The Possum is dead

Since: Jan 11

Greeneville TN

#1 Apr 26, 2013
NASHVILLE, Tenn.(AP)— 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 says Jones died Friday at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville after being hospitalized with fever and irregular blood pressure.

Known for his clenched, precise baritone, Jones had No. 1 songs in five separate decades, 1950s to 1990s, and was idolized not just by fellow country singers, but by Frank Sinatra, Pete Townshend, Elvis Costello, James Taylor and countless others.

In a career that lasted more than 50 years, "Possum" recorded more than 150 albums and became the champion and symbol of traditional country music, a well-lined link to his hero, Hank Williams.
Wet Willie

Greeneville, TN

#2 Apr 26, 2013
MystDefy wrote:
NASHVILLE, Tenn.(AP)— 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 says Jones died Friday at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville after being hospitalized with fever and irregular blood pressure.
Known for his clenched, precise baritone, Jones had No. 1 songs in five separate decades, 1950s to 1990s, and was idolized not just by fellow country singers, but by Frank Sinatra, Pete Townshend, Elvis Costello, James Taylor and countless others.
In a career that lasted more than 50 years, "Possum" recorded more than 150 albums and became the champion and symbol of traditional country music, a well-lined link to his hero, Hank Williams.
You sure he ain't just playin' dead?

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#3 Apr 26, 2013
Never heard of him.
just sayin

Ringgold, GA

#4 Apr 26, 2013
interested

Johnson City, TN

#6 Apr 26, 2013
Now HIM I know!
just_me

Johnson City, TN

#7 Apr 26, 2013
R.I.P. George Jones!!
the best

Elizabethton, TN

#8 Apr 26, 2013
There will never be another singer take his place that's for sure. It ain't country if its not sung by the possum RIP old George
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Since: Mar 13

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#9 Apr 26, 2013
I just heard about this...
not a fan

Richmond, IN

#10 Apr 26, 2013
I saw him in concert years ago. He was a complete butthole.

Since: Jan 11

Greeneville TN

#11 Apr 26, 2013
Wet Willie wrote:
<quoted text>You sure he ain't just playin' dead?
Gotta spell this one out....laughing my freaking azz off!

Back in the day he was known to play dead at some of his concerts. He was one of a kind though.

Since: Jan 11

Greeneville TN

#12 Apr 26, 2013
Alyagotado wrote:
I like a lot of George's songs. Let's get together, Mysty; and have sex to "White Lightning". I think he would have liked that.:)
What a touching tribute that would be. You just warm the cockles of my heart.

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