Country music legend George Jones dead at 81

Country music legend George Jones died Friday at age 81, according to a news release. The Country Music Hall of Famer, Grand Ole Opry member and Kennedy Center Honoree was hospitalized last week in Nashville with fever and irregular blood pressure. Jones had been in the midst of a yearlong farewell tour to conclude his 50-year career.

Jones’ first No. 1 hit came in 1959 with “White Lightning,” and he went on to such hits as “She Thinks I Still Care,” “The Race Is On,” “He Stopped Loving Her Today” and popular duets with Tammy Wynette like “We’re Gonna Hold On” and “Golden Ring.”

George Jones

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3 Responses to Country music legend George Jones dead at 81

  1. ted milone says:

    i missed the Jones broadcast ,ANY CHANCE OF ANOTHER REDONE FROM 5/3/……….PLEASE ON RFD THANK YOU

  2. PEGGY STANLEY says:

    R.I.P. POSSUMN!!! You are the greatest, NO ONE WILL EVER BE ABLE TO FILL YOUR SHOES!!

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