Life impacts art on new Shelton album

TISHOMINGO, Okla., May 1 (UPI) -- Oklahoma country singer Blake Shelton said the title of his new album, "Pure BS," does not stand for ... well, you know what.

Finger points way to city's naming

FESTUS, Mo., April 11 (UPI) -- Finger-pointing placed Festus, Mo., on the map and in the lyrics of a country song heard in Chevrolet ads.

Music icons contribute to 'Lucky You'

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 16 (UPI) -- U.S. music heavyweights Bob Dylan, Kris Kristofferson and Bruce Springsteen contributed to the upcoming Las Vegas-based poker movie, "Lucky You."

George Jones injured, shows canceled

NASHVILLE, Oct. 20 (UPI) -- Country singer George Jones fractured his right wristin Nashville Friday and has canceled three performances this weekend.

George Strait set to release 34th album

NASHVILLE, Texas, Aug. 25 (UPI) -- George Strait is set to release the MCA Nashville album "It Just Comes Natural" later this year, marking the 34th album from the U.S. country singer.

Jones and Haggard put taping on hold

FRANKLIN, Tenn., Aug. 9 (UPI) -- Country Music Television's "Cross Country" taping with singers Merle Haggard and George Jones was postponed indefinitely this week in Franklin, Tenn.

Country music producer, filmmaker dies

NASHVILLE, July 19 (UPI) -- June Carr Ormond, who produced country music and Christian films in the 1960s through the 1980s, has died in Nashville at 94.

Haggard, Jones to record together again

NASHVILLE, June 1 (UPI) -- Nashville legends George Jones and Merle Haggard Thursday announced plans to record together for the first time in a quarter of a century.

George Jones hospitalized with pneumonia

NASHVILLE, March 31 (UPI) -- Country music legend George Jones was "resting comfortably" Friday after being taken to a Nashville hospital for treatment of pneumonia.

George Jones turns 74 with a new album

NASHVILLE, Sept. 9 (UPI) -- Country legend George Jones will celebrate his 74th birthday with an album of songs that became hits for other singers after he rejected them.

Bush has assistant download iPod tunes

WASHINGTON, April 11 (UPI) -- U.S. President George Bush enjoys the iPod music player his daughters gave him last year, but has an assistant download the tunes, the New York Times reports.

Feature: Entertaining the GOP troops

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 30 (UPI) -- Country star Mark Chesnutt, one of the entertainers lending star power to the Republican National Convention in New York this week, insists he is not political,
PAT NASON, UPI Hollywood Reporter

Songwriting veteran Max Barnes dies

NASHVILLE, Jan. 12 (UPI) -- Veteran country songwriter Max D. Barnes, who wrote hits for George Jones and Vince Gill, has died in a Nashville hospital from pneumonia. He was 67.

Al Gore at Johnny Cash memorial

NASHVILLE, Nov. 10 (UPI) -- Former U.S. Vice President Al Gore will provide a tribute Monday night in Nashville, Tenn., to "The Man In Black," who die at the age of 71.

Colleagues, fans mourn Johnny Cash

The death of Johnny Cash at 71 in Nashville Friday has prompted an extraordinary outpouring of admiration and affection from colleagues and fans of the American
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George Jones
George Jones appears in concert at the Pechanga Indian Reservation's Resort and Casino in Temecula, CA, on February 17, 2006. (UPI Photo/Roger Williams)

George Glenn Jones (born September 12, 1931) is an American country music singer known for his long list of hit records, his distinctive voice and phrasing, and his marriage to Tammy Wynette.

Over the past 20 years, Jones has frequently been referred to as "the greatest living country singer." Country music scholar Bill C. Malone writes, "For the two or three minutes consumed by a song, Jones immerses himself so completely in its lyrics, and in the mood it conveys, that the listener can scarcely avoid becoming similarly involved."

Throughout his long career, Jones made headlines often as much for tales of his drinking, stormy relationships with women, and violent rages as for his prolific career of making records and touring. His wild lifestyle led to Jones missing many performances, earning him the nickname "No Show Jones." With the help of his fourth wife, Nancy, he has been sober for many years. Jones has had more than 150 hits during his career, both as a solo artist and in duets with other artists. The shape of his nose and facial features have given Jones the nickname "The Possum." Jones said in an interview that he has chosen to tour only about 60 dates a year.

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