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It's -- news to report to -- this morning in this Fox News alert country music hall of Famer George Jones.
Has died at the age of 81 he had a legendary career that lasted more than fifty years.
He started -- you know just sort of -- out on a street corner.
Here's Julie Banderas with a look back at his amazing -- He was nicknamed old pop some the Rolls Royce of country singers.
And was once married to Tammy -- net.
George Jones was called the greatest country singer alive.
Jones grew up in Beaumont Texas -- saying on the street for tips.
His first number one hit was in 1959.
With white lightning.
He and -- net married in 1969.
She was one of his four marriages.
The pair were known as the king and queen of country music.
Johnson -- -- went on to -- several number one country hits including were gonna hold on in 1974.
The couple divorced in 76.
He battled alcoholism and drug abuse during much of his life.
One of his other nicknames was no show Jones for failing to appear at so many concerts.
And he later recorded a song by that name.
During his forty year career he recorded more than 150.
The Country Music Association recognized Jones by electing him to the country music hall of fame.
And in 2008.
George Jones with the Kennedy Center honor -- People say that he was -- country singing what Sinatra was -- crooning the balance.
The country music world has lost a legend.
Julie Banderas Fox News.
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