Remembering Jack Greene
Jack Greene has passed away. He died Thursday night in his sleep at his home in Nashville from complications of Alzheimer’s disease.He was 83.
Greene was born in Maryville, TN in 1930. He got his start in the record business playing in Ernest Tubb’s band.
He sang vocals with Tubb’s ‘Texas Troubadors’ and played the drums and the guitar. But Jack Greene gained his fame as a country music fixture with his deep, resonant voice.
He began his own career as an artist when he caught the attention of a big producer by the name of Owen Bradley. Greene would have a string of hits from 1966 to 1969.
In 1967 he had his biggest hit with ‘There Goes My Everything’. The song earned him single of the year and male vocalist of the year from the Country Music Association.
Here’s a bit of trivia for you. In 1967, Jack Greene became the first ever country artist to appear in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade.
Here’s a video of Jack Green doing the song ‘Statue Of A Fool’. This was a number one hit for him in 1969. The song was written by Jan Crutchfield.