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George Jones : The Life and Times of a Honky Tonk Legend: Updated Edition : by Bob Allen : # 122446
George Jones : The Life and Times of a Honky Tonk Legend: Updated Edition : by Bob Allen : # 122446


 
George Jones : The Life and Times of a Honky Tonk Legend: Updated Edition : by Bob Allen : # 122446

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George Jones : The Life and Times of a Honky Tonk Legend: Updated Edition : by Bob Allen, : Book Series : Softcover : Published by Backbeat Books : # 122446
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George Jones by : Bob Allen


George Jones's nearly 60-year recording and performing career has had a profound influence on modern country music and influenced a younger generation of singers; including Garth Brooks; Alan Jackson; Randy Travis; Tim McGraw; and Trace Adkins. As Merle Haggard said of Jones in Rolling Stone magazine; “His voice was like a Stradivarius violin: one of the greatest instruments ever made.”

Jones's saga is a larger-than-life tale of rags to riches and back to rags again. He was born into near poverty in a backwater patch of East Texas. His formal education ended early; by his early teens; he was singing on the streets of Beaumont; Texas; for tips. After beginning to record in the mid-1950s Jones became; by sheer dint of his vocal prowess; one of Nashville's most celebrated honky-tonk singers. But from the start; Jones's life; as often reflected in his music; was shaped by misdirection; chaos; turmoil; and emotional strife aggravated by a ferocious appetite for alcohol. Fame and adulation seemed to merely intensify his personal travails.

Jones's story has a relatively happy ending. With the help of fourth wife Nancy during the final decade and a half of his life; he got clean and sober; was feted as a much-revered elder statesman for the music; and; by most accounts; found peace of mind at long last.

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PublisherBackbeat Books
Media Softcover
Pages338
Length x Width 9 x 6   inches
Shipping Weight2.70 pounds
East Coast Music Product Code ZHL122446
UPC Code884088952617
ISBN 1480355828
EAN 9781480355828
1st Publication Date02/2014

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