Singer/songwriter Jack Greene, known as "The Jolly Green Giant" has died at age 83.
He started his career in country music by performing in bands during the late 1950s. In 1962 he began performing in Ernest Tubb's Texas Troubadour Band until 1966 when he became a solo artist releasing his first album There Goes My Everything. Greene enjoyed tremendous success as the album and single for There Goes My Everything became his biggest hits, both reaching number one on the US Country charts. The next year was a landmark in Greene's career as he would become a member of the Grand Ole Opry and win three major awards at the CMAs. According to his official website he had nine number one singles and two number one albums, one of which topped the charts for an entire year.
Greene had retired from performing in 2011 after having a career that spanned fifty years. He died at home on March 14 from complications with Alzheimer's Disease only two months after his 83rd birthday.