Composed by Billy Sherrill and Tammy Wynette for her fourth studio album, Stand By Your Man. The song came from an idea that originated from Tammy’s manager, co-writer Billy Sherill. Tammy was not very fond of the song at first because it was unlike anything she had written before and because there is a high note that was hard for her to sing. However, she said that (over time) she got to love the song and came to the point where she could not do a show without it. Stand By Your Man was not popular with the feminist movement of the 1960’s and 1970’s. Tammy Wynette, in later years, defended the song as not a call for women to place themselves second to men but rather as a suggestion that women attempt to overlook their husband’s shortcomings and faults if they truly love them. Politician Hilary Clinton caused controversy in the 1990’s when, in an interview with CBS’ 60 Minute programme, she said she wasn’t “some little woman standing by my man likeTammy Wynette”. The condemnation from the public was immediate, even coming from Tammy Wynette herself. In 2010, the song was added to the National Recording Registry by the Library of Congress in the USA and classified as being culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant.