Wynette and Robbins Release “Legendary Performances” in August

Country music legends Tammy Wynette and Marty Robbins are the subjects of the next DVDs to be released via Shout! Factory and the Country Music Hall Of Fame® And Museum Archive Series. The performances featured on Tammy Wynette: Legendary Performances

and Marty Robbins: Legendary Performances capture these iconic artists in the prime of their careers, and until now have been in the care of the Country Music Hall Of Fame® and Museum.


Tammy Wynette, otherwise known as “The First Lady of Country Music,” is one of the genre’s most celebrated and influential artists. Throughout the late 1960s and ’70s, Wynette reigned  supreme on the country charts and celebrated 20 #1 hits. Born Virginia Wynette Pugh, Wynette’s career began in 1965 when she started performing live regionally, eventually making some appearances with Porter Wagoner. A single mother of three, she moved to Nashville and signed with Epic Records in 1966, changed her name, and the rest, as they say, is history.


Married five times, Wynette’s songs reflected her tumultuous love life, including her 1969 marriage to George Jones, with whom she recorded various duet songs and albums. Witness the rise of one of country music’s finest performers on Legendary Performances, with Wynette’s smash hit “Stand By Your Man,” seen here in a 1969 performance on The Wilburn Brothers Show; “D-I-V-O-R-C-E” from her 1968 performance on the CMA Awards; her 1967 performances of “Your Good Girl’s Gonna Go Bad” and “I Don’t Wanna Play House” from an episode of The Bill Anderson Show; and a 1976 Johnny Cash and Friends performance of “’Til I Can Make It On My Own.” The Wynette/Jones performances featured on Legendary Performances include “We Loved It Away,” from the TV series Pop! Goes The Country, and “Golden Ring” and “Near You” from the show Country Music Hit Parade.


This collection of rare performances includes footage captured on film and video between 1967 and 1980 that has since been archived by the Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum. Extras on the DVD include an interview with Tammy Wynette, footage of Wynette and George Richey’s wedding, as well as her Country Music Hall of Fame induction.


Marty Robbins: Legendary Performances is a collection of performances from one of the most eclectic country artists of all time. The Grand Ole Opry member, nicknamed “Mr. Teardrop,” combined country with pop, rock ‘n’ roll, R&B, western ballads and more, and had nearly 100 charting singles, including 16 #1 country hits (12 of which he wrote himself) and seven Top 20 pop hits.


Sequenced chronologically, this DVD kicks off with a 1957 performance of “Knee Deep In The Blues.” The next three performances, including Robbins’ country and pop hit “Singing The Blues,” come from Country Style USA, a syndicated country music showcase filmed as a recruitment tool for the United States Army. The performance of the #1 country and pop hit “El Paso,” which won Robbins his first Grammy® Award, is taken from his 1965 TV series The Drifter. In 1968 Robbins began hosting his own syndicated television series, from which the 1969 performance of “Begging To You” was taken.


Other performances on the DVD include “My Woman, My Woman, My Wife,” which was a #1 hit in 1970 and earned Robbins his second Grammy® Award; “A White Sport Coat (And A Pink Carnation),” his classic high-school prom anthem from 1957; and a rhinestone-studded Robbins’ reading of “All Around Cowboy.” Robbins passed away from a heart attack in 1982 at the age of 57, in the midst of a successful career, and less than two months after being inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame. Marty Robbins: Legendary Performances helps preserve his legacy as one of country music’s greatest vocalists and most versatile artists. Extras on the DVD consist of an interview with Marty Robbins from 1982, and Marty Robbins’ Country Music Hall of Fame induction.


A special partnership between Shout! Factory and the Country Music Hall Of Fame® And Museum allows the label to create DVD collections culled from multiple broadcast and cable television shows archived in the Museum and representing many of country music’s all-time top artists. Shout! Factory is working closely with the Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum to comb through the archives and clear the rights to key programs for retail and digital distribution. The first releases to come out of this special partnership were The Johnny Cash Christmas Special 1976 and The Johnny Cash Christmas Special 1977, released in 2007.



Tammy Wynette: Legendary Performances

Distributed by Sony BMG

Release Date: August 19, 2008

Selection No.: 826663-10979          

Suggested List Price: $14.98


  1. Don’t Come Home A’ Drinkin’ (With Lovin’ On Your Mind) The Stonemans (1967)
  2. Your Good Girl’s Gonna Go Bad The Bill Anderson Show (1967)
  3. I Don’t Wanna Play House The Bill Anderson Show (1967)
  4. D-I-V-O-R-C-E CMA Awards (1968)
  5. Stand By Your Man The Wilburn Brothers Show (1969)
  6. Reach Out Your Hand  CMA Awards (1972)
  7. We Loved It Away (duet with George Jones) Pop! Goes The Country (1974)
  8. Woman To Woman Pop! Goes The Country (1974)
  9. ’Til I Can Make It On My Own Johnny Cash and Friends (1976)
  10. Golden Ring (duet with George Jones) Country Music Hit Parade (1977)
  11. You And Me Country Music Hit Parade (1977)
  12. Near You (duet with George Jones) Country Music Hit Parade (1977)
  13. Cowboys Don’t Shoot Straight (Like They Used To) Country Comes Home (1981)
  14. He Was There (When I Needed You) NBC Tammy Wynette Special (1982)
  15. We’re Gonna Hold On (duet with George Jones) NBC Tammy Wynette Special (1982)


Tammy Wynette’s Hall of Fame Induction

Vintage Interviews with Tammy Wynette

Huell Howser Exclusive: Wynette/Richey Wedding Footage



Marty Robbins: Legendary Performances

Distributed by Sony BMG

Release Date: August 19, 2008

Selection No.: 826663-10878

Suggested List Price: $14.98

Performances (Subject To Change)

  1. Knee Deep In The Blues Country Style USA (1957)
  2. The Same Two Lips Country Style USA (1957)
  3. Nothing But Sweet Lies Country Style USA (1958)
  4. Singing The Blues Country Style USA (1958)
  5. The Story Of My Life Town Hall Party (1959)
  6. El Paso The Drifter (1965)
  7. Devil Woman The Marty Robbins Show (1969)
  8. Begging To You The Marty Robbins Show (1969)
  9. My Woman, My Woman, My Wife CMA Awards (1970)
  10. Ribbon Of Darkness Pop Goes The Country (1976)
  11. Among My Souvenirs Pop Goes The Country (1976)
  12. A White Sport Coat (And A Pink Carnation) Marty Robbins Spotlight (1977)
  13. Don’t Worry Marty Robbins Spotlight (1977)
  14. El Paso City Marty Robbins Spotlight (1978)
  15. All Around Cowboy Pop Goes The Country (1979)


Interview With Marty Robbins (March 8, 1982)

Marty Robbins’ Country Music Hall Of Fame Induction


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