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George Jones
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George Jones performing at Harrah's Metropolis in Metropolis, Illinois in June 2003
Background information
Birth nameGeorge Glenn Jones
BornSeptember 12, 1931(1931-09-12)
Saratoga, Texas, U.S.
OriginVidor, Texas, U.S.
DiedApril 26, 2013(2013-04-26) (aged 81)
Nashville, Tennessee
GenresCountry
Occupation(s)Singer-songwriter
InstrumentsAcoustic guitar
Vocals
Years active1954–2013
LabelsStarday
Mercury
United Artists
Musicor
Epic
MCA Nashville
Asylum
Bandit
Associated actsTammy Wynette, Merle Haggard, Jamey Johnson
Websitewww.GeorgeJones.com

George Glenn Jones (September 12, 1931 – April 26, 2013)[1] was an American country music singer known for his long list of hit records, his distinctive voice and phrasing, and his marriage to Tammy Wynette.

Jones was born on September 12, 1931 in Saratoga, Texas.[2][3] He was raised in Vidor, Texas.

Jones was married to Dorothy Bonvillion from 1950 until they divorced. Then he was married to Shirley Ann Corley from 1954 until they divorced in 1968. Then he was married to Tammy Wynette from 1969 until they divorced in 1975. Then he was married to Nancy Sepulvado from 1983 until his death in 2013. He had four children.

Jones died on April 26, 2013 in Nashville, Tennessee from respiratory failure, aged 81.[4]

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