Tammy Wynette Net Worth

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Virginia Wynette Pugh was born on the 5th May 1942, in Tremont, Mississippi USA, and was a Grammy Award-winning country musician and songwriter, known for being the biggest-selling country female musician ever – she featured 20 No. 1 hit singles including “Singing My Song”, “Take Me to Your World”, “The Ways to Love a Man” and probably her best known song “Stand By Your Man”. Apart from music, Tammy was also widely known for her stormy marriage with country musician George Jones. Tammy Wynette passed away in April 1998.

Have you ever wondered how much wealth the “First Lady of Country Music” accumulated for life? How rich would Tammy Wynette be nowadays? According to sources, it is estimated that the total size of Tammy Wynette’s net worth, as of early 2017, would be around $900,000 – the sum earned thanks to the huge commercial success of her 42 studio albums.

Tammy Wynette Net Worth $900,000

Tammy was the only child of school teacher, Mildred Faye and a local musician and farmer William Hollice Pugh; after his death when she was only nine months old, Tammy was sent to her maternal grandparents, while her mother worked in a defense plant during WWII. While growing up, Tammy self-taught to play several of her late father’s instruments, and that’s when she developed her interest in music. She attended Tremont High School, where she showed a promising talent as a basketball player. However, at the age of 17, she married an itinerant carpenter, Euple Byrd with whom, during their five year-long rocky marriage, she had three daughters. Due to a heavy financial burden as well as her youngest daughter’s spinal meningitis, Tammy was forced to do a series of odd jobs including working as a receptionist, waitress, barmaid and a shoe maker before gaining a cosmetology license. In 1964, she left her husband and moved to Nashville, Tennessee with her daughters.

Tammy’s music career officially began in 1966 when she signed a record deal with Epic Records. Her debut single “Apartment No. 9” was warmly received, while her second one “Your Good Girl’s Gonna Go Bad” was a huge commercial success, peaking at No. 3 on the Country charts. In 1967, Tammy was honored with the prestigious Grammy Award in the category of Best Female Country Vocal Performance for her hit single “I Don’t Wanna Play House”. Throughout the rest of the 1960s and 1970s, Tammy continued to release studio albums featuring critically and commercially acclaimed hit singles and won the Country Music Association Award two times in a row, in 1969 and 1970. By the end of the 1970s, she had released 21 studio albums featuring numerous songs of which only three did not reach the Top 10 on the various Country music charts. It is certain that all these accomplishments as well as hit singles such as “D-I-V-O-R-C-E” and “Stand by Your Man” dramatically increased the overall revenues of Tammy Wynette in that period.

In 1979, Tammy released her autobiography book “Stand by Your Man”., and in 1981 an eponymous movie was aired. Despite releasing several critically acclaimed albums in the 1980s, Tammy’s commercial success began to wane, and by the end of 1988 she was forced to declare bankruptcy. She also began suffering from severe medical conditions, but continued to sing and perform as well as to release new albums. After collaborating with popular British electronic band The KLF in 1991 and releasing the single “Justified and Ancient (Stand by the JAMs)” her popularity began to rise again. Doubtlessly, all these “ventures” made an impact on the total size of Tammy Wynette’s wealth.

Apart from her music career, Tammy had also made some efforts towards acting – in 1986 she appeared in the CBS soap opera “Capitol”, while in 1996 she voice acted in one episode of “Married… with Children”. She also voice acted for the animated sitcom “King of the Hill”.

In her music career, which tragically ended with her sudden death, Tammy Wynette released 42 studio albums and 16 compilation albums, featuring 79 singles of which 20 peaked at No. 1 on worldwide music charts. All these accomplishments added a significant sum to Tammy Wynette’s net worth.

When it comes to her personal life, Tammy was married five times. Apart from her first marriage already mentioned above, between 1967 and 1968 she was married to Lloyd Franklin Amburgey, and between 1969 and 1975, the famous country musician George Jones was her husband with whom she had another daughter. In 1976 she was married for only 44 days to Michael Tomlin, and from 1978 ’til her death, Tammy was married to producer and songwriter George Richey.

Tammy Wynette passed away on the 6th April 1998, sleeping on a couch in her home in Nashville, Tennessee. Although it was thought that she died because of a blood clot in her lungs, after her body was exhumed in 1999, it was announced that she died of cardiac arrhythmia.

