Wynette Survivors Begin Book Parade

It was only a matter of time before we’d have the opportunity to read “the real story” about country lady legend Tammy Wynette. But don’t be surprised if the stories begin to stack up. In fact, the books on Wynette have already begun to surface — starting first with the late singer’s widowed husband, who could soon be hearing wedding bells, and another by one of her daughters. The New York Daily News reported that Wynette’s widowed husband, George Richey, is shopping a book proposal to publishers of his memoir, You and Me: Tammy Wynette, A Love Story. Richey’s book is said to be revealing, including revelations about Wynette’s long battles with health problems and addictions. In addition, Richey discusses the grief he felt concerning the (now-dismissed) wrongful-death action that was slapped on him by Wynette’s daughters. There are also recent reports that Richey intends to marry ex-Dallas Cowboys cheerleader Sheila Slaughter at Trump Tower next month. Also reported is a book being prepared by Wynette’s daughter Jackie Daly. Entitled My Mother’s Story, co-written with noted author Tom Carter, the book will be quite critical of widower Richey. The book is slated for an April, 2000 release date.