Tammy Wynette in concert: Summer, 1979
Martina McBride (shown above with her idol, Tammy Wynette) is born July 29, 1966 in Sharon, Kansas. Martina would cover Tammy’s “Til I Can Make It On My Own” on her chart topping 2005 album, Timeless.
“When I was singing ‘Til I Can Make It On My Own’ in the vocal booth, I could feel Tammy with me. I just felt like I had her blessing. She was always so nice to me and so sweet, and that’s what I felt when I sang this song. It gave me peace about doing it. I just wanted to pay tribute to her.”
On July 25, 1970 the album Tammy’s Touch hits number one. It would include two Tammy Wynette hits, “He Loves Me All The Way” and “I’ll See Him Through”. The World of Tammy Wynette, a collection of previously released album cuts, sits at #8.
“You Still Get To Me In My Dreams” is released from the Tammy Wynette album Soft Touch in July, 1982. It was the second single from the album, the first being the top ten hit, “Another Chance”.
Tammy Wynette and husband George Jones arrive in Hawaii in the summer of 1971. Her single, “Good Lovin’ (Makes It Right)” was the #1 country song in the nation at that time.
Tammy Wynette & George Jones are featured on the July/August 1995 issue of Country Music magazine.
“D-I-V-O-R-C-E” hits #1 on June 29, 1968. The record was Tammy’s fastest rising single. Written by Hall of Fame songwriter Bobby Braddock (with minor changes added by Curly Putnam), country music historian Bill Malone would write ”it is painfully sincere—there is no irony here—and if there is a soap opera quality to the dialogue, the content well mirrors both her own life and contemporary experience.”
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