- 1. Tammy steps to the stage and performs a rousing rendition of "Welcome to my
- world." After greeting everyone with such a fine opening number, Tammy
- continues with the country favorite, "Another chance." Touching upon some
- of her other greatest hits, Tammy performs a wonderful medley! Starting with,
- "Apartment #9" and continuing with "I don't want to play house" "Your good
- girl's gonna go bad" "D-I-V-O-R-C-E" "Singing my song" and showcasing the
- members of her band, Tammy ends the medley with a spirited version of
- the classic, "Rocky top." After a short break, Tammy returns to the stage
- and sings a heartfelt version of "Love the world away." Touching upon her
- life growing up on the farm, and performing in church, Tammy sings "How
- great thou art" and "I'll fly away." Drawing the show to a close, she
- performs her signature hit, "Stand by your man." 9/87
- 2. Performing selections from her new album, "Higher Ground" Tammy makes a
- delightful appearance on the Nashville program, "New Country." Stepping to the
- stage, she performs a wonderful rendition of the song, "Your love." After a short
- break, she mixes things up a bit, by singing several selections, one from the past,
- and then another song from the new album, titled "You and me" and "Painted sky."
- Dipping further into the past, she performs a rousing rendition of the hit song,
- "Another chance," which sets the stage for her next selection, "Higher Ground."
- As always it's a pleasure watching Tammy perform! Closing the show, she
- slows things down, by performing a stirring rendition of the song,
- "I wasn't meant to live my life alone." 10/87
- ( Check out the "Tammy Wynette" t-shirts the band is wearing! )
- 3. Performing her signature tune, "Stand by your man" Tammy looks simply
- radiant, as she steps to the "Nashville Now" stage. Later as she visits with Ralph,
- she relates an interesting story about "Elvis Presley" from the early days of his
- career. Returning to the stage, Tammy performs a touching rendition of the
- song, "Talkin' to myself again." As the show draws to a close, Tammy returns
- to sing, "Your love." 10/87
- 4. During Biography's "Stand by your dream ... The Tammy Wynette Story"
- we are given a rare opportunity to see the first "Lady of Country Music" as
- never before! Stepping to the stage, she performs an outstanding version of
- "My man understands" which is just one of the many hits, throughout her long
- career. As she visits with us, from her home in Nashville, she considers herself
- very lucky, to have found something as enjoyable as the music business.
- Upon celebrating her 44th Birthday, Tammy blows out the candles on her cake, while
- being surrounded by her family and friends, at her home. Stepping inside, the camera
- passes by the fine furniture and the many awards, almost as if it's looking for a doorway
- into her past. Suddenly images of the place she grew up as a young girl come into focus,
- and Tammy begins to share with us, what it was like working in the fields, picking cotton,
- and growing up on their family farm. She relates that it wasn't easy, because most of the
- work had to be done by hand, on account of the fact, they didn't have any modern
- equipment to do the work. While struggling in the fields, she dreamed of being a
- "singer." Which brings to mind a story of when she returned home and her
- grandfather couldn't believe that people would pay to hear her sing.
- Ironically, some things never seem to change, and Tammy touches upon this
- thought, as she visits with her mother on the porch swing of the house in which
- she was born. As she takes us inside, the lights seem to dim, almost as if we are
- stepping into another time and place. While relating her father's love for music,
- she touches the keyboard of the piano, which still sits within their home. She
- explains that the piano was just one of many instruments that her father used
- to play, and with all of this music around her, it was only natural that she would
- perform songs for her family and sing in the church choir.
- Not far from the home in which Tammy grew up in as a young girl, still stands her
- grandfather's house, that she moved into, when she began to raised her own two
- daughters. As the camera slowly shifts from room to room, we can easily imagine
- what it must have been like; patching the spaces in the walls with cardboard to
- keep the cold winds from coming inside; gathering her milk and butter from the
- spring, which kept it cool, because she didn't have a refrigerator. As I mentioned
- earlier, some things never change and so I'm sure with all of her success, these
- images stayed with her forever.
