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George Jones - Country Music Legend

Updated on February 1, 2015

Country Music Icon George Jones

With more than 150 hits, George Jones is without a doubt, my favorite "classic" country music performer. Often referred to as the greatest living country music singer, Jones has often made headlines 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 George missing many performances, earning him the nickname "No Show Jones". George Jones died on April 26, 2013, at the age of 81.

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George Jones Bio

On September 12, 1931, George Glenn Jones was born in Saratoga, Texas. George was exposed to music at an early age when his parents purchased a radio and tuned it to a local country music station. Soon after, his parents bought Jones a guitar and he was soon playing on the streets of Beaumont, Texas.

At the age of 16, George left home and headed for Jasper, Texas where he was quickly hired at a local radio station performing live sets. After a short stint in the Marine Corps, Jones' music career took off as he soon....(read his full bio)

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George Jones has amassed 14 number one country hits, either as a solo artist or as one half of a duet.

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George Jones Quote

"I think that I have accomplished about everything I set out to do. In fact, I have even accomplished a lot more than I said I would do." - George Jones

"He Stopped Loving Her Today" Video - # 1 Hit for Jones (1980)

He said I'll love you 'til I die

She told him you'll forget in time

As the years went slowly by

She still preyed upon his mind....

George and His Third Wife, Fellow Country Singer Tammy Wynette

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"It's never been for love of money. I thank God for it because it makes me a living. But I sing because I love it, not because of the dollar signs."

— George Jones

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      luckynemo 4 years ago

      the man was a musical genius and legend. may his music live on forever.

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      Travalanche 4 years ago

      Sorry to see George Jones pass. He was a legend!

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      RBENL99 5 years ago

      I'm adding this one to the featured lens categorgy in my lens: Country Music Information.

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      RBENL99 5 years ago

      George Jones Rules!

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      KandDMarketing 5 years ago

      I've been a Jones fan since I can remember. My father thought he had the best voice he'd ever heard on the radio and I pretty much cut my teeth listening to him.

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      destinirekale 6 years ago

      i love george jones!! & this is a great lens :)

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      ScrollSawChuck 6 years ago

      I've always been a big George Jones fan. Isn't it amazing how many of the great names in Country Music hail from Texas?

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      Dakeas 6 years ago

      I love George Jones. He had a lot of great duets! thanks

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      Candlemakingsup 6 years ago

      Awesome site!!!

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      serenity4me lm 6 years ago

      I love George Jones! Very nicely done lens too!

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      serenity4me lm 6 years ago

      He Stopped Loving Her Today, was the very first song that I can remember that made me give country music a try. Today, I love all country music!

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      GrowWear 7 years ago

      Most definitely. Love George Jones.