American country singer and songwriter, also known as the "First Lady of Country Music". The controversial song "Stand By Your Man" (derided by the Feminist movement of the late 1960s and early 1970s) is one of the most covered songs and one of the biggest selling hit singles by a woman in the history of country music. Was married to George Richey and George Jones (among others).
Real Name: Virginia Wynette Pugh
Born: 5 May 1942 in Tremont, Mississippi
Died: 6 April 1998 in Nashville, Tennessee