- Throughout the rest of the program, images of Tammy shift from one moment
- of her life, into the next, but none of them is more "poignant" than her
- appearance on the "Burt Reynolds" special. Speaking very softly, she admits
- that she would much rather visit with him, but he insists that she "sing"
- instead and so we are treated to a very touching rendition of her hit song,
- "You and me." Believe me, when you see this particular moment, you'll be
- simply amazed by her presence! As the show continues, Tammy touches
- upon many things, her feelings, her thoughts on the music which has filled
- her life and so much more!
- 5. Looking simply radiant, Tammy makes a wonderful return to the set of
- "Nashville Now" singing a spirited version of "My man understands."
- Tammy simply sparkles as she captures your attention! During the
- interview portion of the show, she talks lovingly of her children and
- they have now have children of their own, which makes Tammy a
- "grandma!" Previewing two brand new songs on the program,
- Tammy performs "The Note" and "Next to you." Which continue
- the tradition of "great Tammy Wynette ballads!" 11/88
- 1. During an exceptional segment from TNN's "Celebrities Offstage" we are treated
- to a wonderful "up close" interview with Tammy! She absolutely sparkles! Fantastic
- "full screen moments throughout!" The program begins with Tammy walking down
- the aisle, as her daughter prepares to get married. As Tammy reflects upon the
- ceremony, she confesses that she is surprised that anyone even listens to her,
- considering the number of times she has been married. Throughout the interview
- she touches upon many of the moments of her life, and later in the program, with
- George by her side, he expresses his love and admiration for Tammy. It's clear that
- he loves her very much! Inbetween the interview segments, we are given a
- "GRAND" tour of her home, which will leave you speechless! 3/89
- 2. With the release of her 51st album, Tammy is hoping that her latest single,
- "I thanked the cowboy for the ride" strikes gold! Well, Tammy sure looks
- like a million dollars, during this interview! 4/89
- 3. Looking simply radiant, Tammy makes a special appearance on "Good Morning
- America" singing her latest single, "I thanked the cowboy for the ride." After her
- performance she visits with Joan Lunden and Charles Gibson, about her new album,
- and what it's like traveling the countryside in her bus. When she is asked how
- she keeps on going, in spite of all the difficulties she has endured, Tammy
- assures us, it's all about the "music." 5/89
- 4. Appearing on the 23th Academy of Country Music Awards, Tammy presents
- one of the awards of the evening. 9/89
- 5. While speaking on the benefits of a good education, "Entertainment
- Tonight" caught up with Tammy, as she lends her support for a charity in
- 6. Stepping in front of the camera, Tammy unveils her new video for
- "Let's call it a day today."
- 7. With her name back in the spotlight, with her latest release, "Let's call it a day
- today" Tammy sits down with "Entertainment Tonight" for a delightful moment,
- both in front of the camera, and also in the studio.
- 8. Stepping to the stage at the Church Street Station in Nashville, Tammy performs
- quite a few of her biggest hits! Among them, "Welcome to my world" "Another chance"
- "I still believe in fairy tales" "I'll be over you, when the grass is over me" and
- "Til I can make it on my own." For some reason, this particular appearance
- seems out of place, on the time line, but I can't remember for sure
- when this performance was taped. Sadly, as I watched this moment
- I couldn't help but notice how thin and frail Tammy looks, but in
- spite of that, she sounds wonderful!
- 9. Performing "Let's call it a day today" Tammy makes a stirring performance during this
- particular moment from the "Academy of Country Music Awards." Dressed in her
- elegant evening gown, she looks so beautiful! 5/90
- 10. Singing "What goes with blue" Tammy returns to the set of "Nashville Now" for
- a fabulous evening, filled with great music and laughter! She looks absolutely wonderful!
- With Naomi and Wynonna as "guest hosts" for the night, the ladies have a great time
- visiting! They share their thoughts on the music business, their lives, and traveling
- around the countryside. Returning to the stage, Tammy performs a holiday favorite,
- "Blue Christmas." Which the audience just loves! And then later in the program, she
- sings her signature song, "Stand by your man." 1/91
- 11. Returning to the set of "Nashville Now" Tammy joins Randy Travis on their
- exceptional duet of "We're strangers again." Unfortunately, she is unable to spend
- the whole evening with us, but before she leaves, she mentions a very special
- 25th Anniversary project that CBS Records is assembling for her.
