With more than 150 hits to his name, George Jones was a household name. During the last 20 years of his life, he was known as the greatest living country singer. He grew up listening to the “Grand Ole Opry” with his parents. In the mid fifties, he was a member of the “Louisiana Hay Ride”, and performed with Elvis and Johnny Cash. Jones and Cash became lifelong friends. Jones’ first number one record was written by J.P. Richardson, also known as, “The Big Bopper”. Jones recalled it took 80 tries to get “White Lightnin” right! Have a listen as Jones recalls those early days. GeorgeJonesearlydays
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