Dec 4, 2022: Variety: Jessica Chastain and Michael Shannon Reveal Secrets of Learning to Sing Like Country’s Royal Couple in ‘George & Tammy’
Variety caught up with the actors as they made the rounds recently to discuss playing George Jones and Tammy Wynette in the six-episode limited series, which premieres Sunday night on both Showtime and Paramount+. (It’ll be a Showtime exclusive for the following episodes.) They discussed how they worked with vocal coaches and music producers to arrive at the literal voices of Jones and Wynette, and also considering the psychology that made George and Tammy’s lives into such an immutable, lifetime duet, whether or not the two were technically together.
Jimmy McDonough: Tammy Wynette: Tragic Country Queen ISBN-10: 0143118889 Known for his acclaimed biographies of Neil Young, Russ Meyer, and Andy Milligan, Jimmy McDonough now delivers an emotional and revealing exploration of the life of the Queen of Heartbreak. Based on dozens of interviews, McDonough's book unveils a life of profound extremes, from Wynette's impoverished youth in Mississippi, to her meteoric rise after meeting legendary producer Billy Sherrill, to her star-crossed marriage to music legend George Jones. What emerges is an unforgettable view of a Nashville that no longer exists-and a woman whose life mirrored the sadness captured in her music.
Jackie Daly & Tom Carter: Tammy Wynette: My Mother's Story ISBN-10: 0399145982 A loving and astonishingly revealing portrait of America's most popular female country vocalist by her daughter, Jackie.
Tammy Wynette arrived in Nashville in 1964 in a dented station wagon with her three young daughters, whose tricycles were tied to the car's roof. Raw talent, gritty determination, and a bit of luck soon lifted Tammy from poverty to fame and ultimately fortune. Tammy Wynette: My Mother's Story looks behind the extraordinary success story, exploring Wynette's life from the vantage of her closest confidante: her daughter, Jackie--a life that continues to make headlines even after her controversial death.
Wynette was a survivor, but her journey was more than bumpy: five marriages; twenty-six major surgeries; multiple platinum hits; a stint at the Betty Ford Center for drug addiction; a mysterious 1978 abduction during which she was savagely beaten; millions of fans; the loyalty and friendship of Nashville's greatest stars, who would turn out in droves to mourn her passing. And always the little-known constant in her life: motherhood.
With the aid of veteran biographer Tom Carter, Jackie Daly recounts the tragedies as well as triumphs--and probes the final mysteries--of her beloved mother's remarkable life. Never-before-seen personal photographs, revealing interviews, and treasured memorabilia help bring Wynette's dramatic, inspiring story to life.
Illustrated with 16 pages of black-and-white photographs
Jesse Russell & Ronald Cohn: Tammy Wynette ISBN-13: 978-5511331188 High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! Virginia Wynette Pugh, known professionally as Tammy Wynette (May 5, 1942 - April 6, 1998), was an American country music singer-songwriter and one of the genre's best-known artists and biggest-selling female vocalists.
May 5, 1942: Virginia Wynette Pugh, known professionally as Tammy Wynette was born in Itawamba County, Mississippi.
April 14, 1961: Euple Byrd & Wynnette had their first child, Gwendolyn Lee was born.
February 16, 1969: George Jones and Wynette officially wed in Ringgold, Georgia.
January 8, 1975: The divorce of Wynnette and George Jones was finalized.
July 18, 1976: Wynette married real estate developer Michael Tomlin at her Nashville home.
July 6, 1978: Wynette married her fifth husband, George Richey.
October 4, 1978: Wynette went shopping at Green Hills Shopping Center (now The Mall at Green Hills) in Nashville. Upon returning to her unlocked car, Wynette claimed a man was in the backseat with a gun. She was then released 80 miles away in Giles County, Tennessee and claimed to have been suffering from neck injuries. She sought help from a local resident who brought her a cold wet rag and called Wynette's family.
October 18, 1994: Without Walls was released. It is the thirtieth and final studio album by American country music singer-songwriter Wynette.
April 6, 1998: Tammy Wynette (aged 55) died in her sleep at her Nashville, Tennessee home.
April 9, 1998: A public memorial service, attended by about 1,500 people, was held at Nashville's Ryman Auditorium. The service was televised live by cable networks CNN and The Nashville Network. Parton gave remarks and performed a specially written song, closing her performance with a chorus from "I Will Always Love You." Country stars Wynonna Judd and Lorrie Morgan also performed while Merle Haggard offered his performance through a prerecorded video. Eulogies were given by other notable country artists, including Naomi Judd. A private, graveside service had been held earlier with a crypt entombment at Nashville's Woodlawn Memorial Park Cemetery.
December 4, 2022: Showtime aired its first of four weekly episodes of a show Titled "George and Tammy." It features Jessica Chastain in the role of Wynette and Michael Shannon as Jones. The series is based on Georgette Jones's memoir.