The country music world mourns as Jack Greene dies in Nashville, Tenn. According to CBS News on March 15, the causes were from complications from Alzheimer's disease. Greene was 83.
Jack Greene reached acclaim through his years of performing for the Grand Ole Opry and his song "There Goes My Everything" won him the award for single of the year in 1967.
Greene was born in 1930 in Tennessee, and started his own band called The Peach Tree Boys in the '50s after moving to Georgia. He eventually made his way back to Tennessee and ended up in Nashville, home to many of country's best talents. He joined up with Ernest Tubbs at that time as a drummer in his band.
Greene learned the ins and outs of the music world while with Tubbs and soon broke away and signed his own solo contract. His first big hit came in 1966 with "There Goes My Everything," a song which spent seven weeks in the number one spot on the country music charts. It also helped him win Male Vocalist of the Year, Album of the Year and Single of the Year at the first ever Country Music Association Awards.
Funeral arrangements for Jack Greene are still pending.
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