Jack Greene At Grand Ole Opry Country Music Show - Nashville
Grand Ole Opry member since 1967 Jack Greene was born in 1930 in Maryville, Tennessee. Nicknamed the “Jolly Green Giant,” Greene moved to Atlanta in the early 50s to form his own band, The Peach Tree Boys. He was the lead vocalist, drummer and guitarist in that band. By the end of the decade, he moved to Nashville where he formed his second band, The Tennessee Mountain Boys. In 1961, they opened for Ernest Tubb, after which Tubb asked Greene to join his band. For the next few years, Greene played as drummer, guitarist and vocalist in The Texas Troubadors. In the mid-60s, Tubb encouraged Greene to pursue a solo career, which he did. In 1967, he was invited to join the Grand Ole Opry.