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George Jones

Began performing in a radio-station band in the late '40s. Had his first Top Five hit in 1955 with "Why, Baby, Why." Was encouraged to cut some rockabilly songs during the rock-and-roll craze of the late '50s. He reluctantly agreed, but only if released under the name Thumper Jones. The songs failed to make the pop charts. First No. 1 song was "White Lightning," which was written by J.P. Richardson (also known as the Big Bopper) and hit the top of the charts two months after Richardson died.  Had a well-documented struggle with alcoholism: he was nicknamed "No Show Jones" in the '70s for failing to appear at gigs, and he once rode his tractor to a bar when his wife hid his car keys. In the '70s, scored three No. 1 hits with then-wife Tammy Wynette, including "Gold Ring." Was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 1992. In 1996, published his autobiography, I Lived to Tell It All. Lent his name to a variety of products, including breakfast sausage, steak sauce and dog food. Had more than 150 singles on Billboard's country chart.

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
100% The Winding Stream
  • Actor
2015
86% A Poem Is A Naked Person
  • Actor
2015
No Score Yet Opry Video Classics: Duets
  • Actor
2008
No Score Yet George Jones: The Race Is On
  • Actor
2008
No Score Yet Opry Video Classics - Classic Live Performances
  • Actor
2008
No Score Yet Cruisin Country Hits
  • Actor
2008
No Score Yet Best of the Johnny Cash TV Show
  • Actor
2007
No Score Yet Opry Video Classics: Legends
  • Actor
2007
No Score Yet A Concert Tribute to George Jones
  • Actor
2006
No Score Yet George Jones
  • Actor
2006
No Score Yet George Jones - 50 Years of Hits
  • Actor
2006
No Score Yet Rockin' On Ranch Party
  • Actor
2005
No Score Yet #1 Country Hits: Men of Country
  • Actor
2005
No Score Yet George Jones: Live in Concert
  • Actor
2004
No Score Yet George Jones - Live in Concert
  • Actor
2004
No Score Yet 25 Country Number 1's
  • Actor
2004
No Score Yet Country Super Stars
  • Actor
2003
No Score Yet #1 Country
  • Actor
2003
No Score Yet Classic Country
  • Actor
2003
No Score Yet Shakespeare Was a Big George Jones Fan: Cowboy Jack Clement's Home Movies
  • Actor
2002
No Score Yet George Jones: Golden Hits
  • Actor
2002
No Score Yet More Than the Music... Live
  • Actor
2002
No Score Yet Johnny Cash: The Anthology
  • Actor
2001
No Score Yet Country Legends
  • Actor
2001
No Score Yet George Jones - Live in Tennessee
  • Actor
1997
No Score Yet George Jones - Golden Hits
  • Actor
1994
37% Housesitter
  • Restaurant Guest
1992
No Score Yet Waylon Jennings: Renegade. Outlaw. Legend.
  • Actor
1992
No Score Yet George Jones - Same Ole Me
  • Actor
1989
No Score Yet George Jones - The Living Legend in Concert
  • Actor
1987
No Score Yet George Jones: Live in Concert: Greatest Hits
  • Actor
1984
81% The Longest Yard
  • Big George
1974
No Score Yet Country Outlaws - Live
  • Actor

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT
No Score Yet Late Night With Jimmy Fallon
2009-2014
  • Performer
No Score Yet Austin City Limits
1983
  • Actor

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