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Grand Ole Opry Star Jack Greene Is Dead

Jack Greene At The 2011 CMA Awards Nominations Announcement

Grand Ole Opry Star Jack Greene has died at the age of 83 from complications of Alzheimer’s disease.

Greene’s biggest hits included ‘There Goes My Everything’ and ‘Statue Of A Fool.’ The former Ernest Tubb drummer was also the very first recipient of the CMA’s Male Vocalist of the Year award, given out at the first CMA show in 1967.

Since he joined the Opry in 1967, Greene played on the show on a regular basis until his health prevented him from appearing over the last year. In addition to the hits mentioned above, he also topped the charts with ‘All The Time’ ‘You Are My Treasure’ ‘Until My Dreams Come True’ and the Jeannie Seely duet ‘Wish I Didn’t Have To Miss You.’

Greene was a class act and even appeared in a recent music video for Nathan Osmond and a 2010 duets project titled ‘Precious Memories and Treasured Friends’ that featured George Jones, Lorrie Morgan, Charley Pride, Vince Gill, Merle Haggard, Riders in the Sky, Larry Gatlin, Little Jimmy Dickens, Helen Cornelius and his former duet partner of 12 years, Jeannie Seely. Greene is pictured above at the 2011CMA Nominations Announcement with the JaneDear Girls, Jerrod Niemann and Thompson Square.

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