- 12. Appearing again on "Nashville Now" Tammy performs a stirring version of
- her hit song, "Let's call it a day today." As always, she looks so beautiful!
- Her presence simply lights up the screen! When she visits with Ralph, they
- talk about many things! And she even reads a delightful poem that she has
- written! Which is really, really cute! Returning to the stage, she performs
- two more selections on the show, "One stone at a time" and the title track
- of her new album, "Heart over mind." Watching Tammy perform is always
- 13. Receiving the "Living Legend Award" on the 1991 "Music City News Country Awards"
- program, Tammy was completely taken by surprised! As they looked back over
- her long career, they presented countless images of her! From the early days,
- clear through to the present! With tears streaming down her face, she
- accepted the honor, but truly she has honored us more than she will
- 14. Making a exceptional appearance at Ford's theater in Washington, D.C.,
- for the special "A Celebration of Country Music," Tammy sings a stirring
- rendition of her hit song, "Stand by your man." She looks absolutely
- stunning in her beautiful evening gown! 5/91
- 15. When Hilary Clinton implied "something" in connection with Tammy's hit song,
- "Stand by your man" she suddenly found herself knee deep in trouble, with
- practically EVERYONE! This report from "Entertainment Tonight" finds
- George speaking on behalf of Tammy, who is ill at the moment, and
- unable to confront Mrs. Clinton.
- 16. Appearing on "Hot Country Nights" Tammy looks simply sensational, as she
- performs the classic hit song, "Crying in the rain." It doesn't get much better than this!
- Later in the evening, she joins the rest of the guest stars, for the "jam session"
- 1. After a brief overview of her long career, Tammy sits down for a wonderful
- interview with John Tesh for his "One and One" program. Looking radiant, as always,
- Tammy touches upon many of the events of her life! She relates a funny story of
- taking her daughters back to her home town, suggesting they step into the fields
- and pick some cotton, so they understand how difficult it was for their mother
- growing up on the farm. Touching upon her hit song, "Stand by your man" Tammy
- mentions how it angered some individuals, and how she has been defending the
- lyrics of that song, ever since she released it. As she talks about her current
- projects, it's hard to believe she is nearly 50 years old. In closing, she shares
- her thoughts about the future!
- 2. During a very special program devoted to the "Women of Country Music"
- Tammy makes several appearances, before she takes to the stage, and
- performs a wonderful rendition of the classic hit, "Crying in the rain."
- 3. Making a delightful appearance on "Music City Tonight" Tammy dips into the
- past and performs "Your good girl's gonna go bad." With Naomi as "guest host"
- for the evening, they discuss many things! Interestingly, Tammy mentions her
- latest release, "Without Walls" and how she enjoyed working with
- 4. With Loretta Lynn as her guest, Tammy opens her "Legends of Country Music"
- program on TNN, with the two of them singing "Your good girls gonna go bad."
- Seeing them together is such a delight! After a short break, they visit about
- the early days of their careers in Nashville, and how they became such 'good
- friends.' On the program, they share so many stories together! Later in the
- show, Tammy teams up with John Berry on the classic, "Stand by your man."
- Which must have been inspired by all of the duets that she performed on her
- "Without Walls" album. As the show draws to a close, Tammy sings a heartfelt
- version of her signature tune, "D-I-V-O-R-C-E" and then two more selections,
- her latest release, "What do they know" and "My man understands." It's a
- wonderful hour with the "legendary first lady of country!"
- 5. Appearing on "The Late Show with David Lettermen" Tammy performs a
- rousing rendition of the song, "Girl thing" from her latest release, "Without
- Walls." Unfortunately, Wynonna's part is being sung by one of Tammy's backup
- singers. As we all know by now, David Lettermen can be quite the character,
- and so when his conversation with Tammy turns to ex-husband, George Jones,
- the jokes really start to fly! But what can you expect, when Tammy tells him
- that George once drove the riding mower, thirteen miles into town for a drink!
