Jack Greene Dies; Country Music Star Was 83
Jack Greene, the country music star famous for 60s hits such at “There Goes My Everything,” has died. The singer reportedly suffered from Alzheimer’s Disease, and died from complications of the disease at his Nashville home on March 14.
Greene was born in Tennessee in 1930, and moved to Atlanta to start a band in the early 1950s. By 1960 he had moved to Nashshville to pursue his music career further, and began opening for Ernest Tubb. Greene’s success began in earnest in 1966 with the release of “There Goes My Everything,” which topped country music charts for weeks. He followed that up with the chart-topping album All The Time.
In 1967 Greene won awards for Male Vocalist of the Year, Single of the Year, and Album of the Year from the Country Music Association. That same year, he became a member of the Grand Ole Opry. Greene went on to have nine number one country hits throughout his career.
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