The music world lost a true legend today when George Jones passed away at 81. He had recently checked into the Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville with irregular blood pressure and fever according to his publicist, Kirt Webster.
George had a reputation for hard living, and his smooth baritone voice softened the rough edges of his subject matter. His unique golden tone made for one of the most magnetic voices in country music. His talent, battles with alcohol, and troubled love life helped fuel a bucketful of country hit singles, two Grammy awards, and a spot in the Country Music Hall of Fame. George Jones was not a just a country singer, but an American icon. He will be sorely missed.
Thanks for the music George. How beautiful heaven must be.
This playlist includes 14 George Jones recordings that reached the number one spot on the Country music chart, and they are listed in chronological order starting with his first hit, "White Lightning", circa 1959.
George Jones' #1 Country Hits
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