Why Tammy Wynette changed her name from Virginia to Tammy

Country singer Tammy Wynette was born in 1942 and died in 1998. She was given the name Virginia Wynette Pugh at birth. When the singer moved to Nashville, Tennessee, to start a music career, she became known professionally as Tammy Wynette.

Tammy Wynette in a light pink sweater
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Tammy Wynette was given a different name at birth

Wynette was born in Mississippi in May 1942. When she was around nine months old, her father died of a brain tumor. After her father’s death, Wynette’s mother moved from Mississippi to Tennessee, leaving Wynette to live with her grandparents.

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