Tammy Wynette and politics

We’ve added more jingles and songs to our online exhibit “The History of Political Songs
and Jingles in Tennessee.” The First Lady of Country Music graces us with three renditions for the the 1974 gubernatorial campaign of her greatest hit “Stand By Your Man.”

(The song is in your head now, isn’t it?  That’s the beauty of using them for political campaigns–they do stay with you!)

Also, we have a video clip of Winfield Dunn at his inaugural ball on January 1971 singing “Lovesick Blues” with Hank Williams Jr. The video is preserved in the Huell Howser papers at the Albert Gore Research Center.

You can find these songs on the page “The History of Political Songs and Jingles in Tennessee: The Evolution of Political Jingles in Tennessee”.  This page has undergone major revisions, so if you have not visited the exhibit recently please take a look.  You can view all the chapters in the exhibit by clicking here.

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