Tammy Wynette Collection Arrived At Country Music Hall Of Fame
March 4, 2010 at 2:09 PM (PT)
A collection of professional memorabilia documenting the career of Country music legend TAMMY WYNETTE has arrived at the COUNTRY MUSIC HALL OF FAME AND MUSEUM. The move was facilitated by WYNETTE’s widower GEORGE RICHEY and co-trustee of TAMMY’s estate WANDA WILLIAMS.
The collection includes 14 stage costumes, dating from the latter years of her career, such as the red jacket trimmed in gold brocade that she wore when she sang “Stand by Your Man” with LYLE LOVETT on NBC’s TONIGHT SHOW in 1993. The collection includes her trademark beaded jackets, gowns and jumpsuits. There are also awards, such as her CMA “Female Vocalist of the Year Awards” for 1968, 1969 and 1970 and notes from Presidents GERALD FORD, RONALD REGAN and GEORGE H. BUSH.
WILLIAMS said: “We are glad to have these extraordinary artifacts in a place where they will be respected and preserved, and where they can be returned to her fans. TAMMY would be thrilled.”