- 6. "Entertainment Tonight" catches up with Tammy, upon the release of
- her latest album, "Without Walls" ~ here in the United States. After talking
- about her "near death experience" the year before, when she almost died,
- Tammy talks fondly of the individuals that she worked with on this album.
- Throughout the interview we catch glimpses of her in the studio, with
- Wynonna and Sting, as they put the finishing touches on the music.
- 7. During a touching moment from the special, "A day in the life of Country Music"
- we are treated to a few minutes with Tammy on her tour bus. Which is
- really, really nice! She is so gracious! And down to earth!
- 8. Stepping in the role of "Jolene" on the television series, "Evening Shade"
- Tammy makes a splendid appearance! Along with K.T. Oslin, they really light
- up the screen, with their presence! Tammy is such a natural on camera!
- Later in the program, she performs a touching version of the song,
- "When someone mentions your name."
- 9. On the 1993 "Country Music Awards" Dolly joins Loretta Lynn, and Tammy Wynette
- as they perform "Silver threads and golden needles" from their "Honky Tonk Angels"
- album. Afterwards, they present one of the awards for the evening. All three of
- the ladies look 'EXCEPTIONAL!'
- 10. Joining George Jones on TNN's Music City News Awards, Tammy helps honor
- Wayland Jennings, as he receives the "Living Legend Award."
- 11. On CBS's "Eye to Eye" the camera catches up with Tammy Wynette and George
- Jones, as they tour the country, together again! Throughout the interview, they
- present many moments with Tammy, on stage and then also in several different
- "interview" settings; one of which takes place on the front porch of the house in
- which she grew up in. From there, they shift to her beautiful home, "Lady Acres"
- and we are given a "grand" tour of the place! As Tammy talks fondly of her fans,
- we are there the day her fans come calling! As they wind around through the
- many rooms of her home, they are served refreshments, before meeting Tammy,
- who is receiving her guests, in the "salon!" It's a precious moment! Throughout
- the interview, she talks about her life and career in great detail. Proving that some
- things haven't changed, while on tour with George, he pulls one of his little surprises
- on Tammy, by announcing her "before" she is scheduled to be on stage, and so she
- has to rush to be there. George loved it! I guess some things don't change. The
- program closes with the two of them on stage, which is truly a wonderful moment!
- 12. Appearing together on the 29th annual "Country Music Awards" George and
- Tammy step to the stage to perform a medley of their hits! Which is really nice!
- If you listen closely, you can hear George say to Tammy,
- "you look beautiful tonight."
- 13. The issue of "medical privacy" comes to the forefront, as Tammy finds
- herself on the "CBS Evening News" during a report, in which her medical
- records were released to the general public. Out of all the appearances
- within the collection, this particular moment is probably the most startling,
- because you can clearly see that Tammy isn't well.
- 14. As you listen to this next moment, from the TNN program titled, "Soul Mates"
- it's quite evident that Tammy has lost some of the "depth" in her voice, and the
- camera has added a sort of "soft focus" to her image. Even later when she is
- interviewed with George, by her side, the camera never really focuses in on her.
- The one thing that I particularly noticed about this interview was the "extreme
- devotion" shown on George's part for Tammy, which totally put to rest all of the
- things that were said about him, in my opinion, after she passed away.
- 15. Speaking "via satellite" on the Maury Povich show, Tammy talks about her
- hit song, "Stand my your man" in regards to a show, that Maury is presenting
- on the state of marriage, and when a person should "stand" by their partner.
- Interestingly, the incident with Hilary Clinton surfaces again, and Tammy shares
- with us the story "behind the headlines."
- Please note, due to a problem with my "video capture card" the
- "photo snaps" below do not reflect the quality of the material, contained
- within this followup to the collection. At a later date, I will be replacing
- these photos, so it represents the true quality of these moments.
