Greene was a long time member of the Grand Ole Opry. A three-time Grammy Award nominee, Greene is best known for his 1966 hit, “There Goes My Everything”. The song dominated the Country Music charts for nearly two months in 1967 and earned Greene “Male Vocalist of the Year”, “Single of the Year”, “Album of the Year” and “Song of the Year” honors from the Country Music Association. Greene had a total of five No. 1 Country hits and three others that reached the top ten. Billboard magazine named Greene one of the Top 100 “Most Played Artists.”
Greene learned to play guitar when he was ten years old. His first involvement with the music industry came when he was still a teenager, working as a disc jockey at radio station WGAP in Maryville, TN. By the age of 18, Greene was a regular on the Tennessee Barn Dance show on WNOX (Knoxville, Tennessee). In the early 1950s he moved to Atlanta, Georgia, where he formed his own band, The Peach Tree Boys. Greene was lead vocalist, drummer, and guitarist for the group for eight years. In 1959, he moved back to Tennessee and settled in Nashville and formed another band, The Tennessee Mountain Boys. A major career break came Greene’s way in 1961 when his band served as the opening act for Ernest Tubb. Impressed, Tubb asked Greene to become a part of his backing band, the Texas Troubadors in 1962.
In 1970, Greene gained a duet and a touring partner in Jeannie Seely. Together they had three Country hits including “Wish I Didn’t Have To Miss You”, which reached No. 2 on the charts and became Greene’s last top-ten hit. Jack and Jeannie’s stage show became one of the biggest touring acts during the 1970s. Jack continued to have both solo hits and duets with Seely. Among the biggest of these hits during the 1970s included “Lord, Is That Me” (1970), “There’s A Lot About A Woman A Man Don’t Know” (1971), and two more duets with Jeannie with “Much Obliged” (1972) and “What In The World Has Gone Wrong With Our Love” (1972).
Greene continued to record sporadically in the 2000s including the duet “You Have Won My Heart” and “Stetson Cowboy” with Santana Maria. However, it failed to chart. Greene recorded his final studio album Precious Memories, Treasured Friends in 2010. An album of duets, it featured fellow Country stars like Lorrie Morgan and George Jones. In failing health, Greene retired from performing in 2011.