Jack Greene: Legendary Country Singer Dies At 83

Sat, March 16, 2013 2:38pm EST by 10 Comments
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How sad. We’ve just learned the tragic news that the iconic Grand Ole Opry veteran passed away on Mar. 14 from Alzheimer’s disease.

Jack Greene, legendary country star and “There Goes My Everything” singer, died in his sleep on Mar. 14. He was 83 years old.

Jack Greene: Country Star Passes Away

Nicknamed “The Jolly Green Giant” due to his height, Jack won the hearts of the country world  with his deep, smooth voice and jubilant on-stage presence.

Jack had a wonderful career — he was nominated for three Grammy Awards, and in 1967 won “Male Vocalist of the Year,” “Single of the Year,” “Album of the Year,” and “Song of the Year” at the very first Country Music Association Awards for his hit song, “There Goes My Everything.”

The singer was a native of Tennessee, where he got his start in the music business as a radio disc jockey. Since then he was a mainstay in the country music scene, releasing hit singles in the 60’s, 70’s, AND 80’s. Up until his retirement in 2011, Jack was a familiar face at the Grand Ole Opry, a place that was like a second home for him, where he almost always received a standing ovation.

Grand Ole Opry announcer Eddie Stubbs said, “Newcomers and Opry veterans alike would stand in the wings and marvel at what they were witnessing,” and also made sure to always introduce Jack as “One of the Grand Ole Opry’s finest singers, and one of its finest gentlemen.”

Funeral plans have not yet been made, according to a statement released by the Grand Ole Opry.

Our thoughts are with Jack’s friends and family — he will be missed.

WATCH: Jack Green – “There Goes My Everything”

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David tolliver

Posted at 5:19 PM on February 16, 2014  

My prayers go out to the family.such a great singer and person.res in peace mr Greene.

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Wes

Posted at 8:33 AM on March 18, 2013  

In the last half of the 1960s, Jack was as big as Garth Brooks was in the 90s. Without the fireworks of course.

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Deanna Sisson

Posted at 2:29 PM on March 30, 2013  

Yeah, but it was cooler and meant more, when a guy or girl got their on talent and it didn’t matter what they looked like.

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Posted at 3:04 AM on March 17, 2013  

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abe is doing it?!!

Posted at 12:59 AM on March 17, 2013  

miss I something here?
OR AM I JUST NOT OLD ENOUGH TO KNOW HIM?

(I’m 39 yet)

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Deanna Sisson

Posted at 2:32 PM on March 30, 2013  

Might be a bit young, unless your parents were into true country, not the modern day, easy rock redo

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Alex lil-g Mutambo

Posted at 5:34 PM on March 16, 2013  

I am so sad!may his soul rest in peace

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ELVIS PRESLEY

Posted at 4:55 PM on March 16, 2013  

JACK GREENE WAS A GOOD SINGER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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sarah

Posted at 3:58 PM on March 16, 2013  

why is lil wanye so gay

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