Sunday, April 28, 2013
In Memoriam: George Jones (1931 - 2013)
I remember the first time I ever heard the music of George Jones. I thought to myself, "Wow, this guy was probably amazing before his stroke."
Well, George Jones never had a stroke, but lord knows he didn't lead an easy or turmoil free life, and the loving and the leaving and the drinking and the smoking and the demons all led to one of the greatest country voices of all time, if not the greatest. If Pavarotti had been born in Tennessee, he would've sounded something like George Jones... after his stroke, that is.
Anyway, I always liked the guy and I'm sad he's gone.