Kacey Jones, American singer-songwriter, producer and humorist, Died at 66


Gail Zeiler was born on April 27, 1950, and died on September 1, 2016.

She was known professionally as Kacey Jones.

She was an American singer-songwriter, producer, and humorist.

Jones was a co-writer on the Mickey Gilley hit “I’m the One Mama Warned You About” (credited as Gayle Zeiler), Kacey found success as a performer through the band Ethel & The Shameless Hussies, with whom she released her first album.

Then, later, in 1997, she released her first solo album, Men Are Some of My Favorite People, through Curb Records, before founding her own label, IGO Records, co-founding the Kinkajou Records label with Kinky Friedman and creating two publishing houses—Zamalama Music and Mamalama Music.

From her first solo album, Jones released eight CDs and produced music for both the theatrical comedy Nipples to the Wind and the movie (and TV series) Sordid Lives.

Since becoming a recording artist and performer, Jones signed with Curb Records in 1997.

Which led to her first solo album, Men Are Some of My Favorite People (1997).

Her other albums by Jones were to follow on her own label, IGO Records including Every Man I Love Is Either Married, Gay or Dead (2000), (produced after completing the project with Kinky Friedman), Never Wear Panties to a Party (2001), “The Sweet Potato Queens’ Big-Ass Box of Music” (2003), “Nipples to the Wind” (2007), and the more recent Donald Trump’s Hair (2009).

Also, Kacey Jones Sings Mickey Newbury, a tribute to Mickey Newbury (who influenced her early career), was released in 2006 and gave her an opportunity to explore a more serious side of her singing.

She had battled cancer before her death.

Kacey Jones passed away at 66 years old.