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When George Jones died in April of 2013 at age 81, the words of tribute came from artists in all fields of music. And more than a year after his passing, George is still the subject of fond remembrances and praise.
A new book by husband-and-wife songwriters Charlene and Earl Montgomery, The Legend of George Jones, offers a complete look at George, recalling his often-violent temper as well as his soft charitable side. Charlene and Earl, also known as “Peanutt,” wrote several of George’s best-known hits. Charlene spoke to Country Weekly about the book, which the couple started writig about five years ago.
“I knew the good side of George and I just wanted to share with the world that George was a good-hearted, compassionate man,” Charlene says. “He was a common man who wanted to live a regular life.”