Born in Saratoga, Texas, on September 12, 1931, George grew up in Colmesneil, Texas. He first heard country music when his parents bought a radio and he listed to it while lying on their bed, at the age of seven. He was given his first guitar at the age of nine. He left home at 16 and went to Jasper, Texas to sing and play on the KTXJ radio station with fellow musician Dalton Henderson.
Jones enlisted into the Marine Corps in 1951 and served for three years, he was stationed in San Jose, California for his entire enlistment, during the Korean War.
He made his first record when he got out, called “No Money in This Deal.”
Jones died on April 26, 2013, at the age of 81, from hypoxic respiratory failure. During his career, Jones had more than 150 hits, both as a solo artist and in duets with other artists.