Singer Kacey Jones dies at 66
American singer-songwriter, producer and humorist Kacey Jones, has lost her long battle against cancer. The artist died Thursday afternoon (Sept 1st) while in hospice care in Nashville.
She tried to defeat the cancer through holistic methods but did not manage to do it and is survived by her brother, Tom Zeiler, a niece and two nephews.
Jones, born Gail Zeiler, was 66 and her music career began at an independent label in the San Francisco Bay area. She relocated to Nashville in 1986 after a song she co-wrote, “I’m the One Mama Warned You About,” became a Top 10 country hit for Mickey Gilley a year earlier.
Noteworthy the birth of the comical country trio Ethel and the Shameless Hussies that she formed with friends Valerie Hunt and Becki Fogle. In 1999, Jones produced Pearls in the Snow: The Songs of Kinky Friedman, which went to Number One on the Americana chart.
On Facebook, a lot of fans offered their deepest condolences and did not hide their sorrow. “Sad day today that we have lost another songwriter and friend” wrote Shelley “Kacey Jones was one of the sweetest and funniest gals I have ever met. RIP beautiful lady.”
Another message says “I’m so very sorry Kacey… you will never ever be forgotten.”