Full NameTammy Wynette
Net Worth$900,000
Date Of BirthMay 5, 1942
DiedApril 6, 1998
Place Of BirthItawamba County, Mississippi, United States
Height1.57 m
SpouseGeorge Richey (m. 1978 - 1998), Michael Tomlin (m. 1976 - 1976), George Jones (m. 1967 - 1975), Don Chapel (m. 1967 - 1968), Euple Byrd (m. 1960 - 1966)
ChildrenTamala Georgette Jones, Jackie Daly, Gwendolyn Lee Byrd, Tina Denise Byrd
ParentsMildred Faye Russell Pugh, William Hollice Pugh
NicknamesTmmy Wynette , Tammy Winette , Virginia Wynette Pugh , Wynette, Tammy
AwardsGrammy Hall of Fame, Country Music Association Award for Female Vocalist of the Year, Grammy Award for Best Female Country Vocal Performance, Academy of Country Music Award for Female Vocalist of the Year, American Music Award of Merit, Academy of Country Music Awards Cliffie Stone Pioneer Award, St...
AlbumsHonky Tonk Angels (1993) Honky Tonk Angels 1993 George & Tammy & Tina (1975) George & Tammy & Tina 1975 Christmas With Tammy (1970) Christmas With Tammy 1970 One (1995) One 1995 Your Good Girl's Gonna Go Bad (1967) Your Good Girl's Gonna G... 1967
NominationsCountry Music Association Award for Single of the Year, Academy of Country Music Award for Vocal Group of the Year, Country Music Association Award for Vocal Duo of the Year, Country Music Association Award for Vocal Group of the Year, Academy of Country Music Award for Album of the Year, Academy of...
MoviesTammy Wynette: Greatest Hits Live, Country Legends Live: Vol. 2, Honky Tonk Angels
TV ShowsShowcase '68, Capitol, That Gold Old Nashville Music
1[2006] Archive Audio: "The Tammy Wynette Story" BBC Radio 2, 16th May 2006
2Her song, "Stand By your Man" was voted the greatest country song, on the 100 greatest country songs concert.
3Married Don Chapel and George Jones in Ringgold, Georgia.
4Her marriage to Michael Tomlin lasted just 44 days.
5Her duet with British pop act The KLF, "Justified and Ancient", hit #1 in 18 countries, her biggest career hit.
6Her widower, George Richey, married his girlfriend, ex-Dallas Cowboys cheerleader Sheila Slaughter. Tim McGraw sang at the small gathering. The best man was John Paul Daly, ex-husband of Wynette's daughter, Jackie Daly. 16 January 2001).
7Ranked #73 on VH1's Greatest Women of Rock N Roll
8Elected to the Country Music Hall of Fame in 1998.
9The remaining legal challenge resulting from Tammy's death was resolved in a secret, out-of-court settlement between her four daughters and Pittsburgh physician Dr. Wallis Marsh in April, 2002. The family was seeking $50 million, claiming Dr. Marsh mismanaged their mother's case. They also sued the pharmacy, Care Solutions of Nashville, for delivering the painkiller and Wynette's last husband, George Richey, for helping to administer it.
10Scored 20 #1 hits on Billboard magazine's country singles chart, a record that stood for many years.
11Tammy was given the Nickname "The First Lady Of Country Music" after becoming the first female country singer to sell a million copies of a single album, which was "Tammy's Greatest Hits" in 1970.
12Tammy last performed "Stand By Your Man" on Prime Time Country (1996) on The Nashville Network on March 9, 1998.
13"Stand By Your Man" was written when an additional song was needed for a recording session.
14Found herself in the news in 1992 when First Lady Hillary Clinton declared, on 60 Minutes (1968), that she wasn't idly supporting her husband "like some little woman standing by my man like Tammy Wynette". Wynette objected to the reference and Hillary apologized.
15Born at 1:20am-CWT
16Named Female Vocalist of the Year Country Music Assn. 1968, 1969, 1970.
17Former beauty operator.
18Children: daughters Gwen, Jackie (Jackie Daly), Tina and Georgette (Georgette Jones), step-daughter Deirdre, and stepson Kelly.


