The Grand Tour
The Life and Music of George JonesBook - 2016
In a masterful biography laden with new revelations, veteran country music journalist/historian Rich Kienzle offers a definitive, full-bodied portrait of legendary country singer George Jones and the music that remains his legacy... Kienzle chronicles Jones's impoverished East Texas childhood as the youngest son of a deeply religious mother and alcoholic, often-abusive father. He examines his three troubled marriages including his union with superstar Tammy Wynette and looks unsparingly at Jones's demons. Alcohol and later cocaine nearly killed him until fourth wife Nancy helped him learn to love himself. Kienzle also details Jones's remarkable musical journey from singing in violent Texas honky tonks to Grand Ole Opry star, hitmaker and master vocalist whose raw, emotionally powerful delivery remains the Gold Standard for country singers.
Publisher: New York : Dey St., an imprint of William Morrow Publishers, 
Edition: First edition.
Copyright Date: ©2016
Branch Call Number: B J716K
Characteristics: 279 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, portraits ; 24 cm