How being a hairstylist helped Tammy Wynette get her big break

Tammy Wynette is one of the best known country musical artists The singer-songwriter moved to Nashville, Tennessee in 1966 to pursue a musical career. Before he got his music career off the ground, Wynette worked various jobs, including as a hairdresser. Her work as a hairdresser is what originally helped launch her career in country music.

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Tammy Wynette worked as a hairdresser before becoming a singer

Wynette married her first husband, Euple Byrd, when she was 18 years old. When she moved to Nashville, she left Byrd and moved in alone with her three daughters.

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