If you haven’t heard, George Jones passed away on Friday, he was 81 years old. Most country music fans loved him-but I’ve known a few who didn’t. Either way-no one can deny the impact he had on the genre of country music.
Pap isn’t what you’d call a George Jones fan-oh he liked a lot of George’s earliest recordings-just not the drinking and carousing songs that came later. But Pap said he knew why George Jones was such a super star-it was because he had ‘it’. Pap went on to say he had no idea what ‘it’ was-other than to describe ‘it’ as an innate appeal to the masses that some people have.
Unlike Pap, I do like the songs George did later in his career-ones like The Grand Tour, Yesterday’s Wine, and He Stopped Loving Her Today. They all remind me of riding the back roads of Haywood County with The Deer Hunter in a jacked up Scottsdale Chevrolet Truck.
Chatter and Chitter made a go at one of George’s songs in honor of his musical career-Choices.
I hope you enjoyed the song.