George Glenn Jones was an American country music singer known for his long list of hit records, his distinctive voice and phrasing and his marriage to Tammy Wynette.
For the last 20 years of his life, Jones was frequently referred to as the greatest living country singer. Jones received many honors during his long career, from Most Promising New Country Vocalist in 1956, being inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 1992 and being named a Kennedy Center Honoree in 2008. In 2012, he was presented with a Grammy Lifetime Achievement award where his longtime friend Merle Haggard paid tribute to him. Jones had more than 150 hits during his career, both as a solo artist and in duets with other artists.