Published On: Fri, Aug 22nd, 2014

GVT presents ‘Stand By Your Man: The Tammy Wynette Story’

Hannah McGinley as Tammy Wynette in GVT’s “Stand By Your Man: The Tammy Wynette Story” (Photo by 84 Agency, courtesy of  Greenbrier Valley Theatre)

Hannah McGinley as Tammy Wynette in GVT’s “Stand By Your Man: The Tammy Wynette Story” (Photo by 84 Agency, courtesy of Greenbrier Valley Theatre)

“Sometimes it’s hard to be a woman.” No one knew that truth quite like country singer Tammy Wynette.

And she sang about it. She sang about it a lot. Greenbrier Valley Theatre (GVT), the State Professional Theatre of West Virginia, will bring her poignant and tumultuous story to life in “Stand By Your Man: The Tammy Wynette Story.” The country star’s story runs Aug. 28-30 and Sept. 3-6 and 10-13 at 7:30 p.m., with a matinee on Sept. 13 at 3 p.m. and a Pay-What-You-Can Preview on Aug. 27 at 7:30 p.m.

Tickets are $26 for general admission, $23 for seniors and $20 for children/students. For the run of “Stand By Your Man: The Tammy Wynette Story,” GVT will offer a pre-show dinner catered by the Mason Jar, at an additional $20 per person. For tickets or more information, call the GVT Box Office at 304-645-3838 or visit www.gvtheatre.org.

Before she was known as the First Lady of Country Music, Tammy Wynette was Virginia Wynette Pugh. From humble beginnings on a cotton farm in Mississippi, her determination to succeed in a male-dominated industry would make her one of the most well-known names in country music. Wynette released 20 number one singles, won two Grammy Awards and sold more than 30 million records, grossing over $100 million. “Stand By Your Man” is still the top-selling single in the history of country music.