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Tammy Wynette

Author : Jimmy McDonough
Publisher : Penguin
Page : 503 pages
File Size : 51,5 Mb
Release : 2010-03-04
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN : 9781101189955

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Tammy Wynette by Jimmy McDonough Pdf

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.

Tammy Wynette

Author : Jackie Faye Daly,Tom Carter
Publisher : Putnam Adult
Page : 0 pages
File Size : 40,5 Mb
Release : 2000
Category : Country musicians
ISBN : 0399145982

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Tammy Wynette by Jackie Faye Daly,Tom Carter Pdf

With the aid of veteran biographer Tom Carter, Daly recounts the tragedies and triumphs--and probes the final mysteries--of her beloved mother's remarkable life. of photos.

The Three of Us

Author : Georgette Jones
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Page : 304 pages
File Size : 40,6 Mb
Release : 2011-07-05
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN : 1439198594

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The Three of Us by Georgette Jones Pdf

The marriage of George Jones and Tammy Wynette was hailed as a union made in honky-tonk heaven. And when little Tamala Georgette Jones was born in 1970, she was considered country music’s heir apparent. For the first four years of her life, Georgette had two adoring parents who showed her off at every opportunity, and between her parents, grandparents, older sisters, and cheering fans, Georgette’s feet seldom hit the ground. But as in every fairy tale, dark forces were just around the corner. Her parents fought, and George drank. George and Tammy divorced when Georgette was four, and it would be years before she understood just what that meant. The Three of Us is an honest and heartfelt look into the life of a broken family living in the glare of the public spotlight. Like so many of her generation, Georgette had to make sense of loving two parents who couldn’t love each other. With never-before-told stories about George and Tammy, it recounts Tammy’s descent into prescription pill addiction, her dependence on her fifth husband, George Richey, and her untimely death at the age of fifty-five. Georgette opens up about her broken relationship with her father and what it took for them to come back together. Lastly, Georgette discusses the ups and downs of her adult life: failed marriages, illness, an arrest, and now, an unexpected but thrilling career as a musician. The Three of Us is a story of both extreme privilege and great trials, of larger-than-life people with larger-than-life problems. Rich in country music history, it contains twists and turns, highs and lows, but in the end, it stands as an intensely moving tale of love, loss, heartbreak, and what it means to be a family.

Why Tammy Wynette Matters

Author : Steacy Easton
Publisher : University of Texas Press
Page : 192 pages
File Size : 43,9 Mb
Release : 2023-05-23
Category : Music
ISBN : 9781477327517

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Why Tammy Wynette Matters by Steacy Easton Pdf

How Tammy Wynette channeled the conflicts of her life into her music and performance. With hits such as “Stand By Your Man” and “Golden Ring,” Tammy Wynette was an icon of American domesticity and femininity. But there were other sides to the first lady of country. Steacy Easton places the complications of Wynette’s music and her biography in sharp-edged relief, exploring how she made her sometimes-tumultuous life into her work, a transformation that was itself art. Wynette created a persona of high femininity to match the themes she sang about—fawning devotion, redemption in heterosexual romance, the heartbreak of loneliness. Behind the scenes, her life was marked by persistent class anxieties; despite wealth and fame, she kept her beautician’s license. Easton argues that the struggle to meet expectations of southernness, womanhood, and southern womanhood, finds subtle expression in Wynette’s performance of “Apartment #9”—and it’s because of these vocal subtleties that it came to be called the saddest song ever written. Wynette similarly took on elements of camp and political critique in her artistry, demonstrating an underappreciated genius. Why Tammy Wynette Matters reveals a musician who doubled back on herself, her façade of earnestness cracked by a melodrama that weaponized femininity and upended feminist expectations, while scoring twenty number-one hits.

The Tammy Wynette Southern Cookbook

Author : Tammy Wynette
Publisher : Pelican Publishing Company
Page : 228 pages
File Size : 49,5 Mb
Release : 2007-08-31
Category : Cooking
ISBN : 1455612766

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The Tammy Wynette Southern Cookbook by Tammy Wynette Pdf

Nearly 300 hearty Southern recipes, and personal reminiscences, from the country music legend. Tammy Wynette, the “First Lady of Country Music,” collected some 279 recipes for her favorite down-home foods including such flavorful dishes as Mississippi-Style Stuffed Bell Pepper, Cornmeal-Fried Potatoes, Pineapple-Banana Pudding, and Sour Cream Pound Cake. Tammy loved the simple goodness of home cooking, and once declared that her favorite food was a hot dog—she would have chosen that over a steak any day! For her cookbook, she chose a unique selection of Southern dishes sure to please hearty appetites everywhere—and just as enticing as the dishes are the personal anecdotes and history revealed alongside many of the recipes.

