Country music star George Jones performs with the Nashville A Team at the first annual Musicians Hall of Fame Awards Show at the Schermerhorn Symphony Center Monday, Nov. 26, 2007, in Nashville, Tenn. The Nashville A Team was inducted into the Musicians Hall of Fame during the show. (AP Photo/Jeff Adkins)
Legendary singer George Jones’ career thrives because of memorable hits that inspire, delight and make fans crya Tonkyn
George Jones, one of the last of country music’s great classic stars, will perform in Rapid City Tuesday, Oct. 23.
What is it about “He Stopped Loving Her Today,” recorded by country legend George Jones in 1980 and voted the greatest country song of all time in a nationwide poll of country music radio listeners?
By BILL REED
September 28, 2007 - 5:57AM
You know that old joke about playing a country song backward and getting back your wife, your dog and your truck?
That joke suits no artist better than George Jones, 76. “The Possum” sings drinkin’ and cheatin’ songs can rip out your heart and stomp on it with a cowboy boot — in no small part because his life mirrors his lyrics. more!
JOHN FOYSTON The Oregonian Staff
Sure, “He Stopped Loving Her Today” is the greatest country song that ever was or ever will be, but another mark of George Jones’ enduring genius – why he’s still relevant at 75 and why you should see him Wednesday – is how his honesty came through even during the low points of his Nashville career.
“That voice is undeniable,” said bluegrass musician Josh Cole, “even with the hokiest backup singers and production, even with strings dripping off everything, his soul comes through.”
By Kevin Carbery
Jefferon County Journal
Possum,” packed them in at Rickman Auditorium Sunday night.
Legendary country music star George Jones kicked off the 2007-2008 Rickman Auditorium Concert Series by drawing what organizers described as a record-setting attendance at the facility on the Fox High School campus in Arnold.
“It’s the largest crowd we’ve ever had,” said Gina Sokolich, Arnold’s special events coordinator. “We sold every seat. That’s 1,450 seats sold, because about 50 are giveaways.