Posted in music on April 26, 2013

by Bill Pearis

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Country music legend George Jones died today in Nashville after being hospitalized due to fever and irregular blood pressure. He was 81. Jones' long recording career began in the mid-50s and included more than a dozen #1 hits such as "White Lightning," "She Thinks I Still Care," and "He Stopped Loving Her Today." Many of his biggest hits ("Golden Ring," "We're Gonna Hold On") were with Tammy Wynette with whom he was married for six years. George lived the life he sang about and his '70s hard-partying days earned him the nickname "No Show" Jones from the amount of gigs he never quite made it to. But his legacy lives on through his undeniable body of work. Rest in peace, George.

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George Jones - "White Lightning"

George Jones - "The Race is On"

George Jones - "The Grand Tour"

George Jones and Tammy Wynette- "Golden Ring"

George Jones - "He Stopped Loving Her Today"

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Tags: George Jones, RIP

Comments (10)

legend.

Posted by Anonymous | April 26, 2013 11:15 AM

greatest country singer of all time. well, top five.

Posted by Anonymous | April 26, 2013 11:36 AM

Ye will be missed. "Milwaukee, Here I Come" will always be a personal favorite.

http://youtu.be/jICmhP-HhVc

Posted by Anonymous | April 26, 2013 12:44 PM

George Jones dies and there are 3 comments. And yet... Lana Del Rey or LCD would get over a hundred. A perfect illustration of why the typical BV visitor is a clueless, fatuous, trendy, superficial, 20 something shit bird.

Posted by Anonymous | April 26, 2013 10:49 PM

Uhhhhgh her voice! is Amazing

Posted by Sullivan | April 27, 2013 12:14 PM

Austin, Tx remembers. Love ya, George.

Posted by BillyPilgrim | April 27, 2013 9:30 PM

George Jones- so much much better than Johnny Cash. He could actually sing. I like George Strait too.

Posted by Meade | April 28, 2013 8:00 PM

Uhhhhgh her voice! is Amazing

Posted by free e3lanat | April 30, 2013 3:34 AM

Amazing for a daughter to see this and ill bet you've got it perfectly right.

Posted by Paulette | May 14, 2013 5:42 AM

One of the greatest songs in 'country' history -- and no one could've done it justice like George. I'm sorry, but people who would dislike this just don't get it. Their loss.

Posted by Nunpaca | September 28, 2014 3:11 AM

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