“Stand by Your Man” – Tammy Wynette (1968)

1960s: Days of Rage


“‘Stand by Your Man’ is a song recorded by American country music artist Tammy Wynette, co-written by Wynette with Billy Sherrill. It was released on September 20, 1968 as the first single and title track from the album Stand by Your Man. It proved to be the most successful record of Wynette’s career, and is one of the most familiar songs in the history of country music. The song was placed at number one on CMT’s list of the Top 100 Country Music Songs. Released as a single, it stayed number one on the U.S. country charts for three weeks. ‘Stand by Your Man’ crossed over to the U.S. pop charts, peaking at number nineteen. It elevated Wynette—then one of many somewhat successful female country recording artists—to superstar status. … Vocal accompaniment is provided by The Jordanaires, who provided background vocals on…

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