by Charlton Wiggins
March 22, 2006
George Jones is one of the most recognizable names in the world of entertainment: his voice defines country music and his life is the essence of a country song. Throughout a long and illustrious career, he has been—and remains today—the heart and soul of country music. In his fifty plus years of performing, the man nicknamed “The Possum” has lived out his life in song, never holding back, never staying down when beaten, and never trying to sing something that isn’t him. Like a fine sword that has been forged in fire, tempered, sharpened, scarred from battle and finally revered by admirers, George Jones has reached the pinnacles of both life and career. more!