Moondog Airwaves2015Short performer: "Stand By Your Man" / writer: "Stand By Your Man"
London SpyTV Mini-Series performer - 1 episode, 2015 writer - 1 episode, 2015
Todd's Pop Song Reviews2015TV Series documentary performer - 1 episode
Coronation Street2014TV Series performer - 1 episode
The Heart of Country: How Nashville Became Music City USA2014TV Movie documentary performer: "The Ceremony", "D-I-V-O-R-C-E"
Grand Theft Auto V2013Video Game performer: "DIVORCE"
Hateship Loveship2013performer: "'Til I Get It Right"
Top Gear2013TV Series 1 episode
Nashville2012TV Series performer - 1 episode
Opry Memories2011TV Movie performer: "Stand By Your Man", "We're Gonna Hold On" / writer: "Stand By Your Man"
20 to 1TV Series documentary performer - 1 episode, 2011 writer - 1 episode, 2011
CMT: 40 Greatest Love Songs2011TV Movie performer: "Golden Ring"
Gossip Girl2010TV Series performer - 1 episode
Mord mit Aussicht2010TV Series 1 episode
JustifiedTV Series performer - 1 episode, 2010 writer - 1 episode, 2010
Bloodworth2010performer: "Take Me'
Country's Greatest Stars Live: Vol. 12010Video performer: "You And Me"
Bran Nue Dae2009writer: "Stand by Your Man" - as Wynette
Crook & Chase2009TV Series performer - 1 episode
White Lightnin'2009performer: "It Wasn't God Who Made Honky Tonk Angels"
Mesrine Part 1: Killer Instinct2008performer: "Stand by your Man" / writer: "Stand by your Man"
Sordid Lives: The Series2008TV Series performer - 1 episode
Gary & Mildred2008Short writer: "Stand By Your Man"
Opry Video Classics: Duets2007Video performer: "We're Gonna Hold On", "Golden Ring", "The Ceremony"
Opry Video Classics: Legends2007Video performer: "I Don't Wanna Play House"
Opry Video Classics: Love Ballads2007Video performer: "'Til I Get It Right"
Opry Video Classics: Queens2007Video performer: "Stand By Your Man" / writer: "Stand By Your Man"
Opry Video Classics: The Hall of Fame2007Video performer: "Your Good Girl's Gonna Go Bad"
The Singing Bee2007TV Series writer - 1 episode
In the Valley of Elah2007performer: "Till I Get It Right"
Hidden Palms2007TV Series performer - 1 episode
Biography2006TV Series documentary performer - 1 episode
CMT Greatest Moments: Dolly Parton2006TV Movie documentary performer: "Silver Threads and Golden Needles"
RV2006performer: "Stand By Your Man" / writer: "Stand By Your Man"
Boston LegalTV Series performer - 1 episode, 2006 writer - 1 episode, 2006
CMT Presents: Karaoke Revolution Country2006Video Game "Stand By Your Man"
Brokeback Mountain2005performer: "D-I-V-O-R-C-E"
The Wire2003TV Series performer - 1 episode
Boat Trip2002writer: "Stand by Your Man"
Forsthaus Falkenau2002TV Series performer - 1 episode
All or Nothing2002writer: "Stand By Your Man"
Ronnie Milsap: Live2002Video writer: " I'm A Stand By My Woman Man"
Double Take2001performer: "Apartment No. 9"
Sordid Lives2000performer: "Stand By Your Man", "Till I Can Make It On My Own", "Your Good Girl's Gonna Go Bad" / writer: "Stand By Your Man", "Till I Can Make It On My Own"
