George Glenn Jones (1931 - 2013) MP

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Birthplace: Saratoga, Hardin County, Texas, USA
Death: Died in Nashville, Davidson County, Tennessee, United States
Cause of death: Acute Hypoxia
Managed by: Debby Black
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About George Glenn Jones

Country music singer/songwriter.

His first Top Five Hit: “Why Baby Why”

Other titles:

“White Lightning,” “Tender Years,” “She Thinks I Still Care,” “The Window Up Above,” “The Race Is On,” and “Walk Through This World With Me.”

George married Tammy Wynette in 1969.

More country music hits followed: “The Grand Tour,” “A Picture Of Me Without You,” and “The Door.”

Some of the duets with Tammy: “We’re Gonna Hold On,” ”Golden Ring,” and “Near You.”

The song, “He Stopped Loving Her Today,” caused Jones to win a Grammy Award, CMA Single of the Year in 1980 and 1981, and Favorite Country Song of all time.

He was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 1992.

George's 1996 autobiography: I LIVED TO TELL IT ALL

His “Cold Hard Truth” project earned him his second Grammy Award in 1999.

George received the 2002 Medal of Arts from President George W. Bush at a White House ceremony in 2003.

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George Jones's Timeline

September 12, 1931
Saratoga, Hardin County, Texas, USA
Age 18
Age 19
September 14, 1954
Age 23
June 11, 1968
Age 36
February 16, 1969
Age 37
March 13, 1975
Age 43
March 4, 1983
Age 51
Woodville, Tyler, Texas, United States