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Nancy Jones To Release Her Memories Of George Jones in 'Playin' Possum'

Nancy Jones, who stood by George Jones for more than 30 years and helped save his life from cocaine addiction, alcoholism, and other abusive and self-destructive behaviors is now sharing her memories due out September 12th, the same day as George Jones birthday.

Legends, half-truths, and downright lies abound about the iconic singer, but what secrets do people not know about him? What was it like to live with him through the darkest shadows and in the brightest of lights? Married for more than thirty years to the greatest country music singer who ever lived, the man Frank Sinatra had whimsically referred to as "the second-greatest singer in America," Nancy knew George Jones better than anyone else on earth—the good George and the bad George, the horrendous, and the hilarious.

George and Nancy married on March 4, 1983, and with her help and encouragement, he quit his wild and wicked ways—for a while. Nancy soon learned, however, that the demons held a strong grip on the man she loved, and they were not about to release him without a fight. But Nancy Jones is a tenacious fighter, and most people who knew “the Possum,” credit Nancy with saving his life and rebuilding his career.

For the first time, in 'Playin' Possum', she reveals the true "insider" perspectives and little-known poignant and as well as humorous stories about the country music icon. Nancy knew there was a good man inside George, and she felt strongly that God had given her the assignment to help him, even if he hurt her.

I credit and admire this Lady for never giving up on this legend.. She stood by George and helped bring him to the Light and together, they brought joy and light to millions of people. Her love for "the Possum" underlies every page and her account of the power to transform his life is a message we all need.

This is a must have for any true country fan & especially a George Jones fan. 'Playin' Possum: My Memories of George Jones' is available now for pre-order at


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