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George Jones

Biography

Nation singer whose profession spanned a lot more than 50 years and featured the discharge of singles like “Light Lightning.” He released a lot more than 150 tracks during his life time. He grew up in a family group of two guys and five women. He played being a road musician when he got his electric guitar, when he was nine. He continues to be featured in lots of duets, including “She Once Resided Right here” and “You Can’t Perform Incorrect” with Ricky Skaggs. He wedded Dorothy Bonvillion in 1950, after that Shirley Ann Corley, after that Tammy Wynette on Feb 16, 1969, and Nancy Sepulveda on March 4, 1983. He previously a complete of four kids, Georgette, Susan, Jeffrey and Bryan. George Jones made an appearance in the music video for “All My Rowdy Close friends Are Arriving Over Tonight” by Hank Williams Jr.

Quick Facts


Full Name George Jones
Date Of Birth September 12, 1931
Died April 26, 2013, Nashville, Tennessee, United States
Place Of Birth Saratoga, TX
Height 1.7 m
Profession Country Singer
Nationality American
Spouse Nancy Sepulvado, Tammy Wynette, Shirley Ann Corley, Dorothy Bonvillion, He Stopped Loving Her Today, White Lightning, Who's Gonna Fill Their Shoes
Children Tamala Georgette Jones, Jeffrey Jones, Susan Jones, Bryan Jones, He Stopped Loving Her Today, White Lightning, Who's Gonna Fill Their Shoes
Parents Clara Jones, George Washington Jones, He Stopped Loving Her Today, White Lightning, Who's Gonna Fill Their Shoes
Siblings Ethel Jones, Doris Evelyn Jones Buller, Helen Louise Jones Scroggins, Ruth Marilyn Jones Maddox, Joyce Martha Jones Chandler, Loyce M. Jones Andrus, Herman Lamar Jones, He Stopped Loving Her Today, White Lightning, Who's Gonna Fill Their Shoes
Awards Kennedy Center Honors, Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award, Country Music Association Award for Male Vocalist of the Year, Country Music Association Award for Single of the Year, Grammy Award for Best Male Country Vocal Performance, Academy of Country Music Award for Male Vocalist of the Year, Grammy Hall of Fame, Country Music Association Award for Music Video of the Year, Academy of Country Music Award for Song of the Year, Country Music Association Award for Vocal Event of the Year, Academy of Country Music Award for Video of the Year, Academy of Country Music Awards Cliffie Stone Icon Award, Academy of Country Music Award for Single Record of the Year, American Music Award for Favorite Country Male Video Artist, He Stopped Loving Her Today, White Lightning, Who's Gonna Fill Their Shoes
Nominations Country Music Association Award for Entertainer of the Year, Grammy Award for Best Country Album, Country Music Association Award for Album of the Year, Country Music Association Award for Vocal Duo of the Year, Academy of Country Music Award for Vocal Event of the Year, Grammy Award for Best Country Collaboration with Vocals, Academy of Country Music Award for Vocal Group of the Year, Academy of Country Music Award for Vocal Duo of the Year, Academy of Country Music Award for Album of the Year, American Music Award for Favorite Country Video, He Stopped Loving Her Today, White Lightning, Who's Gonna Fill Their Shoes
Movies George Jones: Live in Tennessee, George Jones: Golden Hits, Opry Video Classics: Legends, Johnny Cash: The Anthology, Opry Video Classics: Honky-Tonk Heroes, George Jones: Live in Concert, Bill Gaither Presents: Country Bluegrass Homecoming: Vol.1, 25 Country Classics, Bill Gaither Presents: Country Bluegrass Homecoming: Vol.2, Louisiana Hayride, Patsy Cline: Remembering Patsy, #1 Country Hits: Men of Country, Country Music America: Tammy Wynette and George Jones, George Jones: Live in Concert: Greatest Hits, Inside the Music: Classic Country
TV Shows That Gold Old Nashville Music
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#Fact
1He served in the Marine Corps during the Korean War.
2Was good friends with Johnny Cash.
3Ex-stepfather of Jackie Daly.
4Father, with Tammy Wynette, of daughter Georgette Jones.
5He was awarded the 2002 U.S. National Medal of Arts from the National Endowment of the Arts.
6While experimenting as a rockabilly singer during the 1950s, he went by the name "Thumper Jones".
7Most 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).
8In 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.
9Earned his nickname "No-Show Jones" after missing numerous concerts during the 1970s.
10Is 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.
11Elected to the Country Music Association's Hall of Fame in 1992.
12Suffered lacerated liver and bruised lung in car accident [March 1999]
13His wife, Nancy, unexpectedly had to accept his 1993 Country Music Association award because he was inconveniently disposed in the restroom at the time.
14He is a country western singer.


Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Next of Kin1989performer: "Pyramid of Cans"
Slaves of New York1989performer: "Grand Tour"
Betrayed1988writer: "The Race Is On"
Stars and Bars1988performer: "A Picture of Me Without You"
Static1985performer: "My tears are overdue", "Jingle Bells"
The Night the Lights Went Out in Georgia1981performer: "A Little Gettin' Used To"
More American Graffiti1979writer: "The Race Is On"
The Deer Hunter1978performer: "Tattletale Eyes" 1976 - uncredited
Drive-In1976performer: "God's Gonna Get'cha For That"
The Porter Wagoner ShowTV Series writer - 3 episodes, 1968 - 1971 performer - 2 episodes, 1968
The Johnny Cash ShowTV Series performer - 1 episode, 1970 writer - 1 episode, 1970
From Nashville with Music1969performer: "White Lightning", "Walk Through This World with Me"
Dont Look Back1967Documentary writer: "Sweeter Than the Flowers" - uncredited
Hollywood a Go Go1965TV Series writer - 1 episode
Shindig!1965TV Series writer - 2 episodes
Ozark Jubilee1960TV Series writer - 1 episode
11.22.632016TV Mini-Series performer - 1 episode
The Heart of Country: How Nashville Became Music City USA2014TV Movie documentary performer: "Things Have Gone to Pieces", "The Ceremony"
The Marty Stuart Show2010-2014TV Series writer - 4 episodes
Nashville2012TV Series performer - 1 episode
Opry Memories2011TV Movie performer: "The Grand Tour", "We're Gonna Hold On" / writer: "We're Gonna Hold On"
CMT: 40 Greatest Love Songs2011TV Movie performer: "Golden Ring", "He Stopped Loving Her Today"
Eastbound & Down2010TV Series performer - 1 episode
Bloodworth2010performer: "Take Me' / writer: "Take Me'
Crazy Heart2009performer: "Color of the Blues" 1958, "Color of the Blues" / writer: "Color of the Blues" 1958, "Color of the Blues"
Crook & Chase2009TV Series performer - 1 episode
Mad Men2008TV Series performer - 1 episode
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation2008TV Series performer - 1 episode
Opry Video Classics: Duets2007Video performer: "We're Gonna Hold On", "Golden Ring", "The Ceremony" / writer: "We're Gonna Hold On"
Opry Video Classics: Honky-Tonk Heroes2007Video performer: "The Race Is On" / writer: "The Race Is On"
Opry Video Classics: Legends2007Video performer: "White Lightning"
Opry Video Classics: Love Ballads2007Video performer: "She Thinks I Still Care"
Opry Video Classics: The Hall of Fame2007Video performer: "The Grand Tour"
Lucky You2007performer: "I Always Get Lucky with You", "Choices"
The Wire2006TV Series performer - 1 episode
Lost2006TV Series performer - 1 episode
Jersey Girl2004performer: "Swing Low Sweet Chariot"
Manna from Heaven2002performer: "Whispering", "After You've Gone"
Crossing Jordan2002TV Series performer - 1 episode
Epoch2001TV Movie performer: "Real Deal"
Jackpot2001performer: "The Grand Tour"
61*2001TV Movie performer: "Talk To Me Lonesome Heart"
Big Eden2000performer: "Don't Let the Stars Get in Your Eyes", "Achin', Breakin' Heart"
Practical Magic1998performer: "Near You"
Dog Park1998performer: "He Stopped Loving Her Today", "If Drinking Don't Kill Me Her Memory Will"
Curse of the Puppet Master1998Video performer: "Will You Visit Me On Sunday"
Dollywood: A Memory Worth Repeating1996Video documentary writer: "The Race Is On"
Swingers1996performer: "She Thinks I Still Care"
Bastard Out of Carolina1996performer: "I'll Share My World With You"
Tin Cup1996performer: "Just One More" / writer: "Just One More"
Grand Ole Opry 70th Anniversary1996TV Special performer: "Wabash Cannonball", "Why Baby Why", "You Gotta Be My Baby", "The Race Is On", " You've Seen A Picture of Me Without You", "I'm A One-Woman Man", "I Don't Need Your Rockin' Chair", "She Thinks I Still Care", "He Stopped Loving Her Today" / writer: "Why Baby Why", "You Gotta Be My Baby", "The Race Is On"
Nobody's Fool1994performer: "Near You"
Dateline NBC1994TV Series documentary writer - 1 episode
Flesh and Bone1993performer: "Sometimes You Just Can't Win"
White Men Can't Jump1992performer: "HE STOPPED LOVING HER TODAY"
24th Annual Country Music Association Awards1990TV Special performer: "Heroes and Friends"

Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
This Gun for Hire1991TV MovieAnchorman
R.O.T.O.R.1987Pa Fenster
Smokey and the Good Time Outlaws1978as George Jones Band
From Nashville with Music1969George Jones

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Big Brass Ring1999special thanks

