Upon returning from a trip to Mexico on August 22, 1968, Tammy Wynette formally announced her marriage to George Jones. If Tammy hadn't been lying, today would be the 44th anniversary of their marriage. In reality, however, the couple got hitched six months later, on February 16, 1969 in Ringgold, Georgia, a frequent destination for Nashville elopers in those days.
Following their marriage, the couple relocated to Lakeland, Florida, where, adjacent to their home on Central Barn Road, they opened a short-lived outdoor country music venue called the Old Plantation Music Park.
Speaking of country music shows, George Jones recently announced that next year he's officially retiring from the road following a farewell tour that will take him to approximately 60 cities. If he comes to your town, you should probably go.
George Jones & Tammy Wynette - Just Someone I Used To Know
George Jones & Tammy Wynette - Two Story House
Notes: 1. Unlike most of the MP3s I post here, these two songs are still very findable in the marketplace, so they're offered here in truncated versions. 2. The photo above was borrowed from the 2010 book Tammy Wynette: Tragic Country Queen by Jimmy McDonough.