Tammy Wynette (1942-98) was a country music singer-songwriter who, along with Dolly Parton and Loretta Lynn, is credited with helping to define the role of women in country music during the 1970s. Wynette is best known for her song “Stand By Your Man.” Many of her hits dealt with the tragedies of life, including loneliness and divorce. People magazine quoted Wynette’s personal spin on life as “The sad part about happy endings is there’s nothing to write about.”