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George Jones opens up and writes candidly and intimatel. Lived to Tell It All is George Jones-the good news . Through it all I kept reading articles that said I was the greatest country singer alive

Through it all I kept reading articles that said I was the greatest country singer alive. And singers I respect were constantly saying that too. I was always appreciative, but I never understood how such a supposedly good singer could be such a troubled person. My talent, though it brought me fame and fortune, never brought me peace of mind.

With "I Live To Tell It All" I truly hated to put it down to go to bed - so I went to bed late. This book surely let me know that I had it easy compared to George Jones and his co-dependents. There were times while reading this book that I broke down and cried. He (Jones) was such a sweet man and he really did not know what he was doing most of the time.

I Lived to Tell It All is an album by country music artist George Jones, released on August 13, 1996 on the MCA Nashville Records label. It was also a companion piece to his best-selling autobiography of the same name, I Lived to Tell It All. Coming. Coming off his successful reunion tour with ex-wife Tammy Wynette, Jones reunited with producer Norro Wilson to record his sixth album with MCA Nashville

Album by George Jones. Back Down to Hung Up on You. Billy B. Bad. Hundred Proof Memories. It Ain't Gonna Worry My Mind. I'll Give You Something To Drink About

Album by George Jones. I'll Give You Something To Drink About. I Must Have Done Something Bad. Hello Heart.

Jones, George, 1931-; Carter, Tom, 1947-. Jones, George, 1931-, Country musicians. Books for People with Print Disabilities. Internet Archive Books. t on September 12, 2011.

Mom tells me that we saw George Jones having lunch with Porter Wagoner in a Shoney's restaurant. He calls that living to tell it all? He was a dead man walking. Another tale of the rich and famous getting special treatment by the law. I have no recollection of it because I'm sure I rolled my eyes when she pointed them out and had no clue who they were. Anyway, Jonesy is no Hemingway but he's sure got one hell of a story to tell.

How alcohol ruled his life and performances. How violence marred many friendships and relationships. How money was something to be made but never held on to. And, finally, how the love of a good woman can ultimately change a man, redeem him, and save his life.

Back Down to Hung Up On You, 03:39. Hundred Proof Memories, 03:57. The Lone Ranger, 02:40. Tied to a Stone, 04:07. I'll Give You Something to Drink About, 03:07. I Must Have Done Something Bad, 03:19.

I Lived to Tell It All Tracklist. 1. Honky Tonk Song Lyrics. 2. Back Down to Hung Up on You Lyrics. 3. Bad Lyrics. 4. Hundred Proof Memories Lyrics.

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Boozing.  Womanizing.  Brawling.  Singing.  For the last forty years George Jones has reigned as the country's king--the singer many have called the Frank Sinatra of country.  And for most of that time, his career has been marked by hard-living, hard-loving, and hard luck.  From his early east Texas recordings through his marriage with Tammy Wynette to his latest acclaim as a solid citizen and "high-tech red-neck," Americans have been fascinated with Jones, never even knowing whether he's going to show up for his next concert.Now, in I Lived To Tell It All, George Jones supplies a no-holds-barred account of his excesses and ecstasies.  How alcohol ruled his life and performances.  How  violence marred many friendships and relationships.  How money was something to be made but never held on to.  And, finally, how the love of a good woman can ultimately change a man, redeem him, and save his life.

Comments: (7)

Ber
At the beginning of this book George Jones said he would be as honest as his memory would allow. I believe he was. This book at times is almost too painful to read. I was born a Country Music fan. I was lucky enough to see George Jones perform twice alone and once with Tammy Wynette back in the 70's. Now I truly know how lucky I was. I think his wife Nancy was out of her ever loving mind. But I think everyone has a soulmate and when it's your time to meet them, God puts you together. I'm glad that Nancy was able to love George and give him the happiness she could in the time they had. If you want a hard honest look at the life of a recording, touring artist. Buy this book and take notes. If your a fan of this Country Music Legend, this might be a little hard to read. I love the music of George Jones and always will. God Bless Nancy and his children.
Quellik
I have always loved his music. I realized he was a drinker but having several in my family, that was no big deal- except for someone perhaps who lived with him. I always felt people used him and he very likely saw through them. This travelling and the responsibilities for so many people's livelihood could and probably did get to him. Great singer and it was apparent he loved what he did.
Kazracage
I seldom read books because few of them hold my attention strongly enough to interrupt my normal schedule. With "I Live To Tell It All" I truly hated to put it down to go to bed - so I went to bed late. I've long been a George Jones fan. I was aware from all the press he got during his career that he had a hard drinking, drug using, tormented personal life so I was anxious to hear about it from him, the man who lived it. Wow, I had no idea how hard it was. Music, which was what made him tick, turned in to a near prison to him. He did immeasurable damage to himself but the damage others did to him was even worse. His manager tracked him like a hardened criminal, even using a large force of maffia type manhunters - even using helicopters. They basically locked down a complete area of Alabama (I believe it was) looking for him. He was forced to camp in the woods to escape their search because it was so intense - they even had citizens looking for him rather than trying to hide or protect him. One of his manager kept him buried in cocaine in order to control him. Many people in his business life as well as his personal life took advantage of him and lied to him. What a sad way for anyone to live. Music was his life. It also became his captor. Somehow, even though his life spiraled in to total financial and personal devastation, he kept making wonderful music for all of us to enjoy. And somehow, owing to his personal inner strength, and to finally meeting a woman who loved him more than he loved himself, he survived and lived to tell it all to his fans.
Xal
This book is so many things to me. I have always loved George Jones. I always knew that he had alcohol and drug problems but I was married to an alcoholic and always felt that i had been through it all. This book surely let me know that I had it easy compared to George Jones and his co-dependents. There were times while reading this book that I broke down and cried. He (Jones) was such a sweet man and he really did not know what he was doing most of the time. In other words, I feel he was very innocent of what he was doing to himself and to others that he loved and that loved him. I could go on and on but no need to do that. It was a wonderful book and probably one of the most truthful biographies that I have ever read. I will be reading it again soon.........
Topmen
I ordered this book upon hearing of George's death. I've never seen him live and never bought any of his records. Still, I think he had the greatest voice in any genre of music, ever. I agree with George that after the 80's there weren't many noteworthy country artists. If you don't have the look, you'll never make it in the business. Country music isn't country anymore. Miranda Lambert is cute, but she's just a fad that won't be remembered ten years from now. There are no authentic voices out there. I can rarely distinguish one voice from another in todays music. The way they live their over the top lives don't relate to the common working person. George, Merle, Johnny, Hank and Waylon lived what they sang. People that went through the great depression had stories to tell. They were true heroes. George and the others I mentioned told their stories firsthand. They made a lot of money, but that wasn't their driving force. Hard work, broken hearts and the struggle to survive were the roots of the greatest music ever heard. Oh, how I wish those guys would live forever.

This book was written in plain country language. And I believe George Jones did the best he could and was totally honest in his telling. He should have died a multi-millionaire, but admits he knew nothing about business, nor any idea how to handle money. I think he died comfortable but not wealthy. He had to work right up to his death to make the money for his cars, houses and past debts. He lived an outrageous life that would have killed most. And that was as compelling as his music. I'm just glad he "lived to tell it all."

I hope anyone that loves true country music reads George's account of a poorboy with a magic voice that the world couldn't get enough of.
I Lived to Tell It All download epub
Arts & Literature
Author: George Jones
ISBN: 0679438696
Category: Biographies & Memoris
Subcategory: Arts & Literature
Language: English
Publisher: Villard; 1st edition (April 23, 1996)
Pages: 333 pages