“My God, he walked on stage, and the crowd goes wild,” she said. “And that voice. I thought, ‘How is that coming out of that man’s mouth? Dang, he’s good.'”
By 1983, Sepulvado became Nancy Jones, but the Louisiana native didn’t realize what she was getting herself into with the country music singer. Though Jones was talented, he had earned himself the nickname of “No Show Jones” for a reason. Due to his issues with alcohol and drugs, you never knew when he’d show up for shows, recording sessions, or any other prior engagements. There were easily horror stories of what happened behind the scenes that will never see the light of day.
“To me, it was a roller coaster,” Nancy relayed to The Tennessean. “George was the sweetest man you could meet. But when George would drink, there was a devil that jumped inside of him.”
It took a near-death experience from a car accident in 1999 to get The Possum to turn it all around, with the loving support and help from his wife. She took the reigns and got her husband to play all of his canceled shows. He quit his substances cold turkey, and she helped him through Alcoholics Anonymous. She felt like she was put on this earth to save him.