George Jones albums discography

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George Jones discography
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Jones performing at Harrah's Metropolis in Metropolis, Illinois in June 2002
Studio albums 87
Live albums 3
Compilation albums 43
Tribute albums 8

George Jones was an American country music singer-songwriter who released many successful albums from the 1960s through the 80's. Though his most notable work was his releases on singles, there is much to appreciate about Jones in his many album releases. Oftentimes, Jones was called the Greatest Living Country Singer, and has inspired many artists in not only country music's scope.

Jones' most successful albums include: 1966's I'm a People, 1972's A Picture of Me (Without You), 1980's I Am What I Am, 1987's Super Hits, and 1999's Cold Hard Truth. The following is a list chronicling the album release history of Jones:

Studio albums[edit]

1950s[edit]

Title Album details
Grand Ole Opry's New Star
  • Release date: October 1, 1956
  • Label: Starday
Hillbilly Hit Parade
  • Release date: November 1956
  • Label: Starday
Hillbilly Hit Parade, Vol. 1
  • Release date: early 1957
  • Label: Mercury-Starday
14 Top Country Song Favorites
Hillbilly Hit Parade, Vol. 2
  • Release date: late 1957
  • Label: Mercury-Starday
Country Church Time
  • Release date: January 20, 1959
  • Label: Mercury
White Lightning and Other Favorites
  • Release date: May 26, 1959
  • Label: Mercury

1960s[edit]

Title Album details Peak chart
positions
US Country US
The Crown Prince of Country Music
  • Release date: January 1960
  • Label: Starday
Salutes Hank Williams
  • Release date: May 1960
  • Label: Mercury
Sings Country and Western Hits
  • Release date: May 1961
  • Label: Mercury
Sings from the Heart
  • Release date: July 1962
  • Label: Mercury
The Fabulous Country Music Sound
  • Release date: August 1962
  • Label: Starday
The New Favorites
  • Release Date: September 1962
  • Label: United Artists
Sing the Hits of His Country Cousins
  • Release date: October 1962
  • Label: United Artists
Homecoming in Heaven
  • Release date: December 1962
  • Label: United Artists
My Favorites of Hank Williams
  • Release date: December 1962
  • Label: United Artists
Sings Bob Wills
The Novelty Side
  • Release date: April 1963
  • Label: Mercury
I Wish Tonight Would Never End
  • Release date: April 1963
  • Label: United Artists
The Ballad Side
  • Release date: September 1963
  • Label: Mercury
Blue & Lonesome
  • Release date: February 1964
  • Label: Mercury
11
Sings More New Favorites
  • Release date: February 1964
  • Label: United Artists
Country and Western No.1 Male Singer
  • Release date: June 1964
  • Label: United Artists
Sings Like The Dickens!
  • Release date: August 10, 1964
  • Label: United Artists
6
I Get Lonely in a Hurry
  • Release date: November 16, 1964
  • Label: United Artists
10
Heartaches & Tears
  • Release date: January 23, 1965
  • Label: Mercury
Singing the Blues
  • Release date: January 1965
  • Label: 1965
Trouble in Mind
  • Release date: March 1965
  • Label: United Artists
Mr. Country & Western Music
  • Release date: April 1965
  • Label: Musicor
13
The Race is On
  • Release date: April 1965
  • Label: United Artists
3
Long Live King George
  • Release date: March 11, 1965
  • Label: Starday
New Country Hits
  • Release date: July 1965
  • Label: Musicor
5
Old Brush Arbors
  • Release date: July 26, 1965
  • Label: Musicor
King of Broken Hearts
  • Release date: August 1965
  • Label: United Artists
Love Bug
  • Release date: February 1966
  • Label: Musicor
7
Country Heart
  • Release date: March 28, 1966
  • Label: Musicor
I'm a People
  • Release date: April 1966
  • Label: Musicor
1
We Found Heaven Right Here
on Earth at "4033"
  • Release date: October 24, 1966
  • Label: Musicor
3
Walk Through This World with Me
  • Release date: February 1967
  • Label: Musicor
2
Cup of Loneliness
  • Release date: April 1967
  • Label: Musicor
Sings the Songs of Dallas Frazier
  • Release date: January 8, 1968
  • Label: Musicor
14
If My Heart Had Windows
  • Release date: April 1968
  • Label: Musicor
12
The George Jones Story
  • Release date: August 1968
  • Label: Musicor
18
My Country
  • Release date: November 1968
  • Label: Musicor
36
I'll Share My World with You
  • Release date: June 1969
  • Label: Musicor
5 185
Where Grass Won't Grow
  • Release date: November 1969
  • Label: Musicor
15
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

1970s[edit]

