The Possum has passed … George Jones dead at 81

George jones
Country Music Hall of Famer, Grand Ole Opry member, and Kennedy Center Honoree
George Glenn Jones died Friday, April 26, 2013 at Vanderbilt
University Medical Center in Nashville, Tennessee. He was hospitalized April 18
with fever and irregular blood pressure.

Born September 12, 1931, Jones is regarded among
the most important and influential singers in American popular music history. He
was the singer of enduring country music hits including “She Thinks I Still
Care,” “The Grand Tour,” “Walk Through This World With Me,” “Tender Years” and
“He Stopped Loving Her Today,” the latter of which is often at the top of
industry lists of the greatest country music singles of all time.

“A
singer who can soar from a deep growl to dizzying heights, he is the undisputed
successor of earlier natural geniuses such as Hank Williams and Lefty Frizzell,”
wrote Bob Allen in the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum’s “Encyclopedia of
Country Music.”

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Carrie Underwood viciously attacked (again) by TN State Representative Andy Holt: ‘She’s absolutely out in left field’


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Oh, boy. The water is boiling over.

Earlier this week, we reported that Carrie Underwood was getting the Dixie Chicks treatment in regards to her support of animal rights and her outspoken outrage of the Ag-Gag bill, which has now passed both chambers of Tennessee legislature. It sits on the desk of Governor Bill Haslam to be signed into law.

To recap: When the bill passed late last week, Underwood tweeted her disgust, "Shame on TN lawmakers for passing the Ag Gag bill. If Gov. Bill Haslam signs this, he needs to expect me at his front door. Who's with me?"

Immediately, this sparked an even more heated debate. TN State Representative Andy Holt caught wind of her tweet, sending a little message of his own, "Carrie Underwood, have you read the bill? I assume not.  You are only going off your HSUS talking points. Use logic, not emotion."

Later, in an interview with WSMV Nashville, Holt blasted Carrie, telling her to "stick to singing."

To which Underwood replied, "I should stick to singing? Wow…sorry, I'm just a tax paying citizen concerned for the safety of my family."

Well, in a brand new interview with The Weakley County Press, Holt declares his stance (again) on the issues and vows not to back down. He even takes his vicious shots at Carrie even further.

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