Thought I knew all there was to know about Jack Greene, til I read that same story on-line this morning, copied to the MSN page. Seems Jack was a drummer for Ernest Tubb for a while. Never knew that.
For me, Jack Greene symbolized the flavor of pure, sweet country. Like Ray Price, Jack was a country crooner. Unlike Price, Green's songs always sounded country. Hate to see us lose performers like him. Love and prayers to the Jack Greene family.
You could not have known too much about Jack not to have known that he was once a Texas Troubadour. He came to Nashville as a drummer and was hired by ET. Ernest was one of the old style entertainers who often featured his back up musicians in his shows. Once Jack had a couple of records out and appeared to be headed to stardom Ernest cut him loose. Same for Cal Smith who was also a member of the Troubadours. Jack was paired for a while on record and on the road with Jeanie Seely.
To learn about the old timers you need to tune into www.myclassiccountry.com
on Saturdays and Sundays for the Chubby Howard show. Or to WSM online for Eddie Stubbs. What those two don't know about country music isn't worth knowing.