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    George Jones dies at 81; country music icon

    Singer George Jones, whose 'He Stopped Loving Her Today' is regarded by many as the greatest country song ever recorded, charted dozens of hits over a long career marked by struggles with alcohol and drugs, broken marriages and, finally, redemption.
    His song "He Stopped Loving her today" is called the perfect Country and Western Song by many. We will miss you George.

    NOTE: Looks like he finally got over her for good this time.
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    George Jones lived life hard. Amazed he made it to 81.


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    Quote Originally Posted by danarhea View Post
    His song "He Stopped Loving her today" is called the perfect Country and Western Song by many. We will miss you George.

    NOTE: Looks like he finally got over her for good this time.
    Saw ol' "No Show Jones" in concert before.

    For those that don't know much about him he was called No Show Jones and even wrote a song about it. He was such a raging drunk that if he didn't open the show then he'd very likely be too drunk to perfom after the opening act. He'd be a complete no show. So he decided to always be the opening act even if he was the headliner just to make sure he'd be able to perform.
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    Quote Originally Posted by poweRob View Post
    Saw ol' "No Show Jones" in concert before.

    For those that don't know much about him he was called No Show Jones and even wrote a song about it. He was such a raging drunk that if he didn't open the show then he'd very likely be too drunk to perfom after the opening act. He'd be a complete no show. So he decided to always be the opening act even if he was the headliner just to make sure he'd be able to perform.
    I heard a comment he made on his drinking.

    He drank so much in the 70's that if you saw him sober, he must have been asleep. :P
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    Despite some personal problems, one of the greats in country western. He will be missed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by poweRob View Post
    Saw ol' "No Show Jones" in concert before.

    For those that don't know much about him he was called No Show Jones and even wrote a song about it. He was such a raging drunk that if he didn't open the show then he'd very likely be too drunk to perfom after the opening act. He'd be a complete no show. So he decided to always be the opening act even if he was the headliner just to make sure he'd be able to perform.
    There are a lot of musicians like that. A couple of years ago, I was with a band called 90 Miles In. We were voted best band at the Magnolia Music Festival. Why? Because the guy we opened up for that day of the festival, Johnny Rodriguez, was passed out in his trailer, and his band had to do the whole gig without him. LOL.
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    I'm going to miss him. He was one of the greats.
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    Quote Originally Posted by poweRob View Post
    Saw ol' "No Show Jones" in concert before.

    For those that don't know much about him he was called No Show Jones and even wrote a song about it. He was such a raging drunk that if he didn't open the show then he'd very likely be too drunk to perfom after the opening act. He'd be a complete no show. So he decided to always be the opening act even if he was the headliner just to make sure he'd be able to perform.
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    At least Bill saved his transgressions for grown women. Not suggesting what he did was OK. But he didn't chase 14 year olds.

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    When I was younger, I wasn't a fan of either him or Tammy. But I was wrong and am appreciative of both their contributions now. Ha, now I'm generally not a fan of "rhinestone cowboy"/"New Country"/whatever. Kinda ticks me off when some pretty boy who wouldn't know a John Deere from your Uncle John is out doing his pop-rock-psuedo country thang.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nota bene View Post
    When I was younger, I wasn't a fan of either him or Tammy. But I was wrong and am appreciative of both their contributions now. Ha, now I'm generally not a fan of "rhinestone cowboy"/"New Country"/whatever. Kinda ticks me off when some pretty boy who wouldn't know a John Deere from your Uncle John is out doing his pop-rock-psuedo country thang.

    I am not a big fan of todays country (big&rich, etc.). Makes me appreciate Jones, Waylon, Willie, Cash, much more.

    Think George S. and Alan J. summed it up well it this song.


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