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George Jones

George Glenn Jones (September 12, 1931 – April 26, 2013) was an American musician, singer and songwriter. He achieved international fame for his long list of hit records, including his best known song "He Stopped Loving Her Today", as well as his distinctive voice and phrasing. For the last 20 years of his life, Jones was frequently referred to as the greatest living country singer. Country music scholar Bill C. Malone writes, "For the two or three minutes consumed by a song, Jones immerses himself so completely in its lyrics, and in the mood it conveys, that the listener can scarcely av ...read more

George Glenn Jones (September 12, 1931 – April 26, 2013) was an American musician, singer and songwriter. He achieved international fame for his long list of hit records, including his best known song "He Stopped Loving Her Today", as well as his distinctive voice and phrasing. For the last 20 years of his life, Jones was frequently referred to as the greatest living country singer. Country music scholar Bill C. Malone writes, "For the two or three minutes consumed by a song, Jones immerses himself so completely in its lyrics, and in the mood it conveys, that the listener can scarcely avoid becoming similarly involved." Waylon Jennings expressed a similar opinion in his song "It's Alright": "If we all could sound like we wanted to, we'd all sound like George Jones." He was nicknamed "The Possum" due to the shape of his nose and his facial features.

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LPs
I Am What I Am
1980

3.8
9 Votes
My Very Special Guests
1979

3.8
4 Votes
The Grand Tour
1974

2.5
1 Votes
The Songs Of Dallas Frazier
1968

3.3
3 Votes
Blue & Lonesome
1963

3.5
3 Votes
The Crown Prince Of Country
1960

3.7
3 Votes
The Grand Ole Opry's New Star
1957

3
2 Votes
Compilations
50 Years of Hits
2004

4.5
6 Votes

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