Number 1’s, Hits and Awards
37 Awards starting in 1956 including 4 Grammy’s, 9 CMA’s and Kennedy Center
Honoree, Country Hall of Fame 1992 and the U.S Nation Medal of Arts. George
Jones has had a major hit in every decade since his first recording “No Money in
this Deal” and his First Number One Hit “Why Baby Why”.
George Jones has recorded 623 singles and his Hits include “White Lighting”1956,
“Golden Ring”1976, “I Don’t Need Your Rocking’ Chair”1992, “Bartender Blues”
1978, “I Always Get Lucky With You”1983, The Grand Tour”1974, “The Race is
On”1964, ”Who’s Gonna Fill Their Shoes” 1985, “The One I Loved Back Then”
1985, “Choices” 1999, “He Stopped Loving Her Today” 1980.
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When he was nine, his father bought him his first guitar. It was a “Gene Autry Cowboy
Guitar”. Soon, his father had George playing and singing on the streets on Beaumont,
earning spare change. At 16, he ran away to Jasper, TX, where he sang at a local
radio station. At 19 George played back-up guitar for his hero and idol Hank Williams
in Beaumont, TX. Seventy years later, I am found again and can be found here.
I am “The Gene Autry
Cowboy Guitar”, the
very “First Guitar”
that George Jones
ever Owned! And the
Very “First Guitar” he
70 years later I have been
As a kid (11 yrs) he sang for tips
on the streets of Beaumont,TX.
By age 24, he had been married
twice, served in the Marines and
was a veteran of the Texas honky
On a recording
session in 1955 for
Dailey suggested he quite singing
like his idols, Lefty Frizell, Roy Acuff
and Hank Williams, and try singing
like George Jones. The result was
"Why Baby Why," his first Top Five
hit. His 1st No. 1 hit was “White Lighting” written by
the Big Bopper (J.P. Richardson).
The “King of Broken Hearts”
went on to record 15 Number One
Hits and 150 Billboard recordings to
make the charts. Has had a #1 hit in
each decade since 1950's, recording
over 460 songs. The king of the
broken hearts is a legend whose life
is even more rugged than the hard-
living, hard-loving context of his
songs,which are some of the
greatest in all of country music.