Postmark Paradise2000"Stand By Your Man"
Red DwarfTV Series performer - 1 episode, 1999 writer - 1 episode, 1999
Practical Magic1998performer: "Near You"
My Name Is Joe1998writer: "Stand by Your Man" - as T Wynette
Silent Witness1998TV Series writer - 1 episode
Primary Colors1998performer: "D-I-V-O-R-C-E"
Girls' Night1998performer: "Your Good Girl's Gonna Go Bad"
3rd Rock from the Sun1996TV Series performer - 1 episode
GoldenEye1995writer: "Stand By Your Man"
To Wong Foo Thanks for Everything, Julie Newmar1995writer: "Stand By Your Man"
Nobody's Fool1994performer: "Near You"
Maverick1994performer: "Amazing Grace"
Four Weddings and a Funeral1994writer: "Stand by Your Man" 1968
27th Annual Country Music Association Awards1993TV Special performer: "Silver Threads and Golden Needles"
So I Married an Axe Murderer1993writer: "Stand By Your Man"
Poetic Justice1993performer: "Stand by Your Man" / writer: "Stand by Your Man"
Sleepless in Seattle1993performer: "Stand By Your Man" / writer: "Stand By Your Man"
Stars in Their Eyes1993TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Wonder YearsTV Series performer - 1 episode, 1993 writer - 1 episode, 1993
Harmony Cats1992writer: "Stand By Your Man" - as Tammy Winette
The Crying Game1992writer: "Stand By Your Man"
My Cousin Vinny1992writer: "Stand By Your Man"
Thelma & Louise1991performer: "I Don't Wanna Play House"
Enid Is Sleeping1990performer: "STAND BY YOUR MAN" / writer: "STAND BY YOUR MAN"
DollyTV Series performer - 1 episode, 1988 writer - 1 episode, 1988
The American Way1986writer: "Stand By Your Man" - as Wynette
Solid Gold1985TV Series performer - 1 episode
The Night the Lights Went Out in Georgia1981performer: "Imaginary Arms"
The Blues Brothers1980writer: "STAND BY YOUR MAN" - uncredited
When You Comin' Back, Red Ryder?1979performer: "No One Knows Better Than You", "Kiss Away"
Love and Bullets1979performer: "Stand By Your Man" / writer: "Stand By Your Man"
The Deer Hunter1978performer: "Tattletale Eyes" 1976 - uncredited
Hooper1978performer: "A Player, A Pawn, A Hero, A King" - uncredited
Drive-In1976performer: "God's Gonna Get'cha For That"
Top of the PopsTV Series performer - 1 episode, 1975 writer - 1 episode, 1975
The Ernie Sigley Show1974TV Series writer - 1 episode
Teenage Cowgirls1973performer: "Longing To Hold You Again", "Bring Him Safely Home To Me", "The Joy of Being a Woman", "The Only Thing" - uncredited
The Johnny Cash ShowTV Series performer - 2 episodes, 1970 - 1971 writer - 1 episode, 1971
Cousin Jed Rises Again1970performer: "We Sure Can Love Each Other" - uncredited
Five Easy Pieces1970performer: "Stand by Your Man", "D-I-V-O-R-C-E", "Don't Touch Me", "When There's a Fire in Your Heart" / writer: "Stand by Your Man" - as T. Wynette
From Nashville with Music1969lyrics: "Stand by Your Man" / music: "Stand by Your Man" / performer: "Stand by Your Man", "Your Good Girl's Gonna Go Bad"
Run, Angel, Run!1969performer: "Run, Angel, Run"


