|Genres:||Country & Bluegrass Holiday & Seasonal Pop / Rock|
Tammy Wynette Graham, c.1968, Little Rock, Arkansas, USA. Named by her parents after Tammy Wynette, this country singer began to make some progress towards a similar level of name recognition in the mid-90s. Graham spent much of her youth as a child singer, before spending several years as one of the most successful acts at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas. She had begun singing at the age of three, going on to teach herself piano. By the time she was 10 she was opening shows for Jerry Lee Lewis, moving to Nashville a year later. Although her demos failed to secure a contract, she continued to sing semi-professionally, working with gospel singer Wally Fowler and serving as support act to Faron Young and Danny Davis. When she became a teenager she elected to go on the road with a group for the first time: Me and my momma and daddy in the front seat and my three musicians in the back seat of a Lincoln Continental, pulling a U-Haul trailer. We went all over,...