George Jones
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1931-09-12
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George Jones

George Jones Biography (Wikipedia)

George Glenn Jones (September 12, 1931 – April 26, 2013) was an American musician, singer and songwriter. He achieved international fame for his long list of hit records, including his best known song "He Stopped Loving Her Today", as well as his distinctive voice and phrasing. For the last twenty years of his life, Jones was frequently referred to as the greatest living country singer. Country music scholar Bill Malone writes, "For the two or three minutes consumed by a song, Jones immerses himself so completely in its lyrics, and in the mood it conveys, that the listener can scarcely avoid becoming similarly involved." Waylon Jennings expressed a similar opinion in his song "It's Alright": "If we all could sound like we wanted to, we'd all sound like George Jones." The shape of his nose and facial features earned Jones the nickname "The Possum".

Born in Texas, Jones first heard country music when he was seven and was given a guitar at the age of nine. He married his first wife, Dorothy Bonvillion, in 1950, and was divorced in 1951. He served in the United States Marine Corps and was discharged in 1953. He married Shirley Ann Corley in 1954. In 1959, Jones recorded "White Lightning", written by J. P. Richardson, which launched his career as a singer. His second marriage ended in divorce in 1968; he married fellow country music singer Tammy Wynette a year later. Years of alcoholism compromised his health and led to his missing many performances, earning him the nickname "No Show Jones". After his divorce from Wynette in 1975, Jones married his fourth wife, Nancy Sepulvado, in 1983 and became sober for good in 1999. Jones died in 2013, aged 81, from hypoxic respiratory failure.

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He Stopped Loving Her Today
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He Stopped Loving Her Today
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(We're Not) The Jet Set
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(We're Not) The Jet Set
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The Race Is On
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The Race Is On
George Jones
Shine On
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Shine On
George Jones
White Lightning
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White Lightning
Shooter Jennings
4th of July (feat. George Jones)
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4th of July (feat. George Jones)
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Who's Gonna Fill Their Shoes
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Who's Gonna Fill Their Shoes
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She Thinks I Still Care
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She Thinks I Still Care
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I Can't Get Used To Being Lonely
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I Can't Get Used To Being Lonely
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Love Bug
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Love Bug
George Jones
She's Mine
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She's Mine
George Jones
Writing on the Wall
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Writing on the Wall
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The One I Loved Back Then
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The One I Loved Back Then
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Rollin' In My Sweet Baby's Arms
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Rollin' In My Sweet Baby's Arms
Tammy Wynette
Near You
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Near You
George Jones
Mockin' Bird Hill
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Mockin' Bird Hill
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Good Year For The Roses
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Good Year For The Roses
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CC Waterback
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CC Waterback
George Jones
Wood and Wire
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Wood and Wire
George Jones
Golden Ring
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Golden Ring
Merle Haggard
Footlights
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Footlights
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It Don’t Get Better Than This
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It Don’t Get Better Than This
George Jones
Still Doin' Time
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Still Doin' Time
George Jones
Why Baby Why
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Why Baby Why
George Jones
A girl I used to know
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A girl I used to know
George Jones
You Win Again
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You Win Again
George Jones
The King Is Gone (So Are You)
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The King Is Gone (So Are You)
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High-Tech Redneck
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High-Tech Redneck
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Take Me
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Take Me
George Jones
Nothing Ever Hurt Me (Half As Bad As Losing You)
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Nothing Ever Hurt Me (Half As Bad As Losing You)
George Jones
All I Have To Offer You Is Me
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All I Have To Offer You Is Me
George Jones
she's Just a Girl I Used To Know
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she's Just a Girl I Used To Know
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