Country singer Jack Greene, whose hits include "There Goes My Everything," has died from complications related to Alzheimer’s disease. He was 83.
According to a statement, Greene died in his sleep at his home in Nashville on Thursday.
A native of Maryville, Tennessee, Greene started out in the industry at 17 with jobs in radio. By 1964, he'd recorded and released his first solo single, "The Last Letter." His first Top 40 hit, "Ever Since My Baby Went Away," followed in 1966.
That year was kind to Greene, as it also boasted his No. 1 cut "There Goes My Everything," which stayed atop the country chart for seven weeks. The album bearing the same title cruised at No. 1 on the chart for an entire year, the statement says.
In 1967, the same year he became a member of the Grand Ole Opry, Greene was a big winner at the first Country Music Association Awards. He picked up honors for the Album, Song and Single of the Year with "There Goes My Everything," which also won him the title of Male Vocalist of the Year.
Greene's most recent album was a 2010 compilation of duets called "Precious Memories, Treasured Friends."
The crooner's fellow Opry member Blake Shelton recalled performing with Greene at the music institution.
"Very sad to hear about the passing of Jack Green," Shelton wrote on Twitter. "He and I performed his song 'Statue of a Fool' at the Opry years ago.. True hero."
Added singer Gene Watson, "So sorry to hear that country music legend Jack Greene has died. He was a great singer, and an even better friend."
Details regarding funeral arrangements are still to come.
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Tribute song for Jack Greene
Solid Gold Statue (Larry W. Jones – Kingwood Kowboy)
If ever there needs to be
An award for integrity
To a love that's as pure as gold
Then build a solid gold statue
Of the one who owns my love
Greatest love story ever told
Build a solid gold statue
And let it shine for a love that's true
Then engrave on its base
That nothing can replace my love for you
And on that golden face
A lovely smile should be placed
To show the world what pleasantness you bring
Never a single trace
Of a tear out of place
Of lasting happiness you make me sing
– instrumental –
best of luck to all of you whoever you are...
Jack Greene was an amazing singer. His last number # 1 hit was last year at the age of 82. A duet with Nathan Osmond (Nephew to Donny & Marie) with his remake of "There's A Whole Lot About A Woman". A great song by both Jack Greene & Nathan Osmond.
Jack, you've left this world behind but you'll live on forever through your music. I know your at peace now singing with the angels. My condolences to his family and friends, thank you so much for sharing him with us.
a great loss to legendary country music what a coincendence i heard him sing statue of a fool today on satellite radio a big prayer to his family r.i.p
RIP MY DARLING
BOLAJI IS NOT A HUMAN NAME...WHAT IS YOUR REAL NAME...
DO YOU HAVE A REAL NAME -- RAP SUX?
The name says it all. My real name comes from the Hindi phrase " real musicians play instruments and write their own lyrics instead of stealing other people's work while talking over it"
Rip, am going for his songs right away!
he's and old friend of mine also...
Although most know mr. greene thru his music, I knew him as just a passing smile and litehearted conversation when he was out in town just being himself. he was a very nice person and it saddens me to know he is gone. goodbye my coffee friend.
I would never wish that disease on anyone....rip my friend
It is very news for us that Country hitmaker Jack Greene dies.
love the movies too....however they said if you don't like the "statues"....don't watch...
they voted- IF YOU DON'T LIKE IT SHUT THE SWITCH OFF....
They didn't mention Statue of a Fool??? That was his biggest hit and THE song I think of when I hear the name Jack Green. RIP, sir, and thank you for the wonderful music.
go ring a few phones today...advertisments lady who looks like a dude created...
Nascar reruns? Liberals are so cute when they're trying to impress people with their wit & humor. Now run along & get your free government handout
Better hurry back to your double wide. Your sister's waiting for you.
she lub him
he needs a night with katy...
Tea Party Patriots typically like to get all their bagging and birthing done by Friday. This leaves the weekend free to watch nascar re-runs, have incestuous relations with chimps, their sisters or their cousins and then maybe even brush their tooth.
so anything it comes up with ....it could have faked it also.....
all under an s
Thanks for the music! enjoy some peace.
Does Wierd Al's "White & Nerdy" count as rap? If so I'm down like a clown Charlie Pride
rest in peace jack.
what do you people do for fun...
the dark side is about too begin in 10 more pounds..
yea i think i'll do that in the wee hours later.
well then i'll go release...forget country
Jack was a wonderful man and great friend. My heart goes out to his family.
"There Goes My Everything" was covered in the late 1960's by Englebert Humperdinck. As was his first hit (at least the British singer's first American hit) "Release Me"–itself a cover of a country song (originally recorded by Ray Price a decade or so earlier).
i always enjoyed that famous tune "get down on it"
"There Goes My Everything" was covered late-'60's-ish by Englebert Humperdinck. (Ironically, his first hit [at least here in America] back in 1967 was also a cover of a country song–Ray Price's 1950's classic "Release Me."
i'll have to hoist a few and listen to jack tonight. 1 of the singers that drew me into old country
rip kind sir.
your suffering is now over.
I see what this computer does and i see what cnn sent out.....see what i mean?....your just not good at it.
Alzheimer's sux. RIP Mr.Greene, your struggle is over.
Alzheimer's is awful. My aunt had it. It was really sad to see what it did to her.
here's too you mr. greene
Yes, it is a terrible disease. It is usually harder on the family than the actual person. This is one disease that I hope they find a cure for. Rip, Mr. Greene.
I'd love to see a cure for it as well Sadie. Cancer as well.
I'm sorry Triumph, that you & your family went thru hell & back. I hope all of you got thru it ok.
We all made it through ok. It was just tough to see what was happening to her and know we couldn't do much about it.
Live long and prosper our Funkadellic friend. Peace Out.
I saw him on Soul Train several times. His performances with "Sly and the Family Stone" was awesome. Plus he ruled the line dance. He was a Funkadellic legend.
RIP my friend. I got to back him during one of his Florida tours about 10 years ago. He also took time out from another Florida tour to donate his time and perform on a Steel Guitar Hall Of Fame fundraising show about 6 years ago..
God Bless Jack and his family. I still enjoy his songs.
Read a book. lol?
More white people listen to (c)rap than blacks do, lol!
Rap is crap, but country is cool.
Yet another impersonation of me. I'm flattered really.
@TriumphTheInsultComicDog (Is *that* really **YOU** posting in this forum?) and @the commenter named after the former's comment??
Rap and country are BOTH cool. You may bring the hate on! LOL
Actually, TTICD 2.0 is far better than the original.
Rap is not original. They stole it from square dancing.
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