Friday, April 26, 2013

He Stopped Loving Her Today

I am so sad  that one of my favorite Country Western singers, George Jones, passed away today. [I detest the new "country" music. It's crap.]
George Jones, the definitive country singer of the last half-century, whose songs about heartbreak and hard drinking echoed his own life, died on Friday in Nashville. He was 81. [more]
Some time during his career, he also earned the nickname "No Show Jones" because of his drinking habits. Hey, we all have our demons folks. But, irregardless of his demons, whatever they where, he cranked out many memorable songs for us all to enjoy in perpetuity. My absolute favorite of his is, and always will be, "He Stopped Loving Her Today". Brings tears every time.

Thank you Mr. Jones for all your years of wonderful songs. I look forward to hear you sing with us in your distinctive twang in the Heavenly choir with our Lord Jesus Christ.

God's blessings to all his family and friends.

~ Ride Safe ~


Ron Russell said...

George was, the man! One of the very best country singers ever. "Who's gonna fill his shoes"? I also put up several post today for George.

Thistle Cove Farm said...

sorry to hear this, Sparky; his was a great voice and story.

Maple Lane said...

I have not been watching tv during the move and did not know this. He was great.