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Blackberry Smoke: Leave a Scar Live2014DocumentaryHimself
The Winding Stream2014DocumentaryHimself
Charlie Louvin: Still Rattlin' the Devil's Cage2011DocumentaryHimself
The Marty Stuart Show2011TV SeriesHimself - Special Guest
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon2009TV SeriesHimself - Musical Guest
Late Show with David Letterman1996-2009TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Musical Guest
Gone Country2009TV SeriesHimself
The Kennedy Center Honors: A Celebration of the Performing Arts2008TV SpecialHimself - Honoree
CMT Insider2008TV SeriesHimself
George Jones: Live in Tennessee2008VideoHimself
Biography2006TV Series documentaryHimself
CMT Greatest Myths 3: Even More Rumors, Legends and Downright Lies2006TV MovieHimself
Tammy Wynette: 'Til I Can Make It on My Own2005TV Movie documentaryHimself
CMT: 100 Greatest Duets Concert2005TV SpecialHimself
CMT's Greatest Tour Buses2004TV Movie documentary
American Masters2004TV Series documentaryHimself
Winston Cup Extreme Tribute2004TV SpecialPerformer
CMT 100 Greatest Songs of Country Music Concert2003TV SpecialHimself - Performer
Wheel of Fortune2003TV SeriesHimself - Celebrity Contestant
Johnny Cash: Half Mile a Day2000Video documentaryHimself
Johnny Cash: The Anthology2000VideoHimself
The George Jones Show1998TV SeriesHimself
Workin' Man: A Tribute to Merle Haggard1998TV SpecialHimself
The Rosie O'Donnell Show1996TV SeriesHimself
America's Music: The Roots of Country1996TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself (1996)
Charlie Rose1996TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The 23rd Annual American Music Awards1996TV SpecialHimself
Grand Ole Opry 70th Anniversary1996TV SpecialHimself
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno1995TV SeriesHimself
The Best of Country1995TV SpecialHimself
Hot Country Jam '941994TV SpecialHimself
George Jones: Golden Hits1994VideoHimself
Influences: George Jones and Randy Travis1991TV MovieHimself
24th Annual Country Music Association Awards1990TV SpecialHimself - Performer
Nashville Now1990TV SeriesHimself
Waylon: Renegade. Outlaw. Legend.1990Video documentaryHimself
George Jones: Same Ole Me1989VideoHimself
The 21st Annual Academy of Country Music Awards1986TV SpecialHimself
Hee Haw1969-1984TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Guest / Himself - Special Guest
17th Annual Country Music Association Awards1983TV SpecialHimself
The Nashville Palace1981TV SeriesHimself
The 23rd Annual Grammy Awards1981TV SpecialHimself
Nashville on the Road1980TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Johnny Cash: The First 25 Years1980TV SpecialHimself
The Hollywood Squares1980TV SeriesHimself
Pop! Goes the Country1977TV SeriesHimself
The 4th Annual American Music Awards1977TV SpecialHimself
9th Annual Country Music Association Awards1975TV SpecialHimself - Presenter
8th Annual Country Music Association Awards1974TV SpecialHimself - Presenter
Music Country U.S.A.1974TV SeriesHimself
A Poem Is a Naked Person1974DocumentaryHimself
That Good Ole Nashville Music1970TV SeriesHimself - Guest Performer
The Johnny Cash Show1970TV SeriesHimself - Singer
The Joey Bishop Show1969TV SeriesHimself
The Porter Wagoner Show1968TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Country Music on Broadway1965Himself
Forty Acre Feud1965Himself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Heart of Country: How Nashville Became Music City USA2014TV Movie documentaryHimself (2005)
The 56th Annual Grammy Awards2014TV SpecialHimself - Country Singer (In Memoriam)
Huckabee2013TV SeriesHimself - Musical Guest
Song by Song: Johnny Cash2012TV Series
The Joy of Country2011TV MovieHimself
Opry Memories2011TV MovieHimself
CMT: 40 Greatest Love Songs2011TV MovieHimself
Rare Southern Gospel Singing Celebration2010VideoHimself - Performer
Crook & Chase2009TV SeriesHimself
Opry Video Classics: Duets2007VideoHimself
Opry Video Classics: Honky-Tonk Heroes2007VideoHimself
Opry Video Classics: Legends2007VideoHimself
Opry Video Classics: Love Ballads2007VideoHimself
Opry Video Classics: The Hall of Fame2007VideoHimself
CMT: The Greatest - 40 Greatest Albums2006TV Movie documentaryHimself
CMT: Class of 19752005TV Movie documentaryHimself
Grand Ole Opry's Vintage Classics2005TV MovieHimself
CMT: 100 Greatest Music Videos2004TV MovieHimself
CMT: 40 Greatest Fashion Statements2003TV Movie documentaryHimself
Country Legends2001VideoHimself - Performer
Dolly Parton: She Ain't No Dumb Blonde1997TV Movie documentaryHimself
Hard Copy1993TV SeriesHimself
Arena1987TV Series documentaryHimself

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1993CableACECableACE AwardsPerformance in a Music Special or SeriesInfluences: George Jones and Randy Travis (1991)· Randy Travis


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