10 country divorce songs on George Jones and Tammy Wynette's anniversary

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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"


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9 comments
Greg
Greg

George Jones is not only the best country singer ever, But the fact that he not only sings country music, He lives it!

Fred Welborn
Fred Welborn

george jones is the greatest country singer of all times,there will never be another country singer like him.

Bl 1957
Bl 1957

you can have all the country singers you want but they can never be as good as the oldies  hank williams sr.  box car willy merle hagger  hank snow conway dolly vince gill donna fargo little jimmy dickens lorrie morgan  keith whetley  the   and on and on that is what country is about you seen it in them you heard it in there voices they put ever thing in to it and we should never never for get them they are legends they made nashville....and they made us too they will always be in my heart and my mind to.

Malenrebate
Malenrebate

i think "yard sale" by sammy kershaw, should be one of the top songs about divorce. just an opinion!

Scott
Scott

George is simply the BEST singer there ever has been....

Love country
Love country

Both are great country singers. I was in the army in Germany and Tammy gave a concert and I went to it. There was so many people there that you couldn't find standing room and when she came on stage the people went wild and when she was finish people keep on yelling for her to sing more songs and so she did and when she sang she even came off the stage to shake hands with the people not only was ahe a great singer she was also beautiful and a great performer.

Laverne Stapleton
Laverne Stapleton

George and Tammy // Conway and Loretta / some of the greatest!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Doris
Doris

Tammy & George are legends there is nobody that can ever fill their shoes.  How Nashville never gave them a award for all the great duets that did together just amazes me.  They were awesome together.  RIP Tammy, We Love You George!

Lidamitchell
Lidamitchell

I love just about most of Geoges songs. He is one of the greatest ever. Golden voice of all time.

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