Country star Jack Greene dies
March 15, 2013, 11:16 AM EST
Country star Jack Greene has passed away at the age of 83. He died on Thursday (14Mar13) after a long battle with Alzheimer's disease. Born in Tennessee, Greene got his start performing as a drummer with Ernest Tubb's Texas Troubadours. He later signed with Decca Records, and his popular single, There Goes My Everything, earned him top prizes at the inaugural County Music Association Awards in 1967, including Best Male Vocalist and Album of the Year. His other hits included You Are My Treasure, Until My Dreams Come True and Statue of a Fool, and he also teamed up with singer Jeannie Seely for a number of duets, among them Wish I Didn't Have To Miss You, Much Oblige and What In The World Has Gone Wrong With Our Love. Greene, also known as the Jolly Green Giant, retired after making his final performance at the Grand Ole Opry in December, 2011. Paying tribute to his pal on Twitter.com, singer Blake Shelton writes in a post, "Very sad to hear about the passing of Jack Green. He and I performed his song Statue of a Fool at the Opry years ago... True hero."