10 country divorce songs on George Jones and Tammy Wynette's anniversary
Tammy Wynette was a beautician-turned-singer and twice-divorced mother of three. George Jones was a country superstar who, upon witnessing a fight between Tammy and her second husband, urged her and her daughters to drive away with him. On this day in 1969, the two married, and Tammy's fourth daughter, Georgette, was born to the couple the following year. By the time they divorced in 1975, they would capitalize on their own volatile relationship, making themselves a nice little career out of singing about nullified nuptials.
Before she died in 1998 of a blood clot, Wynette would be married five times. George Jones has been holding strong in marriage number four since 1983. Want to relive the magic? Well, the historic Florida home they lived, loved and mostly fought in is up for sale - asking price $2.3 million. Assuming your own alimony payments are too high to afford this sum, relive the magic of their union with these ten country songs about divorce.
George Jones and Tammy Wynette - "Golden Ring"
Wanda Jackson - "The Box It Came In"
Tammy Wynette - "D-I-V-O-R-C-E"
Merle Travis - "Divorce Me C.O.D."
George Jones - "The Grand Tour"
Roger and Mary Miller - "Husbands and Wives"
George Jones and Tammy Wynette - "If We Don't Make It"
Jerry Reed - "She Got the Goldmine (I Got the Shaft)"
George Jones and Tammy Wynette - "Two Story House"
Mark Chesnutt - "Goin' Through the Big D"
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