George Jones



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Born: September 12, 1931
City and Country of Origin: Saratoga, Texas
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Awards: CMA 1998 Vocal Event of the Year; 1993 Vocal Event of the Year; 1986 Music Video of the Year; 1981 "He Stopped Loving Her Today" Song of the Year; Male Vocalist of the Year; 1980 Single of the Year, "He Stopped Loving Her Today;" Song of the Year, "He Stopped Loving Her Today;" Male Vocalist of the Year; Grammy 1998 Hall of Fame Award; 1980 Best Male Country Vocal Performance, "He Stopped Loving Her Today;" 1992 inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame
Top Recordings: "White Lightning," "Tender Years," "She Thinks I Still Care," "Walk Through This World With Me," "We're Gonna Hold On," "The Grand Tour," "The Door," "Near You," "He Stopped Loving Her Today," "Still Doin' Time," "Yesterday's Wine," "I Always Get Lucky With You,"
George Jones Biography: George Glenn Jones is an American country music artist known for his distinctive voice and phrasing that frequently evoke the raw emotions caused by grief, unhappy love, and emotional hardship. He has had more songs than any other singer on the country charts 167 as of November, 2005. He has also had the most Top 40 Hits 143 and is second to Eddy Arnold with the most Top 10 Hits 78. Over the past twenty years, Jones has frequently been referred to as "the greatest living country singer" and "the Rolls-Royce of country singers." Frank Sinatra once called him "the second best white male singer." The country music scholar Bill C. 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."

Jones' life as a country music alcoholic is legendary. George was married twice before he turned 24. His first marriage was to Dorothy Bonvillion in 1950 and the second to Shirley Ann Corley in 1954. This marriage lasted till 1968. In 1969 he married country music star Tammy Wynette. That marriage lasted till 1975. He married his current wife Nancy Sepulvedo, in 1983. He credits her with rescuing him from his alcohol and cocaine addiction.

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