at this point in her career is obvious by the placement of her name, just below the film’s title. The soundtrack included her #1 hits “D-I-V-O-R-C-E” and “Stand By Your Man”.
On August 28, 1968, Tammy Wynette recorded “Stand By Your Man” in this studio under the production direction of Billy Sherrill.
The rest is country music history.
On May 17, 1975, “Stand By Your Man” reached the top of the UK song charts where it would remain the number one song for three weeks. Only Rod Stewart and Queen would have bigger hits that year in Great Britain. Epic Records released a 14-song album with original album artwork based on Tammy Wynette’s 1972 album cover, My Man.