Tammy Wynette’s band had a code name for every time the singer appeared upset

Tammy Wynette is one of the most popular figures in country music. Fans love the music Wynette released before her death in 1998, and the singer’s personal life piqued fan interest as well. Towards the end of her life, Wynette became dependent on painkillers and sometimes performed and rehearsed under the influence of it. Because of this, Wynette’s band had a code name for the singer in regards to her use of painkillers.

Tammy Wynette | David Redfern/Redferns/Getty Images

Tammy Wynette started using painkillers

As she got older, Wynette began to experience health problems. From 1978 until her death in 1998, Wynette was married to Jorge Richey.

Leave a Comment