Title Album details Peak positions
US Country
Will You Visit Me on Sunday?
  • Release date: May 1970
  • Label: Musicor
44
With Love
  • Release date: February 1971
  • Label: Musicor
9
Sings the Great
Songs of Leon Payne
  • Release date: August 1971
  • Label: Musicor
26
George Jones
  • Release date: April 1972
  • Label: Epic
10
A Picture of Me (Without You)
  • Release date: November 6, 1972
  • Label: Epic
3
Nothing Ever Hurt Me
(Half as Bad as Losing You)
  • Release date: June 4, 1973
  • Label: Epic
12
In a Gospel Way
  • Release date: August 6, 1973
  • Label: Epic
42
The Grand Tour
  • Release date: August 7, 1974
  • Label: Epic
11
Memories of Us
  • Release date: September 7, 1975
  • Label: Epic
43
The Battle
  • Release date: February 9, 1976
  • Label: Epic
36
Alone Again
  • Release date: September 7, 1976
  • Label: Epic
9
I Wanta Sing
  • Release date: January 10, 1977
  • Label: Epic
38
Bartender's Blues
  • Release date: January 9, 1978
  • Label: Epic
34

1980s[edit]

Title Album details Peak chart positions Certifications
(sales thresholds)
US Country US CAN Country
I Am What I Am
  • Release date: September 8, 1980
  • Label: Epic
7 132
Still the Same Ole Me
  • Release date: November 7, 1981
  • Label: Epic
3 115
  • US: Gold
Shine On
  • Release date: March 14, 1983
  • Label: Epic
7
Jones Country
  • Release date: October 1983
  • Label: Epic
27
You've Still Got a Place in My Heart
  • Release date: May 14, 1984
  • Label: Epic
17 11
Who's Gonna Fill Their Shoes
  • Release date: December 11, 1984
  • Label: Epic
6
Wine Colored Roses
  • Release date: January 7, 1986
  • Label: Epic
5
  • US: Gold
Too Wild Too Long
  • Release date: January 20, 1987
  • Label: Epic
14
One Woman Man
  • Release date: January 17, 1989
  • Label: Epic
13 21
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

1990s[edit]

Title Album details Peak chart positions Certifications
(sales thresholds)
US Country US CAN Country
You Oughta Be Here with Me
  • Release date: August 20, 1990
  • Label: Epic
35
And Along Came Jones
  • Release date: October 15, 1991
  • Label: MCA
22 148 26
Walls Can Fall
  • Release date: October 27, 1992
  • Label: MCA
24 77 32
  • US: Gold
High-Tech Redneck
  • Release date: November 23, 1993
  • Label: MCA
30 124
  • US: Gold
I Lived to Tell It All
  • Release date: August 13, 1996
  • Label: MCA
26 171
It Don't Get Any Better Than This
  • Release date: April 7, 1998
  • Label: MCA
37 15
Cold Hard Truth
  • Release date: June 22, 1999
  • Label: Asylum
5 53 8
  • US: Gold
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

2000s[edit]

Title Album details Peak chart
positions
US Country US
The Rock: Stone Cold Country 2001
  • Release date: September 11, 2001
  • Label: Bandit
5 65
The Gospel Collection
  • Release date: April 4, 2003
  • Label: Bandit
19 131
Hits I Missed...And One I Didn't
  • Release date: September 13, 2005
  • Label: Bandit
13 79

Collaborative albums[edit]

Title Album details Peak chart positions
US Country US CAN Country
What's in Our Hearts
(with Melba Montgomery)
  • Release date: 1963
  • Label: United Artists
3
A King & Two Queens
(with Melba Montgomery and Judy Lynn)
  • Release date: 1964
  • Label: United Artists
Bluegrass Hootenanny
(with Melba Montgomery)
  • Release date: 1964
  • Label: United Artists
12
Famous Country Duets
(with Gene Pitney and Melba Montgomery)
  • Release date: 1965
  • Label: Musicor
George Jones and Gene Pitney:
For the First Time! Two Great Singers

(with Gene Pitney)
  • Release date: 1965
  • Label: Musicor
3 141
George Jones and Gene Pitney
(Recorded in Nashville!)

(with Gene Pitney)
  • Release date: 1965
  • Label: Musicor
It's Country Time Again!
(with Gene Pitney)
  • Release date: 1966
  • Label: Musicor
17
Close Together (As You and Me)
(with Melba Montgomery)
  • Release date: 1966
  • Label: Epic
28
My Very Special Guests
  • Release date: 1979
  • Label: Epic
38 206 3
Double Trouble
(with Johnny Paycheck)
  • Release date: 1980
  • Label: Epic
45
A Taste of Yesterday's Wine
(with Merle Haggard)
  • Release date: 1982
  • Label: Epic
4 123
Ladies' Choice
(with Various Artists)
  • Release date: 1984
  • Label: Epic
25
Walking the Line
(with Merle Haggard and Willie Nelson)
  • Release date: 1987
  • Label: Epic
39
Friends in High Places
  • Release date: March 12, 1991
  • Label: Epic
72
Bradley Barn Sessions
  • Release date: October 11, 1994
  • Label: MCA
23 142 11
God's Country: George Jones and Friends
  • Release date: October 17, 2006
  • Label: Category 5
58
Kicking Out the Footlights...Again
(with Merle Haggard)
  • Release date: October 24, 2006
  • Label: Bandit
25 119
Burn Your Playhouse Down -
The Unreleased Duets
  • Release date: August 19, 2008
  • Label: Bandit
15 79
George Jones & The Smoky Mountain Boys
  • Release date: February 17, 2017
  • Label: Universal Music LLC
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

