George Jones has been called the greatest country singer of all time. His story is woven out of the greatest and richest American fabric-born poor in East Texas to a God-fearing mother and booze-loving father, one of eight children. When he ran away from home at sixteen to sing and play on the radio, it was music and music alone that drove him. His voice-raw, emotive, and passionate-coupled with deeply emotional, visceral songs, made him a star and a legend. But as his career ascended to the highest heights, Jones wrestled with his demons. Drugs, drink, divorce, and a list of tabloid-worthy antics threatened to overshadow his musical success.In this definitive biography, country music critic and historian Rich Kienzle paints a rich portrait of a modest man who created a lasting legacy with his unforgettable voice.
The Grand Tour: The Life and Music of George Jones [Large Print]
The Life and Music of George Jones
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