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YMMV / George Jones

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  • Awesome Music:
    • "He Stopped Loving Her Today."
    • "A Good Year for the Roses".
  • Covered Up:
    • "Love Bug" is perhaps better known through George Strait's cover.
    • His version of "The Race Is On" is on pretty close footing: both his and Sawyer Brown's cover both seem equally recognized.
    • In a lesser example, his Shelby Lynne duet "If I Could Bottle This Up" was later a slightly higher-charting hit when releaed three years later by its writer, Paul Overstreet.
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    • Two tracks off High-Tech Redneck were covered by other artists: Patty Loveless covered "A Thousand Times a Day" in 1996, and Chad Brock covered "The Visit" in 2000.
    • His 2001 single "50,000 Names" was first released by its writer, Jamie O'Hara.
    • "A Good Year for the Roses" is better known among rock fans as an Elvis Costello song.
    • "White Lightning" was originally written and recorded by J.P. "The Big Bopper" Richardson. Jones' version was recorded just six days after Richardson's death.
    • Chris Stapleton's version of "Tennessee Whiskey" is so different from Jones' version, newer fans might not even know it's a cover. And Jones' version itself is a cover; it was originally sung by David Allan Coe.
  • First and Foremost: Although his version of "Why Baby Why" was blunted on the charts by Red Sovine and Webb Pierce's #1 version (followed swiftly by another version by Hank Locklin), and Charley Pride later had a #1 hit with it again in 1983, it's still thought of as mainly Jones's song.
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  • Suspiciously Similar Song: "White Lightning" has more than a passing resemblance to "Johnny B. Goode".


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