Jack Greene

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Jack Greene
Jack Greene
Jack Greene
Background information
Also known as"The Gentle Giant"
Born(1930-01-07)January 7, 1930
Maryville, Tennessee, U.S.
DiedMarch 14, 2013(2013-03-14) (aged 83)
Memphis, Tennessee, U.S.
Years active1965-2011

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 married to Barbara Stitem the mother of his 5 children, Wayne Greene, Lynn Greene (deceased), Tony Greene, Jan Greene & Marty Greene. Greene died on March 14, 2013 in his home in Nashville, Tennessee from Alzheimer's disease, aged 83.[2]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Jack Green Opry bio". Grand Ole Opry official website. 2013. Archived from the original on 13 April 2019. Retrieved 15 March 2013.
  2. "Country music's Jack Greene dies in Nashville". Associated Press. 15 March 2013. Retrieved 15 March 2013 – via Yahoo News.

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