Born September 12, 1931, George Glenn Jones passed away April 26, 2013 leaving a legacy of country music that inspired generations of musicians and earned millions of fans. Born in Saratoga, Jones was raised in Vidor, Texas with 6 siblings. At age nine, Jones received his first guitar as a present from his parents, soon after he was singing for coins on the streets of Beaumont. Jones landed his first gig at 16, a radio station in Jasper where he would perform live over the Texas radio waves.
Jones would enlist in the U.S. Marine Corps. Soon after the Korean War started, stationed in California, his music career would launch not long after his discharge.
Jones personality was best summed up by his alcoholism; which more often than not were the basis of well-documented antics by the country superstar.