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Overview (5)

Date of Birth 12 September 1931Saratoga, Texas, USA
Date of Death 26 April 2013Nashville, Tennessee, USA  (hypoxic respiratory failure)
Birth NameGeorge Glenn Jones
Nicknames No-Show Jones
Possum
Height 5' 7" (1.7 m)

Mini Bio (1)

George Jones was born on September 12, 1931 in Saratoga, Texas, USA as George Glenn Jones. He was married to Nancy Sepulveda, Tammy Wynette, Shirley Ann Corley and Dorothy Bonvillion. He died on April 26, 2013 in Nashville, Tennessee, USA.

Spouse (4)

Nancy Sepulveda (4 March 1983 - 26 April 2013) (his death)
Tammy Wynette (16 February 1969 - 12 March 1975) (divorced) (1 child)
Shirley Ann Corley (14 September 1954 - 11 June 1968) (divorced) (2 children)
Dorothy Bonvillion (1950 - 1951) (divorced) (1 child)

Trivia (14)

He is a country western singer.
His wife, Nancy, unexpectedly had to accept his 1993 Country Music Association award because he was inconveniently disposed in the restroom at the time.
Suffered lacerated liver and bruised lung in car accident [March 1999]
Elected to the Country Music Association's Hall of Fame in 1992.
Is considered by many experts to be among the finest, if not the finest, country music singer of all time. His 1980 #1 hit, "He Stopped Loving Her Today," ranks as the all-time greatest country song, according to several fan polls.
Earned his nickname "No-Show Jones" after missing numerous concerts during the 1970s.
In the fall of 2001 he released "Beer Run (B Double-E Double-R You In?)," a duet with country superstar Garth Brooks (who cites Jones as one of his idols). "Beer Run" continued Jones' amazing country hitmaking career, which extends back to the fall of 1955 and "Why Baby Why." In the ensuing 46 years Jones has placed more than 150 singles (solo recordings and duets) on Billboard's country chart.
Most famous duet partner was (and remains) Tammy Wynette, his third wife. Together, they released a string of duet hits, including the #1 hits "We're Gonna Hold On" (1973), "Golden Ring" (1976) and "Near You" (1977).
While experimenting as a rockabilly singer during the 1950s, he went by the name "Thumper Jones".
He was awarded the 2002 U.S. National Medal of Arts from the National Endowment of the Arts.
Father, with Tammy Wynette, of daughter Georgette Jones.
Ex-stepfather of Jackie Daly.
Was good friends with Johnny Cash.
He served in the Marine Corps during the Korean War.

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