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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