The Legendary George Jones Died In Nashville Today

Apr 26, 2013 Full story: www.cnn.com 7

Country music legend George Jones died Friday, April 26, in Nashville, Tennessee.

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#1 Apr 26, 2013
(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 to his public relations firm.

Jones, 81, died Friday at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, the public relations firm said. He had been hospitalized since April 18 with fever and irregular blood pressure.

Jones' career was marked by a tumultuous marriage to Tammy Wynette and bouts with alcoholism that led to occasional concert cancellations.(One of his nicknames was "No-Show Jones.")

But there was no denying his talent. Waylon Jennings once wrote a song that said, "George might show up flyin' high, if George shows up at all / But he may be, unconsciously, the greatest of them all."

Jones, nicknamed "The Possum" for his resemblance to the animal, was born in 1931 in east Texas. His early life was marked by poverty and a violent, alcoholic father. Young George taught himself to play guitar, and by the time he was a teenager he was singing on the streets and in the clubs of Beaumont, Texas, not far from his birthplace of Saratoga.

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#2 Apr 26, 2013

"Who's Gonna Fill Their Shoes"

You know this old world is full of singers
But just a few are chosen
To tear your heart out when they sing
Imagine life without them
All your, radio heros
Like the outlaw that walks through Jesse's dream

No, there will never be another
Red-headed stranger
A Man in Black and Folsom Prison Blues
The Okie from Muskogee
Or Hello Darling
Lord I wonder, who's gonna fill their shoes

Who's gonna fill their shoes
Who's gonna stand that tall
Who's gonna play the Opry
And the Wabash Cannonball
Who's gonna give their heart and soul
To get to me and you
Lord I wonder, who's gonna fill their shoes

God bless the boys from Memphis
Blue Suede Shoes and Elvis
Much too soon he left this world in tears
They tore up the Fifties
Old Jerry Lee and Charlie
And old Go Cat Go still echoes through the years

You know the heart of country music
Still beats in Luke the Drifter
You can tell when hew sings I Saw the Light
Old Marty, Hank and Lefty
Why I can feel them right here with me
On this Silver Eagle rolling through the night

Who's gonna fill their shoes
Who's gonna stand that tall
Who's gonna play the Opry
And the Wabash Cannonball
Who's gonna give their heart and soul
To get to me and you
Lord I wonder, who's gonna fill their shoes

Yes I wonder, who's gonna fill their shoes?..
~~~~~~~~~~

My answer, in short: NO ONE WILL EVER FILL THEIR SHOES.
Enjoy the video everyone,
_-_Nope_-_

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Since: Nov 11

For #9

#3 Apr 26, 2013
R.I.P. Possum
gomer-ez

London, KY

#4 Apr 27, 2013
A great talent.
A colorful character.
MeLoco

Somerset, KY

#5 Apr 27, 2013
A country music legend as well as one of the great contributions to all of music. RIP
russ burczak

Beaver Dam, KY

#6 Apr 27, 2013
@joycollinsmusic RIP Possum! Hey Y'all here's a link to the George Jones Tribute Video http://countrymusicsongs.co/george-jones-dies
russ burczak

Beaver Dam, KY

#7 Apr 27, 2013
RIP Possum! Hey Y'all here's a link to the George Jones Tribute Video http://countrymusicsongs.co/george-jones-dies
_-_Nope_-_ wrote:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v =xi3GgoLtlWkXX
"Who's Gonna Fill Their Shoes"
You know this old world is full of singers
But just a few are chosen
To tear your heart out when they sing
Imagine life without them
All your, radio heros
Like the outlaw that walks through Jesse's dream
No, there will never be another
Red-headed stranger
A Man in Black and Folsom Prison Blues
The Okie from Muskogee
Or Hello Darling
Lord I wonder, who's gonna fill their shoes
Who's gonna fill their shoes
Who's gonna stand that tall
Who's gonna play the Opry
And the Wabash Cannonball
Who's gonna give their heart and soul
To get to me and you
Lord I wonder, who's gonna fill their shoes
God bless the boys from Memphis
Blue Suede Shoes and Elvis
Much too soon he left this world in tears
They tore up the Fifties
Old Jerry Lee and Charlie
And old Go Cat Go still echoes through the years
You know the heart of country music
Still beats in Luke the Drifter
You can tell when hew sings I Saw the Light
Old Marty, Hank and Lefty
Why I can feel them right here with me
On this Silver Eagle rolling through the night
Who's gonna fill their shoes
Who's gonna stand that tall
Who's gonna play the Opry
And the Wabash Cannonball
Who's gonna give their heart and soul
To get to me and you
Lord I wonder, who's gonna fill their shoes
Yes I wonder, who's gonna fill their shoes?..
~~~~~~~~~~
My answer, in short: NO ONE WILL EVER FILL THEIR SHOES.
Enjoy the video everyone,
_-_Nope_-_

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