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Tammy Wynette's daughters seek to have her name on crypt

NASHVILLE, Feb. 28 (UPI) -- The daughters of Tammy Wynette say they have begun a public campaign to restore the country music legend's name to her crypt in a Nashville cemetery.

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UPI Almanac for Thursday, Sept. 12, 2013.
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George Jones, iconic country singer, dies at 81

NASHVILLE, April 26 (UPI) -- George Jones, the iconic country music singer known by generations for his distinctive voice and phrasing, died Friday in Nashville at 81, his publicist said.

Infant twins found in home with mom's body

PLAINFIELD, N.J., April 5 (UPI) -- Three-month-old twin sisters found in a New Jersey apartment with their mother's body are doing well, police said.

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UPI Almanac for Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2012.
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No sale for George Jones Tenn. estate

No sale for George Jones Tenn. estate

FRANKLIN, Tenn., July 8 (UPI) -- Country singer George Jones rejected the highest bid for his Tennessee estate at a weekend auction, the auction company said.
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George Jones cancels more shows

George Jones cancels more shows

FRANKLIN, Tenn., April 26 (UPI) -- Ailing U.S. country music star George Jones is "doing much better" but canceled performances through May 20 so he can focus on his recovery, his Web site said.
Singer George Jones hospitalized

Singer George Jones hospitalized

NASHVILLE, March 31 (UPI) -- American country music star George Jones has been hospitalized in Nashville with an upper respiratory infection, his publicist said.
Glen Campbell set for Grammy honor

Glen Campbell set for Grammy honor

SANTA MONICA, Calif., Dec. 21 (UPI) -- The Recording Academy says it will honor Glen Campbell and the Allman Brothers Band with Lifetime Achievement Awards at a ceremony in Los Angeles.

Singer Dobie Gray dead at 71

NEW YORK, Dec. 8 (UPI) -- Singer-songwriter Dobie Gray has died in Nashville from complications of cancer surgery, a friend told The New York Times. He was 71.
Mandrell makes Country Hall of Fame

Mandrell makes Country Hall of Fame

NASHVILLE, May 18 (UPI) -- Barbara Mandrell was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame during a ceremony at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum in Nashville.
Freeman, Streisand receive Kennedy honors

Freeman, Streisand receive Kennedy honors

WASHINGTON, Dec. 8 (UPI) -- The careers of Morgan Freeman, George Jones, Barbra Streisand, Twyla Tharp, Pete Townshend and Roger Daltrey were celebrated Sunday in Washington, D.C.
Caroline Kennedy to preside over 'Honors'

Caroline Kennedy to preside over 'Honors'

WASHINGTON, Oct. 16 (UPI) -- Caroline Kennedy has agreed to act as host of the upcoming "31st annual Kennedy Center Honors" in Washington for the sixth year running, CBS announced.
Freeman, Streisand set for Kennedy Honors

Freeman, Streisand set for Kennedy Honors

WASHINGTON, Sept. 9 (UPI) -- Morgan Freeman, Barbra Streisand and Twyla Tharp are among those to be feted at the upcoming "31st annual Kennedy Center Honors," CBS announced Tuesday.
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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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