- 1. During a special presentation of "Conversations" with Burt Reynolds, Tammy Wynette
- joins Crystal Gayle, Sara Evans and Jo Dee Messina, for a great evening of music and
- conversation. Throughout the interview, each of the ladies touch upon many things,
- along with performing a few bars of their favorite song. Tammy sings a wonderful
- rendition of "Stand by your man."
- 2. When it comes to "intimate and up close interviews" nothing comes close to
- "On the Record with Ralph Emery." During this hour long special, Tammy talks about
- many things. They start their wonderful conversation off by, mentioning her new cd,
- "Without Walls" and what it was like working with "Elton John" "Wynonna" and some
- of her other guests. After the break, Ralph asks her about her health and the times, in
- which she was very close to dying. Because Ralph has known Tammy for a very long
- time, he knows all the right questions to ask, which give us an even greater insight into
- the talented country star.
- 3. The insights into Tammy's life and career continue during Lifetime's
- "Intimate Portrait." Throughout the hour, we are treated to an exceptional
- visit with Tammy, along with many images and photos from her past.
- 4. During A&E's Biography of Tanya Tucker, Tammy Wynette speaks
- fondly of her dear friend.
- 1. Appearing on "Prime Time Country" in her final television performance,
- Tammy opens the show with a rousing rendition of her hit, "Stand by your
- man." After the break, she touches upon the song and many other things!
- As always, Tammy is simply delightful! Later in the program, Tammy returns
- to the stage and performs, "Take me to your world."
- 2. "Entertainment Tonight" spotlighted the passing of Tammy Wynette, with
- 3. Dipping into the past, MSNBC presents a special "Time and Again" segment,
- devoted to the life and career of Tammy Wynette. Throughout the hour, we are
- treated to an exceptional collection of interviews, in which Tammy talks about
- many things! Among them, her trademark song, "Stand by your man" and how
- it related to the men and the experiences in her life. During her long career,
- Tammy appeared with many of the stars of today, and upon learning of her
- death, Reba shares her thoughts about Tammy. Later in the program, Loretta
- Lynn and The Judds, speak fondly of Tammy, whom they have known for many
- years. When it comes to the inspiration for her songs, Tammy confesses that
- she pulled from the events and experiences of her own life. As the program
- draws to a close, they present Tammy's performance of "It's just a girl thing"
- from The Today Show. Which is very nice!
- 4. "Access Hollywood" noted the passing of Tammy Wynette, with
- their own tribute to the "First Lady of Country Music."
- 5. Speaking by phone, Loretta Lynn expresses her thoughts on loosing Tammy, during
- one of the many segments from MSNBC. They also visited with Barbara Mandrell, who shared
- her thoughts on the country legend, as well.
- 6. During an "exceptional" A&E Biography, we are treated to another glimpse into
- Tammy's incredible life and career. Scattered throughout the program are many
- images and photos, that we haven't seen before. Many of her friends speak fondly
- of her throughout the program; among them "Loretta Lynn" and "Emmylou Harris."
- During the program, they mention a couple things that hadn't been discussed before,
- which caught me by surprise! The pace of this program is pretty quick, hitting all the
- high points, with a slightly different approach, than everything that has been
- presented before. Tammy was "One of a Kind!"
- 1. MSNBC spotlighted the passing of Tammy Wynette, with a tremendous amount
- of coverage. In the early hours, upon learning of her death, they contacted many of
- her friends, assembled a special "Time and Again" profile, and even presented her
- "Memorial" service. While waiting for it to begin, they visited with some of Tammy's
- closest friends, "Emmylou Harris" "Barbara Mandrell" and "Randy Travis." During the
- service, we are treated to performances by "Dolly Parton" "Wynonna" "Randy Travis"
- "Lorrie Morgan" and many others. Each of them, also share with us their special
- memories of Tammy. Before Wynonna steps to the stage, Naomi Judd speaks
- fondly of "The First Lady of Country Music" and it's very, very touching! Dolly also
- shares a touching story of her love and admiration for Tammy.
- J.D. Sumner and the Stamps perform "Peace in the Valley."
- Randy Travis sings "Precious memories."
