Transcript for Country Singer George Jones Dead at 81
And tonight here, we remember a country great. We learned today that george jones has died. ♪ He said I love you til I die ♪ Reporter: George jones lived his life like a country song. Revealing his sadness, loneliness, his loves and loves lost. ♪ All dressed up to go ♪ Reporter: Many of today's country stars called him the greatest living country singer. Tonight, they remember him and the song that surprised even george jones himself. ♪ He stopped loving her ♪ Reporter: He was born in 1931 with a broken arm in texas. He remembered watching the grand ol opry with his parents. I was about 9 years old, i got my first guitar. Beat me to death and I wouldn't let it down. Reporter: Fizz first number one hit in 1959. "White lightning." ♪ White lightning ♪ Reporter: He battled drinking, battled with his loves, too. He met tammy way net. In 1966, they married. She was his third wife. Do you love me? Reporter: Along the way, he would reveal the secret behinded his music. It's so true and so sad and i just really get to live in that song in my mind, you know. Reporter: It was just last year, at 80 years old, he announced plans to tour again. He planned to call it, like his song, "the grand tour." ♪ And this old house will never be the same ♪ ♪ but I'll love what we once
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