Jones recalled to Billboard in 2006 that he would lie in bed with his parents on Saturday nights listening to the Grand Ole Opry and insist that his mother wake him if he fell asleep so he could hear Roy Acuff or Bill Monroe.In his autobiography I Lived To Tell It All, Jones explains that the early death of his sister Ethel spurred on his father's drinking problem and, by all accounts, George Washington Jones could be physically and emotionally abusive to his wife and children when he drank.
He served in the United States Marine Corps and was discharged in 1953. In 1959, Jones recorded "White Lightning," written by J. Many years of alcoholism caused his health to deteriorate severely and led to his missing many performances, earning him the nickname "No Show Jones." After his divorce from Wynette in 1975, Jones married his fourth wife, Nancy Sepulvado, in 1983 and became mostly sober.
Jones died in 2013, aged 81, from hypoxic respiratory failure.
In the book George Jones: The Life and Times of a Honky Tonk Legend, Bob Allen recounts how George Washington Jones would return home in the middle of the night with his cronies roaring drunk, wake up a terrified George Glenn Jones and demand that he sing for them or face a beating.
In a CMT episode of Inside Fame dedicated to Jones' life, country music historian Robert K.
He was enlisted in the United States Marines until his discharge in 1953. The song was actually cut in Starday Records' co-founder Jack Starnes' living room and produced by Starnes.
He was stationed in San Jose, California for his entire service. His first record, the self-penned "No Money in This Deal", was recorded on January 19, and appeared in February on Starday Records, beginning the singer's association with producer and mentor H. Jones also worked at KTRM (now KZZB) in Beaumont around this time.George Glenn Jones (September 12, 1931 – April 26, 2013) was an American musician, singer and songwriter.He achieved international fame for his long list of hit records, including his best known song "He Stopped Loving Her Today", as well as his distinctive voice and phrasing.Oermann marveled, "You would think that it would make him not a singer, because it was so abusively thrust on him.But the opposite happened; he became a chronic singer.In later years, Jones would have little good to say about the music production at Starday, recalling to NPR in 1996 that "it was a terrible sound.