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Flashback: See George Jones' Touching Duet With His Young Daughter

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Country singer George Jones' daughter Georgette Jones shares a tender moment with her dad in this vintage performance from 1981.

In the video above, you'll see Jones as he introduces his 10-year-old daughter to accompany him onstage. Sporting a bright pink outfit and matching cowboy hat, his young daughter confidently takes her place next to her famous father before taking on the song's chorus.

Jones proudly swings his daughter's arm back and forth as he holds her hand and watches proudly as she performs in front of the crowd. Georgette's mother, fellow country star and "Stand By Your Man" singer Tammy Wynette, is shown as she looks on from the audience.

As the crowd responds with a wave of cheers and clapping for Georgette, it's obvious that both the content of the song and performance are difficult for Wynette to handle. A few years prior, the couple had divorced due to George's erratic behavior caused by his issues with alcoholism. During the time of this performance, the two were no longer on speaking terms.

Although Jones and Wynette's feud would go on for years, the pair finally reconciled in the 1990s. The duet partners released their last collaborative album, 1995's One, just three years before Wynette's sudden passing from a blood clot.

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As for Tamala Georgette Jones, she's the only child from Jones and Wynette's marriage. In 2011, Georgette published a book about growing up around country music royalty and raising her own twin sons, The Three of Us: Growing Up With Tammy and GeorgeShe had a falling out with her father, but they were brought back together by Jones's wife Nancy and had a good relationship when he passed away in 2013.

An on-stage performer since a very young age and a former backup singer for her mother, Georgette's still a recording artist in Nashville, celebrating her family member's country hits and her own work as a songwriter.

Georgette was Jones' fourth and final child. He had a daughter, Susan, with his first wife Dorothy and two sons, Jeffrey and Brian, with second wife Shirley.

This story originally ran on Aug. 30, 2018.

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Flashback: See George Jones' Touching Duet With His Young Daughter