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Today in Music: A look back at pop music

(June 29)
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Country Music News

THIS WEEKEND IN COUNTRY MUSIC HISTORY (June 28)
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Country Music News

TODAY IN COUNTRY MUSIC HISTORY (June 17)
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Heartland -- UPI Arts & Entertainment

NASHVILLE, June 13 (UPI) -- The weather gives it away. Fan Fair is in town.
CRYSTAL CAVINESS, United Press International

People

BROKAW TO LEAVE NIGHTLY NEWS IN '04
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Country Music News

TODAY IN COUNTRY MUSIC HISTORY (May 28) Kenny Rogers' "Gideon" album certified gold and platinum (1980) Barbara Mandrell married Ken Dudney (1967) Jerry Douglas born (1956) in Warren, Ohio -0-
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Country Music News

TODAY IN COUNTRY MUSIC HISTORY
By United Press International

Country Music News

TODAY IN COUNTRY MUSIC HISTORY
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People

Celebrities in the news for May 13, 2002.
DENNIS DAILY, United Press International

Country Music News

News from the world of country music
By United Press International

Heartland -- UPI Arts & Entertainment

NASHVILLE, May 9 (UPI) -- For a dream that didn't go as planned, Jim Lauderdale certainly is in the midst of a prolific and critically-acclaimed career.
CRYSTAL CAVINESS, United Press International

Urban News

News from and about big cities.
DENNIS DAILY, United Press International

Country Music News

TODAY IN COUNTRY MUSIC HISTORY (Tues., April 30) The late Johnny Horton was born in 1927. Willie Nelson was born in 1933. Darrell McCall was born in 1940.
PENNY NELSON BARTHOLOMEW, United Press International

People

WAKEMAN SAYS 'YES' TO FORMER COLLEAGUES
DENNIS DAILY, United Press International

Country Music News

TODAY IN COUNTRY MUSIC HISTORY (Mon., April 22) Glen Campbell was born in 1936. Ray Griff was born in 1940. Pat Enright, lead singer for the Nashville Bluegrass Band, was born in 1945.
PENNY NELSON BARTHOLOMEW, 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.

This article is licensed under the GNU Free Documentation License.
It uses material from the Wikipedia article "George Jones."
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