George Jones was an American singer and songwriter known for his unique country music style. His career spanned more than six decades, and he was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 1992. He was also known for his turbulent personal life and his struggles with addiction. Here is a look at the life and career of George Jones.
George Glenn Jones was born in Saratoga, Texas on September 12, 1931. His parents were George Washington Jones and Clara Patterson Jones. He was raised in the small town of Beaumont, Texas and showed an interest in music from an early age. Jones was inspired by the music of his local church and began performing with local bands. He dropped out of school in the 10th grade and joined the United States Marine Corps. After his military service, Jones returned to Texas and began performing in local clubs.
In 1954, Jones released his debut album,