In late 1953, in Beaumont, Texas, George Jones met Harold "Pappy" Daily, a Houston record distributor and part owner of the small Starday record label. Jones had left home at sixteen, six years earlier, and was already divorced. He'd spent time in jail for nonsupport, had just been discharged from the U.S. Marines and was struggling as a performer in small honky-tonk clubs. Daily, who signed Jones to Starday and produced his records until the early '70s, helped turn the small-time singer into a star. But the first lesson Daily taught him took a long... More >>>