Today, the website for Tammy Wynette, the Queen of Country Music, revealed that she is one of several music icons that will be honored with an upcoming U.S. postage stamp. Wynette joins the Father of Bluegrass Music, Bill Monroe, as well as Roy Orbison, Sam Cooke, and other music icons that are planned to have their own postage stamp.
The Washington Post was able to obtain the listing of the most recent list of what is in design, and what is being planned to be released for first-class and other denominations of stamps.
The Citizens' Stamp Advisory Committee with the USPS makes the decisions on who is included in stamp designs. According to their website, "The Post Office Department’s Citizens’ Stamp Advisory Committee was established March 21, 1957, by Orders of the Postmaster General 56304 and 56305, to provide a breadth of judgment and depth of experience in various areas which influence the subject matter, character, and beauty of postage stamps."
Country music legend Johnny Cash was featured as the second person in the Music Icon stamp series. His stamp was released on June 5, 2013.
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