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Sad news for the country music world, longtime Grand Ole Opry star Jack Greene died in Nashville on Thursday, March 14. According to NPR, Jack shot to fame with the hit song “There Goes My Everything” and was nominated for many country music awards through his career.

Jack got his big break in 1961 when his band, The Tennessee Mountain Boys, opened for Country Music Hall-of-Famer Ernest Tubb. Impressed by his talent, Ernest asked Jack to join his band as the drummer. The country singer was nominated for Grammy Awards in three consecutive years and saw five of his singles top the US country charts.

Jack was born in Maryville, TN, in 1930 and played in a number of bands throughout the South before becoming a regular at the Grand Ole Opry. A spokeswoman for the legendary Nashville staple said that the deep-voiced crooner died in his sleep from complications of Alzheimer’s disease.

Source: NPR, Wikipedia