"Combining pop musicology and tabloid gossip, McDonough has crafted a fitting tribute to a country music icon."
"Wynette's tortured history is forcefully told...."
"Not surprisingly, the music is where McDonough, like Wynette, shines. Her voice was the ideal soundtrack for less polished times, when country was country, not pop with cowboy hats. The book is worth reading for the musical history alone, the sloppy authenticity of those early days a stark contrast to the deadening, Disney-fied Botox passing for Nashville music now."
From the Publisher
In this heartfelt biography, Jimmy McDonough traces the tragic life of one of country music's biggest stars. Wynette was responsible for the enormous hit songs Stand By Your Man and Take Me to Your World, but her life was marked with addiction and illness and several failed marriages. McDonough offers an insightful look into her life, offering the perspective of her closest friends and family.
A full-scale profile of the iconic country-music performer documents her small-town upbringing, struggles with addiction and high-profile divorce in a rapidly evolving Nashville. (Biography & autobiography).