Friday, April 26, 2013

April 26: Country music legend, George Jones died on this date in 2013…

... he was 81-years-old.

George Glenn Jones was born in Saratoga, Texas, Jones left home at 16 and headed for Jasper, Texas where he found work singing and playing on a local radio station. 

Jones  is know for his long list of hit records, his distinctive voice - and his marriage to Tammy Wynette. Throughout his long career, Jones made headlines often as much for tales of his drinking, stormy relationships with women, and violent rages as for his prolific career of making records and touring. His wild lifestyle led to Jones missing many performances, earning him the nickname "No Show Jones."

With the help of his fourth wife, Nancy, he has been sober for many years. Jones has had more than 150 hits during his career, both as a solo artist and in duets with other artists. The shape of his nose and facial features have given Jones the nickname "The Possum."
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16 Biggest Hits: George Jones & Tammy WynetteEssential50 Years of Hits
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