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A large portion of the top floor is dedicated to country music star Tammy Wynette, originally from Tremont, MS where she was born and went to school. Being the closest town to where she lived, she called Red Bay, Alabama her hometown where she shopped, visited relatives and went to the movie theater. 


Three of her daughters have visited the museum and donated items from their mother. Georgette, the daughter of Tammy and George Jones, donated a small pair of red cowboy boots she wore as a child on stage with her parents.

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Rb ms 1078.jpg (169885 bytes) Several items from her family have been donated including clothes and iron gates to one of her homes in Nashville, that  include the initials TW and GJ for George Jones. The wedding dress she wore when she married George Jones is on display along with several gowns that she wore on stage.

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The Alabama Legislature in 1989  designated a portion of Hwy 24 from the Mississippi state line to Belgreen, Alabama as the "Tammy Wynette Highway" in appreciation for her work and help to the City of Red Bay and Red Bay School. Later the Mississippi Legislature named connecting Hwy 23 from the Alabama state line to Tremont, MS as the "Tammy Wynette Highway" also.

Tammy performing at the Red Bay School benefit concert in 1989

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Tammy was the Grand Marshall for the Red Bay Christmas Parade in 1982.


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School Pictures of Tammy

Wynette Pugh (Tammy Wynette) was Miss Tremont High.


Picture taken at the Red Bay American Legion after Tammy's first benefit concert for Red Bay High School in 1968.


L-R John Guy (DJ),Tammy Wynette, Benny Kay (DJ), Don Chapel (Tammy's Husband), Donna Chapel (His Daughter), George Jones, Tumi Bolton (DJ), & Mike Charles (DJ)



Other Tammy Wynette links:

Alabama Music Hall of Fame

Country Music Hall of Fame

Official Tammy Wynette Website

Swingin' Chicks of the '60s Web site


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