Friday, April 26, 2013

George Jones (1931-2013)

It has just come across the news wires, and there will be much mourning at the Grand Ole Opry this weekend.

Country icon George Jones passed away at the age of 81, leaving behind a lifetime of classic hits, either as a solo artist or in duets with Tammy Wynette. You could probably recognize the hits just by the titles alone. "He Stopped Loving Her Today". "White Lightning". "The Race is On". I believe it would be fitting to present a 1985 hit that recalls when country music was at its pop culture peak in the 60's & 70's, as Jones references Johnny Cash, Merle Haggard, and others in "Who's Going To Fill Their Shoes?":

Many thanks to Ned Nickerson, who posted the video. Rest in peace, George.

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