George Jones
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huffingtonpost.com
7 years ago
I had the honor of meeting the great George Jones only once, but it was one of the most amazing and surprising moments of my professional life. I was writing the CMA Awards for the first time about a decade ago, and rushing backstage at the Grand Ole ...
photos.denverpost.com
7 years ago
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Thousands of fans who had been waiting in line since the wee hours joined some of country's biggest stars Thursday to pay their respects to George Jones at the Grand Ole Opry House in Nashville. An overflow crowd began lining ...
cbsnews.com
7 years ago
Thousands of fans are expected to join some of country music's biggest stars in mourning George Jones. The late country music superstar's funeral will be held Thursday morning at the Grand Ole Opry House in Nashville, Tenn. Jones died last week at 81.
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tribstar.com
7 years ago
George Jones and his crew I would get to face and they were not hitting well that day. In fact, I struck George Jones out three times. (Remember, it was slow pitch.) After the third time, I was walking across the field and I yelled at one of my ...
nydailynews.com
7 years ago
My radio reminded me this weekend why I love George Jones, and in the process also reminded me why I love my radio. Within hours of the announcement Friday that the 81-year-old country music icon had died, two channels on SiriusXM satellite radio were ...
powerlineblog.com
7 years ago
Country singer George Jones died this past Friday at the age of 81. I think the consensus is that Jones was the best country singer of the era. You can certainly hear his influence in just about every younger country artist worth listening to. Jon ...
cmt.com
7 years ago
But this year, George Jones beat out both Petty and Nelly as the most-covered act at Stagecoach, no thanks to his death coinciding with the fest's opening day. The tributes mostly took place among the acts on the side stages, although Toby Keith and ...
music.yahoo.com
7 years ago
Fact is, George Jones is one of the very few musicians you can wing superlatives at and never overstate your case. His early manager and "producer" Pappy Daily sent him into the recording studio the way young parents send their kids into the bathroom.
npr.org
7 years ago
The country singer George Jones lived a rich and full life, which ended on Friday in a Nashville hospital. He was 81. His voice, eccentric and impossible to follow, made him among the most revered singers in pop music. He flushed cash down the toilet ...
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philly.com
7 years ago
George Jones, 81, the enduring hitmaker who perfected a heart-rending ballad-singing style that distilled the quintessence of country music, died Friday. Mr. Jones died at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, according to publicist Kirt ...
music.yahoo.com
7 years ago
Toby Keith and his red Solo cup salute George Jones [Christopher Polk/Getty Images]Friday's headliner, Toby Keith, honored Jones' death "at 81 party-ass, no-show years old!"—with his indelicate choice of eulogistic language perhaps influenced by his ...
billboard.com
7 years ago
Although written as a chilling tragedy ballad with a surprise ending, the chorus of George Jones' 1989 hit “Radio Lover” could conversely be interpreted as posthumous consolation for the legions of fans he left grieving in the wake of his death on Friday.
salon.com
7 years ago
NASHVILLE, Tenn. — George Jones, the peerless, hard-living country singer who recorded dozens of hits about good times and regrets and peaked with the heartbreaking classic “He Stopped Loving Her Today,” has died. He was 81. Publicist Kirt Webster ...
salon.com
7 years ago
George Jones, the country superstar who consistently had No. 1 songs from the 1950s to 1990s, has died at 81. The musician's appeal crossed genres, as he was an inspiration to the likes of Frank Sinatra, Elvis Costello and James Taylor. Below are some ...
cmt.com
7 years ago
"The reality and sadness of losing George Jones just kept hitting me in waves all day today," she wrote. "I was so moved reading everyone's tweets and tributes. And how great was it to hear George on the radio again?! It made me realize that I hadn't ...
billboard.com
7 years ago
Nashville's creative community is mourning the death of George Jones, who many contend was country music's greatest singer, on Friday at the age of 81. Billboard.biz caught up with several songwriters and others who worked with him over his ...
latimes.com
7 years ago
George Jones reminded Andrew Dalton of his dad, for better and for worse. "I came out of your typical teenage punk past, and though I liked Johnny Cash and Willie Nelson, I didn't really 'get' George Jones until I was about 22 or 23," said Dalton, a ...
