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So long George Jones

Considering the history of country singer George Jones, you'd think he would have died in a bar fight or a drug overdose.  But it was a high fever and irregular heartbeat the claimed his life at the age of 81.
 
Known for his wild lifestyle and four marriages (including a stormy one to Tammy Wynette), Jones also has garnered respect and admiration for his amazing voice, which USA Today describes as "honky tonk eloquence" (although I'm sure they stole the line from some one else). His career spanned 50 years and he won two Grammies, and has a spot in the Country Music Hall of Fames.

While I'm not a huge fan of the music they call "country" these days, I do have a soft spot for that smooth, smooth voice of Mr. Jones. Honky tonk eloquent indeed.

Jones' "He Stopped Loving her Today" may be the saddest song in country music history.



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