GEORGE JONES’ “HE STOPPED LOVING HER TODAY” TO BE FEATURED IN LIBRARY OF CONGRESS HISTORICAL ARCHIVES
“The Sounds of American Culture” radio special to air nationwide this weekend on Public Radio International’s Studio 360 program
George Jones’ “He Stopped Loving Her Today” was selected by the Library of Congress’ National Recording Preservation Board and will be featured on this weekend’s “The Sounds of American Culture” program on PRI’s Studio360. The award winning radio series continues to draw attention to the Library of Congress’ National Recording Registry. This weekend show’s featured guests include George Jones and Bobby Braddock, the song’s co-author and country columnist Hazel Smith who will discuss the history of the song, its recording and the impact it has had on music throughout the years.
When you think of George Jones, several things come to mind: classic country hit maker, multiple industry award winner, ex-husband of the late Tammy Wynette, and, of course, those nicknames: ‘The Possum’ and ‘No Show Jones.’
“When you’re called ‘The Possum’ … it stays with me. There’s no way I can ever live it down,” George tells The Boot with a laugh. “T. Tommy Cutrer was a disc jockey. Everybody loved him. He was one of the old-timers on the all-night shows along with Ralph Emery, and those two got started calling me ‘The Possum.’
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Hall of Famer George Jones has been making records for over five decades, raising the bar for country music. In 2008, Jones, a National Medal of Arts winner, was honored at the Kennedy Center for his lifetime contribution to American culture. Mr. Jones’ mantel holds two Grammys, along with dozens of honors and accolades. George Jones is an integral force in the history of American music, yet he brims with humility, passion, and candor. His most recent release, A Collection of My Best Recollection, can be found at Cracker Barrel Old Country Store locations and Cracker Barrel online.
George Jones, who turned 78 in September, is still going strong after five decades of making music. Earlier this year, the legend released his latest project, ‘A Collection of My Best Recollection,’ exclusively through Cracker Barrel Old Country Stores and he’s back at work on another album. Plus, he continues to perform several shows a year. How does he do it?
“I still got the fire for it,” George tells The Boot with a grin.
The only thing that does slow The Possum down in terms of singing is allergies, but George works closely with his doctor to make sure he stays on top of the situation.
Country music fans will see the Jones’ astonishing outdoor light display, have a chance to meet Santa Claus and donate toys to needy families
Franklin, TN – Country music icon George Jones and wife Nancy invite the public to their home on Friday, December 18 in Franklin, TN. The Jones family has once again put up an incredible light display and will also be hosting a visit by the seasonal saint himself, Santa Claus, this Friday from 6-8pm. Each year George and Nancy look for a way to give back to the local community, and have reached out to The Give Hope project of The People’s Church to help take donations of toys to distribute to needy families throughout middle Tennessee.
ADMISSION IS FREE (TOY DONATIONS ACCEPTED AND REQUESTED). THE EVENT IS OPEN TO THE PUBLIC