Day Of The Possum
|The George Jones (1931-2013)|
Today The GTC would like to celebrate the day of birth for one of the greatest voices to be etched into vinyl, George Glenn Jones. Sometimes know as “No Show Jones” or even “The Possum’. We prefer, simply, George Jones.
Jones has charted over 140 times in his extraordinary career going back to the 1950s and won every award known to a music artist, including ‘National Medal of Arts’ (2002) and being inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame (1992).
But it is the voice and character Jones provided each and every track he recorded that stay with music lovers of all genres and all over this planet. Two unbelievable examples of this man’s ability to tell stories or present profound questions in song are “Who’s Gonna Fill Their Shoes” (’85) and, the greatest country song ever recorded, “He Stopped Loving Her Today” (’80).
We could write volumes on George Jones and we won’t. Please check out his website (Here) for all you need to know. You do need to know.
What do other music greats think of Jones?
“George Jones is a National Treasure and should be treated accordingly” – Keith Richards
“If we could all sound the way we wanted we’d all sound like George Jones” – Waylon Jennings