I Lived to Tell It All

Author : George Jones,Tom Carter
Publisher : Dell
Page : 482 pages
File Size : 51,9 Mb
Release : 2014-10-01
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN : 9780804180863

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I Lived to Tell It All by George Jones,Tom Carter Pdf

Boozing. Womanizing. Brawling. Singing. For the last forty years George Jones has reigned as the country's king--the singer many have called the Frank Sinatra of country. And for most of that time, his career has been marked by hard-living, hard-loving, and hard luck. From his early east Texas recordings through his marriage with Tammy Wynette to his latest acclaim as a solid citizen and "high-tech red-neck," Americans have been fascinated with Jones, never even knowing whether he's going to show up for his next concert. Now, in I Lived To Tell It All, George Jones supplies a no-holds-barred account of his excesses and ecstasies. How alcohol ruled his life and performances. How violence marred many friendships and relationships. How money was something to be made but never held on to. And, finally, how the love of a good woman can ultimately change a man, redeem him, and save his life.

Hurtin' Words

Author : Ted Ownby
Publisher : UNC Press Books
Page : 353 pages
File Size : 52,9 Mb
Release : 2018-10-31
Category : History
ISBN : 9781469647012

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Hurtin' Words by Ted Ownby Pdf

When Tammy Wynette sang "D-I-V-O-R-C-E," she famously said she "spelled out the hurtin' words" to spare her child the pain of family breakup. In this innovative work, Ted Ownby considers how a wide range of writers, thinkers, activists, and others defined family problems in the twentieth-century American South. Ownby shows that it was common for both African Americans and whites to discuss family life in terms of crisis, but they reached very different conclusions about causes and solutions. In the civil rights period, many embraced an ideal of Christian brotherhood as a way of transcending divisions. Opponents of civil rights denounced "brotherhoodism" as a movement that undercut parental and religious authority. Others, especially in the African American community, rejected the idea of family crisis altogether, working to redefine family adaptability as a source of strength. Rather than attempting to define the experience of an archetypal "southern family," Ownby looks broadly at contexts such as political and religious debates about divorce and family values, southern rock music, autobiographies, and more to reveal how people in the South used the concept of the family as a proxy for imagining a better future or happier past.

Minnie Pearl

Author : Joan Dew,Minnie Pearl
Publisher : New York : Pocket Books ; Markham, Ont. : Distributed in Canada by PaperJacks
Page : 324 pages
File Size : 53,6 Mb
Release : 1982
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN : 0671435361

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Minnie Pearl by Joan Dew,Minnie Pearl Pdf

He Stopped Loving Her Today

Author : Jack Isenhour
Publisher : Univ. Press of Mississippi
Page : 229 pages
File Size : 45,7 Mb
Release : 2011
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN : 9781617031021

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He Stopped Loving Her Today by Jack Isenhour Pdf

A behind-the-scenes look at the creation of a country music masterpiece

This Day in Music

Author : Neil Cossar
Publisher : Unknown
Page : 400 pages
File Size : 54,9 Mb
Release : 2014-08
Category : Rock music
ISBN : 1783055103

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This Day in Music by Neil Cossar Pdf

Births, deaths and marriages, No1 singles, drug busts and arrests, famous gigs and awards... all these and much more appear in this fascinating 50 year almanac.Using a page for every day of the calendar year, the author records a variety of rock and pop events that took place on a given day of the month across the years.This Day in Music is fully illustrated with hundreds of pictures, cuttings and album covers, making this the must-have book for any pop music fan.

The Grand Tour

Author : Rich Kienzle
Publisher : HarperCollins
Page : 288 pages
File Size : 43,5 Mb
Release : 2016-03-29
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN : 9780062309938

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The Grand Tour by Rich Kienzle Pdf

In the vein of the classic Johnny Cash: The Life, this groundbreaking work explores the wild life and extraordinary musical career of “the definitive country singer of the last half century” (New York Times), who influenced, among others, Bob Dylan, Buck Owens, Emmylou Harris, John Fogerty, George Strait, Alan Jackson, and Garth Brooks. In a masterful biography laden with new revelations, veteran country music journalist/historian Rich Kienzle offers a definitive, full-bodied portrait of legendary country singer George Jones and the music that remains his legacy. Kienzle meticulously sifted through archival material, government records, recollections by colleagues and admirers, interviewing many involved in Jones’s life and career. The result: an evocative portrait of this enormously gifted, tragically tormented icon called “the Keith Richards of country.” Kienzle chronicles Jones’s impoverished East Texas childhood as the youngest son of a deeply religious mother and alcoholic, often-abusive father. He examines his three troubled marriages including his union with superstar Tammy Wynette and looks unsparingly at Jones’s demons. Alcohol and later cocaine nearly killed him until fourth wife Nancy helped him learn to love himself. Kienzle also details Jones’s remarkable musical journey from singing in violent Texas honky tonks to Grand Ole Opry star, hitmaker and master vocalist whose raw, emotionally powerful delivery remains the Gold Standard for country singers. The George Jones of this heartfelt biography lived hard before finding contentment until he died at eighty-one—a story filled with whiskey, women and drugs but always the saving grace of music. Illustrated with eight pages of photos.

