When country music legend George Jones passed away Friday (April 26) at the age of 81, he left behind a rich musical legacy that has rarely been equaled -- matched only by a life story filled with more triumph and heartbreak than the greatest country song ever written.
Whether or not you agree that George Jones' 1980 hit 'He Stopped Loving Her Today' is the greatest country song of all time, we can all probably agree on one thing: The song is Jones' most famous hit. And there's a reason why the mournful ballad is so heart-wrenching -- it was recorded at one of the Possum's lowest points.
Keith Urban offered his musical tribute to George Jones, who passed away today (April 26) at the age of 81. While seated at and playing a white piano, Urban sang a few bars of Jones' 'He Stopped Loving Her Today,' which is largely regarded as one of the most important country songs ever.
Country music artists and fans are reeling from the news that George Jones, arguably one of the greatest country singers of all time, died on Friday April 26. Born September 12, 1931, Jones is considered one of the most important and influential singers in the history of American popular music, and Nashville's biggest stars are taking the news hard.
Legendary country singer George Jones will perform the final concert date of his career at Nashville's Bridgestone Arena on Friday, Nov. 22, 2013. The iconic country favorite will be joined by an all-star cast for his big send-off, and now Garth Brooks, Kid Rock, Shelby Lynne, the Oak Ridge Boys and Sam Moore have been announced for the historic event.
George Jones will cap his 58-year career as one of country music's most revered artists with a final performance on Nov. 22 at Nashville's Bridgestone Arena. Randy Travis, Jamey Johnson, the Charlie Daniels Band and Lorrie Morgan will share the stage with living legend for what's sure to be a historic event.
Another country legend has decided to hang up his spurs or in this case his guitar. George Jones announced 2013 will be his last year of touring. (Earlier this year George Strait announced his retirement from touring.) In 2012 ‘The Possum’ had to cancel many tour dates because of an upper respiratory infection, but is back to what he loves, performing.
Legendary country singer George Jones has canceled another scheduled show due to illness. The entertainer's date on Friday (Nov. 2) at Shooting Star Casino, Hotel and Event Center in Mahnomen, Minn. will not go on as planned due to a virus Jones contracted.
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