- Wynonna Judd performs "How great thou art"
- Oak Ridge Boys sing "Life's railway to heaven"
- Rudy Gatlin performs "I'll fly away"
- Dolly Parton sings "Shine On" "I will always love you"
- Merle Haggard sings "If I could only fly"
- Lorrie Morgan performs "Amazing Grace"
- After the service, the news anchor from MSNBC, visits with Naomi and Wynonna
- Judd. Once again, we are given an insight into Tammy's kindness and generosity.
- That only her closest friends knew! This is truly a wonderful testiment to the
- type of lady that Tammy was!
- 1. The "tributes" keep pouring in! During another segment from TNN, titled
- "Remembering Tammy Wynette" this particular moment reminds us, once
- again why we loved and admired her so much!
- 2. With the release of "Tammy Wynette: Remembered" Entertainment Tonight
- visits with Wynonna Judd, as she prepares to film the video for "Woman to woman."
- Later in the program, Lorrie Morgan and Faith Hill, also share their thoughts on Tammy.
- 3. Appearing on the Rosie O'Donnell Show, Wynonna performs a rousing
- rendition of "Woman to woman" with Tammy looking on! After the break, Wynonna
- shares with us her feelings about Tammy, and importance behind the song she selected.
- 4. Wrapping up the year in country music, Tammy Wynette is remembered
- during another short segment from TNN.
- 5. During "An Evening of Country Greats" Tammy Wynette is honored, as some
- of the younger stars perform many of her songs. Among them, Trisha Yearwood
- sings a wonderful rendition of "Until I get it right." After the break, Mark Chestnut
- and Kathy Mattea perform the duet, "Golden rings." Following them, Lorrie Morgan
- steps to the stage and sings a beautiful version of "You and me." Accepting the
- honor of being inducted in the "Music Hall of Fame" George Richey speaks from
- the heart about his dear wife. As the program draws to a close, Loretta Lynn
- shares her thoughts on her friendship with Tammy.
- 6. "Life" magazine honored the memory of Tammy Wynette, with a special tribute,
- that included comments from her daughter and her husband, George Richey. Which
- added a more personal touch to this special tribute.
- 7. On the "Academy of Country Music Awards" Tammy is honored by
- "Dolly Parton" "The Judds" "Martina McBride" and "Patty Loveless" as they
- perform the hit, "Stand by your man."
- 8. George Richey stops the set of "Crook and Chase" as they spotlight Tammy's
- recent induction into the "Country Music Hall of Fame." They also unveil a figurine
- that was designed in her likeness. On the music side of things, George talks about
- the "Tammy Wynette Remembered" cd, which contains songs by Elton John, Faith
- 9. During the 32nd annual, "Country Music Awards" Tammy was inducted into the
- "Country Music Hall of Fame." With images of her displayed in the background,
- Pam Tillis and Lorrie Morgan perform several of her signature hits! It's hard to
- believe that she is gone. And when George Richey accepts the honor on her
- behalf, he expresses exactly what we all are feeling.
- 10. Perhaps it's a sign of the times, and so it shouldn't have come as a complete
- surprise when the Bravo channel, profiled "Tammy Wynette" and they presented
- a completely different side to her life and career. This particular program blows
- the lid off "everything!" that we have come to know about her! With comments
- from her personal assistants, close friends, and those who were with her around
- the clock, we learn of her steady decline into a personal hell. Perhaps the most
- shocking information comes from her daughter Jackie, who raises serious questions
- about her mother's death. The details that come to the surface during this
- program are nothing short of "SHOCKING!" You will never look at the last few
- years of her life, the same way again. All of the signs were there, and we just
- for taking the time to read through these rather lengthy descriptions!
- I know it seems rather "incredible" to believe!
- All these moments from the past.
- Moments that you might have missed recording.
- And those that you have only heard about!
- Throughout the years, I've shared many of these clips from my collection
- with my friends, and they have always been astounded by all the appearances
- that I was able to record. To ensure the highest quality possible, I use a "dual deck"
- vcr when I'm sharing any of these moments from my collection.
- I look forward to hearing from you!