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Douglas R. Anderson

Print publication date: 2006

Print ISBN-13: 9780823225507

Published to Fordham Scholarship Online: March 2011

DOI: 10.5422/fso/9780823225507.001.0001

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“After all, he's Just a Man”

“After all, he's Just a Man”

The Wild Side of Life in Country Music

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(p.94) Six “After all, he's Just a Man”
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Philosophy Americana
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Douglas R. Anderson

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Fordham University Press
DOI:10.5422/fso/9780823225507.003.0007

Through the 1960s and 1970s the feminist tradition grew in strength and presence. Several songs set up a strong line of resistance to the masculinized world of country music and opened the doors for the next generation of female country singers who were independent and as successful as men. In the midst of this revolution stood one singer and one song whose complexities have provoked ongoing examination: Tammy Wynette and her signature song, “Stand by Your Man.” Wynette learned to be hard-edged in dealing with the men and the business of Nashville. Her song was controversial due to some lyrics being perceived by others as against women.

Keywords:   feminist tradition, female singers, Tammy Wynette, Stand by Your Man, country music, women in music

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