My Country Roots

Author : Alice Randall,Carter Little,Courtney Little
Publisher : Thomas Nelson Inc
Page : 289 pages
File Size : 52,7 Mb
Release : 2006-12-03
Category : Music
ISBN : 9781595558602

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My Country Roots by Alice Randall,Carter Little,Courtney Little Pdf

Containing 100 recommended playlists for downloading, this book is the best and most unique way to explore the Country music genre in a modern easy, convenient way. Each playlist walks you through the history, culture, and relevance of Country music, revealing the authenticity and raw truth that represents Country.

Wheeling Motel

Author : Franz Wright
Publisher : Knopf
Page : 113 pages
File Size : 45,8 Mb
Release : 2011-08-16
Category : Poetry
ISBN : 9780375711473

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In his tenth collection of poetry, Franz Wright gives us an exquisite book of reconciliation with the past and acceptance of what may come in the future. From his earliest years, he writes in “Will,” he had “the gift of impermanence / so I would be ready, / accompanied / by a rage to prove them wrong / . . . and that I too was worthy of love.” This rage comes coupled with the poet’s own brand of love, what he calls “one / strange alone / heart’s wish / to help all / hearts.” Poetry is indeed Wright’s help, and he delivers it to us with a wry sense of the daily in America: in his wonderfully local relationship to God (whom he encounters along with a catfish in the emerald shallows of Walden Pond); in the little West Virginia motel of the title poem, on the banks of the great Ohio River, where “Tammy Wynette’s on the marquee” and he is visited by the figure of Walt Whitman, “examining the tear on a dead face.” Here, in Wheeling Motel, Wright’s poetry continues to surprise us with its frank appraisal of our soul, and with his own combustible loneliness and unstoppable joy.

The New Generation of Country Music Stars

Author : David Dicaire
Publisher : McFarland
Page : 277 pages
File Size : 42,7 Mb
Release : 2014-11-21
Category : Music
ISBN : 9780786485598

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The New Generation of Country Music Stars by David Dicaire Pdf

This book highlights 50 of the most important entertainers in contemporary country music, providing a brief biography of each artist with special emphasis on experiences that influenced their musical careers. The artists are divided into five categories: "The New Traditionalists" (artists such as George Strait, Reba McEntire, and Clint Black who established the mainstream country sound in the 1980s); "Alternative Country" (artists such as Steve Earle and Bela Fleck who made country music on their own terms); "Groups" (ensemble acts such as Alabama, the Dixie Chicks, and Rascal Flatts that have carried on the traditions of the Carter Family and other prominent groups of the 1920s and 1930s); "Country-Pop" (artists such as Garth Brooks and Shania Twain who firmly established the "countrypolitan" sound as the cash cow of Nashville); and "New Country" (the next generation of country-pop artists, with particular attention paid to international megastars such as Keith Urban, and teen sensations, including LeAnn Rimes and Taylor Swift).

The `-God `-Book of `-Numerology!~’

Author : DWAYNE W. ANDERSON
Publisher : iUniverse
Page : 183 pages
File Size : 54,8 Mb
Release : 2020-08-27
Category : Body, Mind & Spirit
ISBN : 9781663207784

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The `-God `-Book of `-Numerology!~’ by DWAYNE W. ANDERSON Pdf

The `-GOD `-BOOK of `-NUMEROLOGY!~’ To be Certain there are Patterns in Life & Death!~’ Patterns so obvious that the Mind cannot Escape Them!~’ These Patterns lead down a Narrow Path to an Awakening of an Understanding that will Illuminate Mankind’s Existence for the Rest of GOD’s Current Creation’s Existence of Time!!!~’ From how We’re Born, Where We’re Born, Who We Marry, How Many Kids We will Have; and, Most Importantly; to How and When We are going to Die!!!~’ This Book Unlocks the PATTERNS and FORMULAS to All of these Eventualities along with the Help Aids of the Previous (`-2) / (`-3) Books in Series of the Prophet; and, the (`-PREVIOUS `-BOOK) of the `-PROPHET: “REAL MESSAGES of `-GOD”!!!~’ Enjoy the READS!!!~’