History Music / GeorgeJones

17th Nov '16 6:17:23 AM Larkmarn
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* BreakupSong: "He Stopped Loving Her Today" is one of the best examples out there. And man, is it a doozy.
* CloudCuckooLander: At times when he was high. He once famously announced at the beginning of a set: "My friends, Deedoodle the duck is going to sing for you tonight, because Deedoodle can do what George Jones can't." He proceeded to sing the entire concert in a Donald Duck voice.
* DestructoNookie: * The lyrics to "Leavin' Love All Over The Place" celebrate it:

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* %%* BreakupSong: "He Stopped Loving Her Today" is one of the best examples out there. And man, is it a doozy.
* CloudCuckooLander: At times when he was high. He once famously announced at the beginning of a set: "My friends, Deedoodle the duck is going to sing for you tonight, because Deedoodle can do what George Jones can't." He proceeded to sing the entire concert in a Donald Duck voice.
* DestructoNookie: * The lyrics to "Leavin' Love All Over The Place" celebrate it:



* {{Retirony}}: In August 2012, he announced he planned on retiring after going on one final tour in 2013. On April 26, 2013, he died after being hospitalized for over a week for a fever and irregular heartbeat.



* [[VocalEvolution Vocal Decay]]: Sadly, age and decades of drug abuse resulted in this. To be fair, he also had to learn to sing again after having throat surgery, and lost the lower end of his range after quitting smoking in 1999. It became much worse in 2012 after having a bout of pneumonia followed by a lung infection, which reduced his voice to slightly above a whisper.
16th Nov '16 7:59:36 PM BigJaredMonkey
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This change in labels also shifted him to a more ballad-oriented sound, with which he would stick. After he and Wynette divorced, Jones started hitting the bottle and cocaine, causing him to miss more shows and earn the FanNickname "No-Show Jones." He went to rehab, but it didn't do much until 1983; nonetheless, the hits kept coming until the end of the decade. By 1990, a switch to MCA brought a couple of critically-acclaimed albums but no hits. By the time he moved to Asylum Records in the end of the decade, his traditional sound was highly out of favor against the crossover-happy sound still present today. Nonetheless, Jones left a massive influences on the neotraditionalist acts of the eighties, and his songs are widely recorded to this day. In terms of influence and lasting impact, he is arguably the second most important male country artist after Music/HankWilliams (although you could make an equally strong case for a few others like Music/JohnnyCash and Music/MerleHaggard).

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This change in labels also shifted him to a more ballad-oriented sound, with which he would stick. After he and Wynette divorced, Jones started hitting the bottle and cocaine, causing him to miss more shows and earn the FanNickname "No-Show Jones." He went to rehab, but it didn't do much until 1983; nonetheless, the hits kept coming until the end of the decade. By 1990, a switch to MCA brought a couple of critically-acclaimed albums but no hits. By the time he moved to Asylum Records in the end of the decade, his traditional sound was highly out of favor against the crossover-happy sound still present today. Nonetheless, Jones left a massive influences on the neotraditionalist acts of the eighties, and his songs are widely recorded to this day. In terms of influence and lasting impact, he is arguably the second most important male country artist after Music/HankWilliams (although you could make an equally strong case for a few others like Music/JohnnyCash and Music/MerleHaggard).
Music/HankWilliams.
13th Sep '16 2:07:54 PM BigJaredMonkey
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* BreakupSong: "He Stopped Loving Her Today" is one of the best examples out there. And man, is it a doozy.
13th Sep '16 2:07:08 PM BigJaredMonkey
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'''George Glenn Jones''' (19312013) was, to say the least, one of ''the'' most important CountryMusic singers of all time, and given his influence on a large number of ''very'' important rock-and-roll singers, was arguably one of the most important pop singers as well. Active from the early [[TheFifties fifties]] to his death in 2013, he has had an incredibly fruitful career that includes nearly 170 single releases in all. He is widely regarded as one of the most skilled and distinctive vocalists in country music history, and is considered by many country music artists and scholars to be the greatest ever. Among all of his songs, "He Stopped Loving Her Today", a song written about his break-up with Tammy Wynette, is often cited as the best country music song of all time (ironically, its only real competition is "Stand By Your Man" a song written and performed by Tammy Wynette, who was married to Jones at the time, and wrote the song ''about'' her relationship with Jones) and others such as "A Good Year for the Roses" and "The Grand Tour" have attained legendary status in country music canon.