Live Albums[edit]

Title Album details Peak chart
positions
US Country US
First Time Live
  • Release date: 1984
  • Label: Epic
45
Live at Dancetown U.S.A.
  • Release date: 1987
  • Label: Ace
Live with the Possum
  • Release date: 1999
  • Label: Elektra

Compilations[edit]

Title Album details Peak chart
positions
Certifications
(sales thresholds)
US Country US
Greatest Hits
  • Release date: 1961
  • Label: Mercury
George Jones Sings His Greatest Hits
  • Release date: May 1962
  • Label: Mercury
The Best of George Jones
  • Release date: September 1963
  • Label: United Artists
3
The Great George Jones
  • Release date: 1964
  • Label: Wing
Greatest Hits, Vol. 2
  • Release date: 1965
  • Label: Mercury
Why Baby Why
  • Release date: 1965
  • Label: Mountain Dew
Golden Hits
  • Release date: 1966
  • Label: United Artists
8
Greatest Hits Volume 2
  • Release date: 1967
  • Label: United Artists
10
George Jones' Greatest Hits
  • Release date: 1967
  • Label: Musicor
16
Hits by George
  • Release date: 1967
  • Label: Musicor
9
Country Hit Maker
  • Release date: 1969
  • Label: Ambassador
The Best of George Jones
  • Release date: 1970
  • Label: Musicor
10
First In The Hearts Of Country Music Lovers
  • Release date: 1972
  • Label: RCA Victor
The Best of George Jones Vol. I
  • Release date: 1972
  • Label: RCA Victor
Poor Man's Riches
  • Release date: May 20, 1972
  • Label: RCA Victor
I Made Leaving Easy For You
  • Release date: May 20, 1972
  • Label: RCA Victor
Country Singer
  • Release date: May 20, 1972
  • Label: RCA Victor
And Friends
  • Release date: 1972
  • Label: RCA Victor
Take Me
  • Release date: October 20, 1972
  • Label: RCA Victor
Wrapped Around Her Finger
  • Release date: November 1972
  • Label: RCA Victor
I Can Still See Him In Your Eyes
  • Release date: 1973
  • Label: RCA Victor
The Best of George Jones Vol. II
  • Release date: 1973
  • Label: RCA Victor
26
You Gotta Be My Baby
  • Release date: January 3, 1974
  • Label: RCA Victor
I Can Love You Enough
  • Release date: 1974
  • Label: RCA Victor
George Jones Sings His Songs
  • Release date: 1974
  • Label: RCA Victor
31
The Best of the Best
  • Release date: 1975
  • Label: RCA Victor
40
The Best of George Jones
  • Release date: 1975
  • Label: Epic
All-Time Greatest Hits, Vol. 1
  • Release date: 1977
  • Label: Epic
31
Double Gold: The Best Of
  • Release date: 1977
  • Label: Musicor
White Lightning
  • Release date: 1979
  • Label: Ace
Encore - George Jones
  • Release date: 1981
  • Label: Epic
43
Anniversary - 10 Years of Hits
  • Release date: 1982
  • Label: Epic
16
  • US: Gold
By Request
  • Release date: 1984
  • Label: Epic
33
First Time Live
  • Release date: 1984
  • Label: Epic
45
Super Hits
  • Release date: 1987
  • Label: Epic
26 56
  • US: 2× Platinum
At His Best
  • Release date: January 26, 1990
  • Label: Gusto
Super Hits, Volume 2
  • Release date: March 9, 1993
  • Label: Epic
Nothin' Like George Jones
  • Release date: 1993
  • Label: Epic
16 Biggest Hits
  • Release date: July 14, 1998
  • Label: Epic
50 42
  • US: Platinum
Live With the Possum
  • Release date: November 9, 1999
  • Label: Asylum
72
50 Years of Hits
  • Release date: November 9, 2004
  • Label: Bandit
20 118
  • US: Gold
God's Country George Jones 92
She Thinks I Still Care: The Complete United Artists Recordings, 1962-1964
Walk Through This World With Me: The Complete Musicor Recordings, 1965-1971: Pt. 1
  • Release date: May 8, 2009
  • Label: Bear Family
A Good Year for the Roses: The Complete Musicor Recordings: Pt. 2
  • Release date: June 2, 2009
  • Label: Bear Family
A Collection of My Best Recollection 22 88
The Great Lost Hits (2-CD) 52
Hits
  • Release date: February 15, 2011
  • Label: Bandit
39
The Great Lost Hits (1-CD)
  • Release date: April 24, 2012
  • Label: Time–Life
35
10 Great Songs
  • Release date: July 3, 2012
  • Label: Capitol
56
Heartaches and Hangovers
  • Release date: October 9, 2012
  • Label: Time–Life
57
Country: George Jones 35
Amazing Grace
  • Release date: September 10, 2013
  • Label: Bandit
34
The Crown Prince of Country Favorites + White Lightning and Other Favorites
  • Release date: May 5, 2015
  • Label: Hoodoo Records
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

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