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First Lady of Country Music & The Girls All Get Prettier

1942: Born on this day in Tremont, Mississippi was Tammy Wynette.  Known as the “First Lady of Country Music.” Her best-known song, “Stand by Your Man,” was one of the biggest selling hit singles by a woman in the history of the country music genre.  Later in her career, Wynette had the 1991 hit “Justified and Ancient” with The KLF which became a #1 hit in eighteen countries.  She died from cardiac arrhythmia at aged 55 on April 6, 1998.

1976: Mickey Gilley had the #1 song on the country singles chart with “Don’t the Girls All Get Prettier at Closing Time.” Written by Baker Knight the song became Gilley’s fifth #1 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles chart.

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