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Connick, Jones collaborate on album

NEW YORK, Sept. 8 (UPI) -- Harry Connick Jr. has recorded a Christmas album with country music legend George Jones as a special guest on "Nothing for New Year."

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Wynonna Judd born in Ashland, Ky., 1964. Bob Wills' "Sugar Moon" hits No. 1, 1947.
DICK KELSEY, United Press International

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Embattled but back at the top of the charts, the Dixie Chicks will make a major appearance this week via satellite. The producers of the Academy of Country Music Awards say the Chicks will perform on the Wednesday night broadcast, singing "Truth No. 2."
DENNIS DAILY, United Press International

Country Music News

Marty Robbins' No. 1 single "A White Sport Coat (and a Pink Carnation)" debuts on the country chart, 1957. Ernest Tubb records "San Antonio Rose," 1958.
DICK KELSEY, United Press International

Country Music News

Rick Trevino born in Austin, Texas, 1961. Ernest Tubb records "Deep Purple Blues," 1958.
DICK KELSEY, United Press International

Country Music News

Hank Snow's "Rhumba Boogie" goes to No. 1, 1951. The Carter Family records "Will The Circle Be Unbroken," 1935.
DICK KELSEY, United Press International

Today in Music: a look back at pop music

The weekly UPI Today in Music package for April 19-25.
By United Press International

Today in Music: a look back at pop music

The weekly UPI Today in Music package for March 8-14.
By United Press International

Country Music News

Larry Gatlin born in Seminole, Texas, 1948. Ty Herndon born, 1962.
DICK KELSEY, United Press International

Country Music News

Roy Acuff records "Be Honest With Me," 1941. Duane Allen of the Oak Ridge Boys born in Taylortown, Texas, 1943.
DICK KELSEY, United Press International

Country Music News

Glen Campbell born in Delight, Ark., 1936. Lucky Oceans of Asleep at the Wheel born in Philadelphia, 1951.
DICK KELSEY, United Press International

Today in Music: a look back at pop music

Today's birthdays include the late Alexis Korner of Blues Incorporated, who was born in 1928; Animals keyboardist Alan Price and Larry Ramos of the Association, both in 1942 (age 61)...
By United Press International

Country Music News

Loretta Lynn born in Butcher Holler, Ky., 1935. Stuart Duncan, fiddler with the Nashville Bluegrass Band, born, 1964.
DICK KELSEY, United Press International

Country Music News

Leon Russell born in Lawton, Okla., 1942. Emmylou Harris born in Birmingham, Ala., 1947.
DICK KELSEY, United Press International

Country Music News

Lefty Frizzell born in Corsicana, Texas, 1928. Anita Carter born in Maces Springs, Va., 1933.
DICK KELSEY, United Press International
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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)
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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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It uses material from the Wikipedia article "George Jones."
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