- Rated: Unrated
- Run Time: 1 hours, 20 minutes
- Video: Color
- Released: January 11, 2005
- Originally Released: 2005
- Label: Time Life Records
- Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
- Packaging: Keep Case
- Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.33
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Description by OLDIES.com:
First lady of country Tammy Wynette, newly wed to singer George Jones, makes her "Hee Haw" debut with a stirring rendition of her signature, "Stand by Your Man." Country music legend George Jones travels back to 1959 for a taste of "White Lightnin'" in this loose-limbed, rollicking take on his No. 1 hit, complete with hiccups and slurred vocals. Honky-tonker Faron Young's performance of "She Went a Little Bit Farther," his fast-paced top-20 shuffle from 1968, merits the three-fiddle and full swing band treatment in this "Hee-Haw" appearance.
Corny jokes and the best performers country music had to offer were the staples of this long-running show, a more rural take on the sketch comedy of Rowan & Martin's LAUGH-IN. Hosted by country music legends Buck Owens and Roy Clark, the show was in syndication for over 20 years after being dropped by CBS in 1971, and maintained its popularity through its good-natured, consciously hokey one-liners. Tammy Wynette's appearance in this episode takes place shortly after her marriage to the great George Jones, when the country music power couple reigned supreme. The First Lady of Country delivers a moving rendition of her trademark number, "Stand by Your Man," after which George takes over for a rowdy version of his number 1 hit, "White Lightin'." Then, "Hillbilly Heartthrob" Faron Young is joined by a full swing band and three fiddles as he plays his much-loved 1968 hit "She Went a Little Bit Farther." Also included is an exclusive interview with Roy Clark, where audiences are dished up all the HEE HAW gossip!