October 29

Tammy Wynette & George Jones Sweet “Elusive Dreams”

We can all agree that the Tammy Wynette and George Jones era is a great example of an elusive dream; Two country artists in the pinnacle of their career decide to become a couple and later on married and have children only to end up being divorced is every poet’s dream of a tragedy that has both beauty and pain in it. Many who have rooted for the power country couple have seen how their hearts melt when the two is together on stage and they have also suffered the imminent pain after the two broke the news to the world that they are over.

Tammy Wynette, George Jones, Elusive Dreams

The famous song that details the man who tries relentlessly to follow his elusive dreams in different ways he could think of and the wife that follows him all throughout ended up with failed results.  ‘Elusive Dreams’ mentioning the six states is what makes it timeless for the narrative it is trying to serve. The well-known version would probably be the Tammy Wynette and David Houston version which ranked the number one in country airwaves.

However, in 1973, two years before Tammy Wynette and George Jones decided that they cannot continue with their marriage anymore, Tammy Wynette and George Jones recorded a second duet version of My Elusive Dreams. In unverified claims and stories, the idea of George Jones and Tammy Wynette joining forces for the said songs was brought by an incident when David Houston left Wynette on a show when he is not supposed to. Being the husband that he is, Wynette was joined by her husband, Jones and the two magically redo a song probably based on their hidden emotions with each other.

While the song does not clearly tell many things similar about the relationship of Tammy Wynette and George Jones and that of the characters in the song, it is important to note that the two tried their best to make it work out until they cannot anymore.

Listen to the version below and let us know what you think:


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