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'''George Glenn Jones''' (19312013) was, to say the least, one of ''the'' most important CountryMusic singers of all time, and given his influence on a large number of ''very'' important rock-and-roll singers, was arguably one of the most important pop singers as well. Active from the early [[TheFifties fifties]] to his death in 2013, he has had an incredibly fruitful career that includes nearly 170 single releases in all. He is widely regarded as one of the most skilled and distinctive vocalists in country music history, and is considered by many country music artists and scholars to be the greatest ever. ever.

Among all of his songs, "He Stopped Loving Her Today", a song written about his break-up with his then-wife Tammy Wynette, is often cited as the best country music song of all time (ironically, time. Ironically, its only real competition for the title is "Stand By Your Man" a song written and performed by Tammy Wynette, who was married to Jones at the time, and Wynette wrote the song ''about'' about her relationship with Jones) and others Jones). Others, such as "A Good Year for the Roses" and "The Grand Tour" Tour", have attained legendary status in country music canon.
3rd Feb '16 3:25:58 PM allium
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* DestructoNookie: * The lyrics to "Leavin' Love All Over The Place" celebrate it:
-->''The lady at the rooming house''
-->''Served our eviction notice yesterday.''
-->''While we were pickin' up our clothes''
-->''She started screaming somebody's gonna pay.''

-->''She said it takes a dozen carpenters''
-->''To fix the broken bed and drapes''
-->''But we just never learned to love''
-->''Without leavin' love all over the place.''
20th Jan '16 4:17:42 AM Mdumas43073
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'''George Glenn Jones''' (1931-2013) was, to say the least, one of ''the'' most important CountryMusic singers of all time, and given his influence on a large number of ''very'' important rock-and-roll singers, was arguably one of the most important pop singers as well. Active from the early [[TheFifties fifties]] to his death in 2013, he has had an incredibly fruitful career that includes nearly 170 single releases in all. He is widely regarded as one of the most skilled and distinctive vocalists in country music history, and is considered by many country music artists and scholars to be the greatest ever. Among all of his songs, "He Stopped Loving Her Today", a song written about his break-up with Tammy Wynette, is often cited as the best country music song of all time (ironically, its only real competition is "Stand By Your Man" a song written and performed by Tammy Wynette, who was married to Jones at the time, and wrote the song ''about'' her relationship with Jones) and others such as "A Good Year for the Roses" and "The Grand Tour" have attained legendary status in country music canon.

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'''George Glenn Jones''' (1931-2013) (19312013) was, to say the least, one of ''the'' most important CountryMusic singers of all time, and given his influence on a large number of ''very'' important rock-and-roll singers, was arguably one of the most important pop singers as well. Active from the early [[TheFifties fifties]] to his death in 2013, he has had an incredibly fruitful career that includes nearly 170 single releases in all. He is widely regarded as one of the most skilled and distinctive vocalists in country music history, and is considered by many country music artists and scholars to be the greatest ever. Among all of his songs, "He Stopped Loving Her Today", a song written about his break-up with Tammy Wynette, is often cited as the best country music song of all time (ironically, its only real competition is "Stand By Your Man" a song written and performed by Tammy Wynette, who was married to Jones at the time, and wrote the song ''about'' her relationship with Jones) and others such as "A Good Year for the Roses" and "The Grand Tour" have attained legendary status in country music canon.



* LondonEnglandSyndrome: His duet with Tammy Wynette, "(We're Not) The Jet Set", makes reference to Rome (Texas), Athens (Georgia), and Paris (Tennessee).

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* LondonEnglandSyndrome: His duet with Tammy Wynette, "(We're Not) The Jet Set", makes reference has the couple recounting their travels to Rome (Texas), Athens (Georgia), Athens (Texas), and Paris (Tennessee).
20th Jan '16 4:13:39 AM Mdumas43073
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George Glenn Jones (1931-2013) was, to say the least, one of ''the'' most important CountryMusic singers of all time, and given his influence on a large number of ''very'' important rock-and-roll singers, was arguably one of the most important pop singers as well. Active from the early [[TheFifties fifties]] to his death in 2013, he has had an incredibly fruitful career that includes nearly 170 single releases in all. He is widely regarded as one of the most skilled and distinctive vocalists in country music history, and is considered by many country music artists and scholars to be the greatest ever. Among all of his songs, "He Stopped Loving Her Today", a song written about his break-up with Tammy Wynette, is often cited as the best country music song of all time (ironically, its only real competition is "Stand By Your Man" a song written and performed by Tammy Wynette, who was married to Jones at the time, and wrote the song ''about'' her relationship with Jones) and others such as "A Good Year for the Roses" and "The Grand Tour" have attained legendary status in country music canon.

