Happy Birthday George Jones, today would have been his birthday, but as we all know in 2013, he stopped loving her today.

In celebration of George Jones, here are five things you might not have know:

1. His middle name is Glen. Born, George Glen Jones in 1931.

2. George Jones got his first guitar at age 9.

3. The Possum. His nickname came from the shape of his nose and facial features.

4.During his delivery, the doctor dropped him, and he suffered at broken arm.

5. George Jones was a United States Marine.

And for an added bonus his favorite artist growing up was Hank Williams, that was who he wanted to be like. He also worked in radio.

Michael Buckner, Getty Images