George Jones

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George Glenn Jones (September 12, 1931 – April 26, 2013) was an American musician, singer and songwriter who achieved international fame for his long list of hit records, including "White Lightning", as well as his distinctive voice and phrasing. For the last 20 years of his life, Jones was frequently 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." Waylon Jennings expressed a similar opinion in his song "It's Alright": "If we all could sound like we wanted to, we'd all sound like George Jones." The shape of his nose and facial features earned Jones the nickname "The Possum."

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Age: 81 (age at death)
Nationality: American
Claim to Fame: "Walk Through This World With Me" Single

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1991 This Gun for Hire Anchorman
1989 R.O.T.O.R. Pa Fenster
1978 Smokey and the Good Time Outlaws -
1974 The Longest Yard Big George
1969 From Nashville with Music George Jones
1958 Bat Masterson Joe - 2nd Bartender
2014 The Heart of Country: How Nashville Became Music City USA -
2012 Nashville -
2011 CMT: 40 Greatest Love Songs -
2011 Opry Memories -
2010 The Marty Stuart Show -

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