LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - NOVEMBER 21: Georgette Jones attends Showtime's "George & Tammy" premiere event at Goya Studios on November 21, 2022 in Los Angeles, California.
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George Jones And Tammy Wynette's Daughter is Keeping Her Parents' Country Legacies Alive


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Georgette Jones Lennon, the daughter of George Jones and Tammy Wynette, followed her parents' lead and became a country singer. Born Tamala Georgette Jones on Oct. 5, 1970 in Lakeland, Fla., the second-generation star recorded her first song, the father-daughter duet "Daddy Come Home," at age 10 and performed it on an HBO special. The final album before Jones' death, 2008's Burn Your Playhouse Down: The Unreleased Duets features another George and Georgette collaboration, "You and Me and Time." She's also honored her singer-songwriter mother in song, debuting "I Hope You Knew" on Mother's Day in 1999-- a year after Wynette's death. Lennon's 2013 album Til I Can Make It On My Own is a tribute to the "Stand By Your Man" singer, whom she'd toured with as a backup singer.

As a solo artist, Lennon has also recorded the albums A Slightly Used Woman (2010), Strong Enough to Cry (2011) and Skin (2019). In addition, she's collaborated with various artists, most notably the Mark McGuinn duet "Better a Painful Ending," which appears on his 2015 album One Man's Crazy. As a live performer, she's toured extensively and appeared on the Grand Ole Opry.

Jessica Chastain, Georgette Jones, Michael Shannon at the premiere of Showtime's "George & Tammy" held at Goya Studios on November 21, 2022 in Los Angeles, California.

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IMDB gives Lennon writing credit for two episodes of George & Tammy, the Showtime original series about her parents that stars Michael Shannon and Jessica Chastain. The show is derived from Lennon's book The Three of Us: Growing Up with Tammy and George, giving her some creative control over how stories about her parents' often-tragic lives in Nashville get retold.

It wasn't Lennon's first involvement in a TV show about her mother. She played Wynette in five episodes 2008 of Sordid Lives: The Series, which starred the late Olivia Newton-John and Leslie Jordan.

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NEW YORK - JULY 15: Actress Georgette Jones attends the New York premiere of "Sordid Lives: The Series" at the New World Stages on July 15, 2008 in New York City.

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In Sept. 2022, Lennon penned an emotional letter to her dad for what would've been his 91st birthday that was published by People. It captures the ups and downs of being raised by a famous parent who'd battled with addiction.

"When I was very young and you were struggling, you wanted to protect me from that," Lennon wrote. "I didn't understand then, but years later my memaw told me you used to come by our house often while I was at school, and you'd stay in my room for hours while holding my picture on my bed and cry. I never told you I knew that because I knew you wouldn't want anyone to see you were vulnerable to emotions.

"When Mom died, you were there for me when I needed you most," she continued. "My anger and pain melted into your loving arms and we mended our hearts like they were sewn together. That meant everything to me. All I ever wanted was my dad and I finally had you in my life."

Though they, too, qualify as country music royalty, not much is known about Jones' other three children. Here's what little is known about Lennon's half siblings.

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Bryan Jones

Bryan was one of two children to come from Jones' marriage to Shirley Ann Corley. While not much is known about Bryan, According to a 2013 interview with Beaumont Enterprise, he works in Huntsville, Texas selling auto parts.

"I think he would be proud that people remembered him for the down-to-earth person that he was," Bryan told Beaumont Enterprise. "George Jones was sent here to do country music and he knew it," Bryan said.

Jeffrey Jones

Jeffrey is the second son of Jones and Shirley Ann Corley. According to Beaumont Enterprise, Jeffrey lives in Vidor, Texas, where he owns a flooring company.

Susan Jones

Susan is the oldest Jones child and the only to come from his relationship with his first wife, Dorothy Bonvillion. Not much is known about Susan, but she married a man named Harmon Smith, and they have a daughter, Jennifer, and two grandchildren.

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