Tammy Wynette says a new generation of performers has helped popularize country music all over again. "The abundance of great new talent is changing the demographics of the listening and buying audience," she said in comments published in the Country Music Association's "Close-Up" magazine. "Because of their impact, the audiences are younger and the consumer dollars at both the record and concert levels have greatly increased," she said. Wynette, the first lady of country music, has had such hits as "Stand by Your Man" and "D-I-V-O-R-C-E."