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Family, Friends and Fans Come Together for George Jones’ Funeral – Pictures

George Jones was laid to rest on Thursday (May 2). After a nearly three-hour-long celebration of his life at the Grand Ole Opry, the country legend was buried during a service at the Woodlawn Cemetery in Nashville. It was an emotional day, but not one without a few smiles -- and even bursts of laughter -- as friends, family and fans shared memories of the Possum. 

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KORD and the Legends of Country Show with Ed Dailey Present a Tribute to George Jones this Sunday

Born September 12, 1931, George Jones is considered one of the most important and influential singers in the history of American popular music, and Nashville’s biggest stars are taking the news hard.

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Keith Urban Sings Musical Tribute to George Jones

Keith Urban offered his musical tribute to George Jones, who passed away today (April 26) at the age of 81. While seated at and playing a white piano, Urban sang a few bars of Jones' 'He Stopped Loving Her Today,' which is largely regarded as one of the most important country songs ever.

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Hear Yakima Radio Legend’s Interview With George Jones

Two years ago while cleaning out my office I stumbled upon some old tapes of 99.3 The Bull in Yakima (KORD's sister station) featuring long-time DJ "Hutch." Not a day goes by that I don't think about Hutch, his great laugh and caring personality. So when I found a tape of him speaking to George and Nancy Jones, I had to share it with you! Celebrities usually don't just call a radio station out of the blue like this.

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George Jones Dead at 81: Country Stars React

Country music artists and fans are reeling from the news that George Jones, arguably one of the greatest country singers of all time, died on Friday April 26. Born September 12, 1931, Jones is considered one of the most important and influential singers in the history of American popular music, and Nashville's biggest stars are taking the news hard.

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George Jones Dead at 81

Country music has lost one of its all-time-greatest icons, as legendary singer George Jones died Friday (April 26) at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville. He was hospitalized on April 18 with a fever and irregular blood pressure.

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Greg Reveals His Favorite Country Song Lyrics

 

 

At the end of the day it's about the music. Here are some of my favorite lines from some great tunes!

  • "If the whiskey don't kill me her memory will" by George Jones
  • "The road goes on forever and the party never ends" by Robert Earl Keen
  • "Everything gets hotter when the sun goes down" by Kenny Chesney
  • "Because you're mine, I walk the line" by Johnny Cash
  • "Life ain't always beautiful, but it's a beautiful ride" by Gary Allen
  • "I ain't as good as I'm gonna get but I'm better than I used to be" by Tim McGraw
  • "Save a horse, ride a cowboy" by Big and Rich
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George Jones Hospitalized with Respiratory Infection

George Jones was admitted to a Nashville hospital Monday for treatment for a lingering upper respiratory infection. He will undergo testing and evaluation.

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He Stopped Singing Here Today

Country Music Legends are getting harder to come by, hang in there George

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George Jones Announces 2012 Tour Dates

George Jones may be getting up there in age (he turned 80 in September), but he isn’t done hitting the road yet! The ‘Why Baby Why’ hitmaker just announced plans to tour North America through November 2012, touching some 35 cities over the next year.

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