Number 1’s, Hits and Awards37 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.To learn more of the big hits and awards of George Jones, Click Below
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 was Lost, But now I am Found!”
I am “The Gene Autry Cowboy Guitar”, the very “First Guitar” that George Jones ever Owned! And the Very “First Guitar” he ever Signed!70 years later I have been discovered again.
George JonesAs 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 tonk circuit. On a recording session in 1955 for Starday Records, producer Pappy 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.