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George '''George Glenn Jones Jones''' (1931-2013) was, to say the least, one of ''the'' most important CountryMusic singers of all time, and given his influence on a large number of ''very'' important rock-and-roll singers, was arguably one of the most important pop singers as well. Active from the early [[TheFifties fifties]] to his death in 2013, he has had an incredibly fruitful career that includes nearly 170 single releases in all. He is widely regarded as one of the most skilled and distinctive vocalists in country music history, and is considered by many country music artists and scholars to be the greatest ever. Among all of his songs, "He Stopped Loving Her Today", a song written about his break-up with Tammy Wynette, is often cited as the best country music song of all time (ironically, its only real competition is "Stand By Your Man" a song written and performed by Tammy Wynette, who was married to Jones at the time, and wrote the song ''about'' her relationship with Jones) and others such as "A Good Year for the Roses" and "The Grand Tour" have attained legendary status in country music canon.


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* LondonEnglandSyndrome: His duet with Tammy Wynette, "(We're Not) The Jet Set", makes reference to Rome (Texas), Athens (Georgia), and Paris (Tennessee).
28th Jan '15 7:33:23 AM Patachou
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This change in labels also shifted him to a more ballad-oriented sound, with which he would stick. After he and Wynette divorced, Jones started hitting the bottle and cocaine, causing him to miss more shows and earn the FanNickname "No-Show Jones." He went to rehab, but it didn't do much until 1983; nonetheless, the hits kept coming until the end of the decade. By 1990, a switch to MCA brought a couple of critically-acclaimed albums but no hits. By the time he moved to Asylum Records in the end of the decade, his traditional sound was highly out of favor against the crossover-happy sound still present today. Nonetheless, Jones left a massive influences on the neotraditionalist acts of the eighties, and his songs are widely recorded to this day. In terms of influence and lasting impact, he is arguably the second most important male country artist after HankWilliams (although you could make an equally strong case for a few others like JohnnyCash and MerleHaggard).

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This change in labels also shifted him to a more ballad-oriented sound, with which he would stick. After he and Wynette divorced, Jones started hitting the bottle and cocaine, causing him to miss more shows and earn the FanNickname "No-Show Jones." He went to rehab, but it didn't do much until 1983; nonetheless, the hits kept coming until the end of the decade. By 1990, a switch to MCA brought a couple of critically-acclaimed albums but no hits. By the time he moved to Asylum Records in the end of the decade, his traditional sound was highly out of favor against the crossover-happy sound still present today. Nonetheless, Jones left a massive influences on the neotraditionalist acts of the eighties, and his songs are widely recorded to this day. In terms of influence and lasting impact, he is arguably the second most important male country artist after HankWilliams Music/HankWilliams (although you could make an equally strong case for a few others like JohnnyCash Music/JohnnyCash and MerleHaggard).
Music/MerleHaggard).
3rd Nov '14 1:45:41 PM MickeyMoose
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George Glenn Jones (1931-2013) was, to say the least, one of ''the'' most important CountryMusic singers of all time. Active from the early [[TheFifties fifties]] to his death in 2013, he has had an incredibly fruitful career that includes nearly 170 single releases in all. He is widely regarded as one of the most skilled and distinctive vocalists in country music history, and is considered by many country music artists and scholars to be the greatest ever. Among all of his songs, "He Stopped Loving Her Today", a song written about his break-up with Tammy Wynette, is often cited as the best country music song of all time (ironically, its only real competition is "Stand By Your Man" a song written and performed by Tammy Wynette, who was married to Jones at the time, and wrote the song ''about'' her relationship with Jones) and others such as "A Good Year for the Roses" and "The Grand Tour" have attained legendary status in country music canon.

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George Glenn Jones (1931-2013) was, to say the least, one of ''the'' most important CountryMusic singers of all time.time, and given his influence on a large number of ''very'' important rock-and-roll singers, was arguably one of the most important pop singers as well. Active from the early [[TheFifties fifties]] to his death in 2013, he has had an incredibly fruitful career that includes nearly 170 single releases in all. He is widely regarded as one of the most skilled and distinctive vocalists in country music history, and is considered by many country music artists and scholars to be the greatest ever. Among all of his songs, "He Stopped Loving Her Today", a song written about his break-up with Tammy Wynette, is often cited as the best country music song of all time (ironically, its only real competition is "Stand By Your Man" a song written and performed by Tammy Wynette, who was married to Jones at the time, and wrote the song ''about'' her relationship with Jones) and others such as "A Good Year for the Roses" and "The Grand Tour" have attained legendary status in country music canon.
12th Aug '14 8:19:45 AM Twentington
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