Jack Greene

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Jack Greene

Jack Greene
Background information
Also known as "The Gentle Giant"
Born January 7, 1930(1930-01-07)
Maryville, Tennessee, U.S.
Died March 14, 2013(2013-03-14) (aged 83)
Memphis, Tennessee, U.S.
Genres Country
Occupations Singer-songwriter
Instruments Guitar
Years active 1965-2011
Website www.jackgreeneopry.com

Jack Greene (January 7, 1930 - March 14, 2013) was an American country musician. His nickname was the "Jolly Green Giant" because of his height and deep voice. Greene was a long-time member of the Grand Ole Opry. He was nominated for three Grammy Awards.

Greene was born on January 7, 1930, in Maryville, Tennessee, he learned to play guitar at age ten.[1]He was never married and had no children. Greene died on March 14, 2013 in his home in Nashville, Tennessee from Alzheimer's disease, aged 83.[2]

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  1. "Jack Green Opry bio". Grand Ole Opry official website. 2013. http://www.opry.com/artists/g/Greene_Jack.html. Retrieved 15 March 2013.
  2. "Country music's Jack Greene dies in Nashville". Associated Press via Yahoo News website. 15 March 2013. http://news.yahoo.com/country-musics-jack-greene-dies-nashville-164506536.html. Retrieved 15 March 2013.

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