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George Jones is an American country music singer, songwriter and performer from Vidor, Texas. George Jones was born in September 1931 and is married to country singer and songwriter Tammy Wynette. It has been said that George Jones is one of the greatest country singers of all time. George Jones has also been known for his tales of drunkenness, rocky relationships with women and temper in performance and studio recording settings. His two primary instruments are the acoustic guitar and vocals. Since 1954 George Jones has enjoyed a long lasting and prolific career in music. He has released albums on some of the most popular major record labels in country music, such as Starday, Mercury, United Artists, Musicor, Bandit, Asylum, MCA Nashville, and Epic. In addition to releasing several solo albums, he has recorded 14 number 1 hits. Some of his most popular tunes include, "White Lightning," "The Grand Tour," "I Was Country When Country Wasn't Cool," and "I Always Get Lucky With You". Jones has been a member of the Grand Ole Opry since 1956. George Jones has a unique and one of a kind vocal style. It has been said by many leading country music stars, including Waylon Jennings, that George Jones has one of the best voices and vocal styles in the business. In addition, George Jones still records and writes original music and has been a lasting influence on current country music. Moreover, he has been sited as a major influence from many country and pop stars today. George Jones is one of the most celebrated and critically acclaimed Country legends of all time. Waylon Jennings even penned in a lyric how unique and original the voice of George Jones was. Born in 1931 in Saratoga, Texas, George Jones began his musical career at an early age. He is recognized for his immense list of hit songs and major influence on the Country and Western music genre at large. However, George Jones suffered from a plaguing alcoholism that hindered his latter period in this career. Since he broke into the scene in 1954, George Jones has been on almost every major Country and Western Record label. Those include, MCA Nashville, Starday, Bandit, Mercury, United Artists, Musicor, Epic and Asylum Records. George Jones has led a remarkable and inimitable career with over 14 number one Country hits. In addition to being a successful singles song crafter, George Jones has released over 30 full length studio albums since his inception in Texas in the mid 50's. George Jones has been revered from artists like Johnny Cash, Waylon Jennings and Kenny Rogers for possessing and unmistakably unique and soft voice. It is no wonder why George Jones is appreciated. All one has to do is look at the long scope of singles, records and awards that have branded his long and prosperous career.