King of the Hill1997-1998TV SeriesTilly Hill
Evening Shade1994TV SeriesJolene Elldridge
Capitol1982TV SeriesDarlene Stankowski (1986-1987)
From Nashville with Music1969Tammy Wynette


Stand by Your Man1981TV Movie book


Sordid Lives2000dedicatee


Naked Nashville1998TV Series documentaryHerself
Prime Time Country1998TV SeriesHerself
A Conversation with Burt Reynolds1997TV MovieHerself
Biography1997TV Series documentaryHerself
Perfect Day1997Video shortHerself - vocalist
The Beach Boys: Nashville Sounds1996TV Movie documentaryHerself
Married with Children1996TV SeriesHerself
America's Music: The Roots of Country1996TV Mini-Series documentaryHerself (1996)
The 23rd Annual American Music Awards1996TV SpecialHerself
Way Out West1996TV Movie documentaryHerself
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno1993-1995TV SeriesHerself
Opryland's Country Christmas1994TV Special documentaryHerself
Late Show with David Letterman1994TV SeriesHerself
The Roots of Country: Nashville Celebrates the Ryman1994TV SpecialHerself
Wheel of Fortune1994TV SeriesHerself - Celebrity Contestant
George Jones: Golden Hits1994VideoHerself
Good Morning... with Anne and Nick1993TV SeriesHerself
27th Annual Country Music Association Awards1993TV SpecialPerformer / Presenter
Michael Ball1993TV SeriesHerself
The Women of Country1993TV MovieHerself
The Arsenio Hall Show1993TV SeriesHerself
The Academy of Country Music's Greatest Hits1993TV SpecialHerself
Television's Greatest Hits1992TV Series documentaryHerself
One on One with John Tesh1992TV SeriesHerself
Hot Country Nights1992TV SeriesHerself
The Word1991TV SeriesHerself
Top of the Pops1975-1991TV SeriesHerself
A Festival at Ford's1991TV SpecialHerself
24th Annual Country Music Association Awards1990TV SpecialHerself - Performer
The 25th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards1990TV SpecialHerself
Good Morning America1979-1989TV SeriesHerself
Hee Haw1969-1989TV SeriesHerself - Guest / Herself / Himself - Special Guest / ...
After Ten with Tarbuck1988TV SeriesHerself
Dolly1988TV SeriesHerself
Live from Her Majesty's1987TV SeriesHerself
Wogan1985-1987TV Series
Arena1987TV Series documentaryHerself
The Wildest West Show of the Stars1986TV MovieHerself / Singer
Academy of Country Music's 20th Anniversary Reunion1986TV SpecialHerself - Host
Solid Gold1983-1985TV SeriesHerself
On Stage America1984TV SeriesHerself
17th Annual Country Music Association Awards1983TV SpecialHerself
The Glen Campbell Music Show1982TV SeriesHerself
The Nashville Palace1981TV SeriesHerself
The Dukes of Hazzard1980TV SeriesHerself
The Hollywood Squares1975-1980TV SeriesGuest Appearance / Herself
The Mike Douglas Show1977-1978TV SeriesHerself - Country Vocalist
50 Years of Country Music1978TV MovieHerself
Jamboree in the Hills1978TV MovieHerself
Pop! Goes the Country1977TV SeriesHerself
Nashville 991977TV SeriesHerself
The 4th Annual American Music Awards1977TV SpecialHerself
Dinah!1975-1976TV SeriesHerself
The Musical Time Machine1975TV Series
Numéro 11975TV SeriesHerself
9th Annual Country Music Association Awards1975TV SpecialHerself - Presenter
The Merv Griffin Show1975TV SeriesHerself
In Concert1975TV SeriesHerself
Tony Orlando and Dawn1975TV SeriesHerself
8th Annual Country Music Association Awards1974TV SpecialHerself - Presenter
Music Country U.S.A.1974TV SeriesHerself
Dean Martin Presents Music Country1973TV SeriesHerself
The 14th Annual Grammy Awards1972TV SpecialHerself
The Johnny Cash Show1970-1971TV SeriesHerself - Singer
That Good Ole Nashville Music1970TV SeriesHerself - Guest Performer
The Kraft Music Hall1968-1969TV SeriesHerself
The Joey Bishop Show1969TV SeriesHerself
Allen Ludden's Gallery1969TV SeriesHerself
Showcase '681968TV SeriesHerself

Archive Footage

Inside Edition2014TV Series documentaryHerself
Country at the BBC2011TV MovieHerself
The Joy of Country2011TV MovieHerself
Dolly Parton Tour TV2011TV Series documentaryHerself
Opry Memories2011TV MovieHerself
CMT: 40 Greatest Love Songs2011TV MovieHerself
Country's Greatest Stars Live: Vol. 12010VideoHerself
Crook & Chase2009TV SeriesHerself
Opry Video Classics: Duets2007VideoHerself
Opry Video Classics: Legends2007VideoHerself
Opry Video Classics: Love Ballads2007VideoHerself
Opry Video Classics: Queens2007VideoHerself
Opry Video Classics: The Hall of Fame2007VideoHerself
My Music: Country Pop Legends2006TV MovieHerself
Biography1995-2006TV Series documentaryHerself
CMT: The Greatest - 40 Greatest Albums2006TV Movie documentaryHerself
CMT Greatest Myths 3: Even More Rumors, Legends and Downright Lies2006TV MovieHerself
CMT Greatest Moments: Dolly Parton2006TV Movie documentaryHerself
Tammy Wynette: 'Til I Can Make It on My Own2005TV Movie documentaryHerself
CMT: 100 Greatest Duets Concert2005TV SpecialHerself
CMT: Class of 19752005TV Movie documentaryHerself
Grand Ole Opry's Vintage Classics2005TV MovieHerself
Inside Fame2003TV Series documentaryHerself
CMT: 40 Greatest Women of Country Music2002TV Movie documentaryHerself
Larry King Live2001TV SeriesHerself
The Life and Times of the Women of Country1999TV MovieHerself
Tammy Wynette: First Lady of Country Memorial Service1998TV MovieHerself
Cold War1998TV Mini-Series documentaryHerself

Won Awards

2000Audience AwardOutfestOutstanding SoundtrackSordid Lives (2000)

Nominated Awards

1995GrammyGrammy AwardsBest Country Collaboration with Vocals

Known for movies

IMDB Wikipedia

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