My favorite singer is George Jones. Where was he born, and how many children does he have?
—Aloha Voyles, Cumming, Ga.
Jones, considered by many to be country music's greatest all-time singer, was born in Beaumont, Texas, on Sept. 12, 1931. He has four children—two boys and two girls, one of whom came from his 1969-1975 marriage to singer Tammy Wynette. He also has two stepdaughters from his fourth and current wife, Nancy, whom he wed in 1983. Jones, who recently passed the 50-year milestone as a recording artist, continues to perform about 90 shows a year and promote his own line of sausage, barbecue sauce, marinade . . . and bottled water named after one of his biggest hits, "White Lightning."