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Grand Ole Opry star Jack Greene dies at 83

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Country legend and Grand Ole Opry star Jack Greene died Thursday night in his Nashville home from complications of Alzheimer's disease. He was 83.

The unassuming singer started his music career in the 1950s with his first band, the Peach Tree Cowboys. He later joined Ernest Tubb's band, the Texas Troubadours, as the drummer. He soon became the opening act for Tubbs and released his first solo single, "The Last Letter," in 1964.

Mr Green's two biggest hits would come in 1966, with the release of "Ever Since My Baby Went Away," and his No. 1 hit, ">There Goes My Everything (which was covered by various artists including Elvis Presley.)

In the 1970s, Mr. Greene partnered with singer Jeannie Seely; they became a successful duo act with hits that included "Wish I Didn't Have to Miss You" and "Much Oblige.

Mr. Greene released his final album, a collection of duets title "Precious Memories, Treasured Friends," in 2010.

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