hollywoodlife.com
7 years ago
The outpouring of emotion has been non-stop since news broke that country music legend George Jones passed away at the age of 81. Tons of celebrities, inside and outside of the country world, took to Twitter to mourn the star's death. George Jones ...
huffingtonpost.com
7 years ago
NASHVILLE, Tenn. — The country music world reacted with deep emotion upon learning of the death of legendary singer George Jones. Here's a sampling of quotes and tweets about Jones: "The world has lost the greatest country singer of all time. Amen.
nypost.com
7 years ago
George Jones — considered the greatest country singer of all time, whose struggle with alcoholism inspired an Oscar-winning movie — died yesterday in Nashville at age 81. “If we could all sound like we wanted to, then we'd all sound like George Jones ...
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dallasnews.com
7 years ago
2, 1965, in a brief blurb buried between ads for Sing's Chinese Restaurant in Preston Center and Arnold & Morgan Piano Co. in Garland, The Dallas Morning News touted George Jones' return to the Big D Jamboree. He'd played the Sportatorium myriad ...
usatoday.com
7 years ago
NASHVILLE — When John Rich heard of George Jones' passing Friday morning, he asked his wife for a glass of room-temperature Crown and an hour to himself. He took the glass out to his roof-top deck, sat down facing Vanderbilt University Medical Center ...
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latimes.com
7 years ago
To get a full sense of country singer George Jones, who died Friday at age 81, it's important to understand the workings of his complicated, admittedly troubled heart. The engine of his remarkable talent, it powered Jones to transform well-crafted ...
entertainment.time.com
7 years ago
The key to C&W vocal greatness is sincerity, and five-plus decades of fans believed every word out of George Jones mouth. Here are a handful of “Possum” classics — warning: have a handkerchief handy. (READ: George Jones, Country Legend, Dead at 81) ...
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npr.org
7 years ago
George Jones in 2000. John Atashian/Corbis. George Jones in 2000. John Atashian/Corbis. The news today that the great country singer George Jones had died at age 81 left me flooded with memories of my visit with him in 2010. George Jones in the late ...
slate.com
7 years ago
George Jones has long been the consensus pick for country music's greatest ever singer. No less a country legend than Roy Acuff, whose tearful, gulping singing had been a major building block of Jones's own style, once allowed, “I would give anything ...
latimes.com
7 years ago
"George Jones was the ultimate voice of country music," said Robert Hilburn, The Times' former pop music critic. "He was someone whose pure and traditional tone represented to country music singing what Hank Williams represented to country songwriting.
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aljazeera.com
7 years ago
George Jones, the US country singer whose career spanned more than six decades and a string of number one songs, has died at the age of 81 in Nashville, Tennessee. Jones, whose hits included "He Stopped Loving Her Today" and "Window Up Above", ...
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abcnews.go.com
7 years ago
George Jones, 81, died today after a year of failing health, but he left an indelible mark on country musicians and the genre. Below, the Nashville community reflects on the country legend: • “He had a voice that was the truth, raw and unfiltered. You ...
usatoday.com
7 years ago
12, George Glenn Jones was born in Saratoga, Texas, one of eight children. He grows up singing in church and listening to the Grand Ole Opry radio broadcasts. Later performed on the streets of Beaumont for spare change. 1945: Jones leaves home and ...
extramustard.si.com
7 years ago
In an Audio Karma forum about National Anthem performances, commenter jimfet wrote that George Jones' rendition of the Star-Spangled Banner, performed before the 2002 Coca Cola 600 at the Charlotte Motor Speedway, was the best he had ever heard.
mercurynews.com
7 years ago
George Jones, a country music star whose career spanned five decades, best known for his hit "He Stopped Loving Her Today," died Friday at the age of 81. He had suspended a tour when he was hospitalized with fever and irregular blood pressure, and he ...
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newyorker.com
7 years ago
George Jones, the man with perhaps the most distinctive and iconic voice in country music, died on Friday in Nashville at the age of eighty-one. In the first moments after the news broke, thousands of people reached the same conclusion at the same time ...
npr.org
7 years ago
The country singer, known for "He Stopped Loving Her Today" and many other hits, died Friday at age 81. Fresh Air remembers Jones with excerpts from a 1996 conversation with Terry Gross about his autobiography, his addictions and his perspective on his ...
boston.com
7 years ago
''Today someone else has become the greatest living singer of traditional country music, but there will never be another George Jones,'' said Bobby Braddock, the Country Music Hall of Fame songwriter who provided Jones with 29 songs over the decades.
rollingstone.com
7 years ago
Blake Shelton, Keith Urban, Brad Paisley, and Kings of Leon's Nathan Followill were among those sharing their thoughts on the death of country great George Jones, who died today in Nashville at age 81. The Texas native was hospitalized last week with a ...
latimes.com
7 years ago
George Jones, whose anguished vocals on the 1980 single “He Stopped Loving Her Today” lifted it to the top of polls of the greatest country music songs of all time, died Friday. He was 81. Jones died at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville ...
billboard.com
7 years ago
Rick Diamond/Getty Images for Webster & Associates. George Jones at The George Jones Possum Holler Bed & Breakfast during the Country Crossing Grand Opening Kick-Off Celebration at Country Crossing on January 16, 2010 in Dothan, Alabama. 0 ...
todayentertainment.today.com
7 years ago
Opinion: Johnny Cash had a stock answer to that oft-asked question, "Who is your favorite singer?" "You mean," he teased, "apart from George Jones?" Yes, there's pretty much universal agreement among country singers that Jones, who died Friday at age ...
reuters.com
7 years ago
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - George Jones, a classic country singer with a voice full of raw honky-tonk emotion and a life full of honky-tonk turmoil, died on Friday at age 81, his spokesman said. Jones, whose career spanned more than six decades and ...
todayentertainment.today.com
7 years ago
"You mean," he teased, "apart from George Jones?" Yes, there's pretty much universal agreement among country singers that Jones, who died Friday at age 81, was the greatest of all time. From the oldies -- Cash, Willie Nelson, Merle Haggard -- to the ...
cnn.com
7 years ago
(CNN) -- George Jones, the country music legend whose graceful, evocative voice gave depth to some of the greatest songs in country music -- including "She Thinks I Still Care," "The Grand Tour" and "He Stopped Loving Her Today" -- has died, according ...
usatoday.com
7 years ago
NASHVILLE - George Jones, whose supple Texas voice conveyed heartbreak so profound that he became perhaps the most imitated singer in country music, died Friday at Vanderbilt University Medical Center after being hospitalized April 18 with irregular ...
npr.org
7 years ago
Country superstar George Jones, known for "He Stopped Loving Her Today" and a long string of other hits, has died. He was 81. According to Webster & Associates, the Nashville public relations firm that represented Jones, he died Friday at Vanderbilt ...
abcnews.go.com
7 years ago
When it comes to country music, George Jones was The Voice. Other great singers have come and gone, but this fact remained inviolate until Jones passed away Friday at 81 in a Nashville hospital after a year of ill health. "Today someone else has become ...
huffingtonpost.com
7 years ago
Country Music Hall of Famer, Grand Ole Opry member, and Kennedy Center Honoree George Glenn Jones died Friday, April 26, 2013 at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, Tennessee. He was hospitalized April 18 with fever and irregular ...
todayentertainment.today.com
7 years ago
Country music legend George Jones has died in Nashville, Tenn., his representative confirmed in a statement on Friday. He was 81. Jones had been in the midst of a year-long goodbye tour, deciding to withdraw from the road over health issues including ...
rollingstone.com
7 years ago
George Jones, known as "the greatest voice in country music," died today at a Nashville Hospital after being hospitalized last week with a fever and irregular blood pressure, his publicist said today. He was 81 years old. "The world has lost the ...
tmz.com
7 years ago
Jones' towering influence on country music was equaled only by his public persona ... which often imitated the melodrama in his songs ... and was well-chronicled in the tabloids. He was married four times -- once to Tammy Wynette -- and made countless ...
washingtonpost.com
7 years ago
George Jones, a hard-living honky-tonk singer whose piercing, emotive voice spawned countless imitators and whose marriage to Tammy Wynette was one of the most turbulent in country music, died April 26 at a hospital in Nashville. He was 81. His ...
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George Glenn Jones (September 12, 1931 – April 26, 2013) was an American country music singer known for his long list of hit records, his distinctive voice and phrasing, and his marriage to Tammy Wynette.
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