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On This Day: George Jones Released ‘Cold Hard Truth’ Album in 1999

Twenty-two years ago today, George Jones announced his return to “hardcore country” when he released his album ‘Cold Hard Truth’. The album is widely considered to be the late singer’s return to the original country sound that defined his early work. says the decision resulted in “an instant classic and a must-have for any Jones record collection.”
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On Monday, May 17, 2021, George Jones, devoted husband and proud father, passed on peacefully at age 72. He was born in the fall of 1948 to Bill and Betsy Jones of North Little Rock, Ark. He was preceded in death by his parents; and his older brother, Carthal Jones.
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'The Voice': Kenzie Wheeler Covers George Jones' "He Stopped Loving Her Today" In Top 9 Performance

Contestant Kenzie Wheeler first blew all four coaches away on NBC's The Voice season 20 with his incredible cover of Keith Whitley's "Don't Close Your Eyes." Especially Kelly Clarkson who couldn't stop yelling "Please, pick me!" as soon as the song was finished. But it wasn't just Clarkson who was a fan of Wheeler's performance...the country singer ended up getting an impressive four-chair turn.
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On This Day: George Jones Honored With Pioneer Award at 28th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards in 1993

When it comes to singers, you don’t get much better than George Jones. If you needed any proof of that, just about every country music legend looked up to him. Johnny Cash, Waylon Jennings, Alan Jackson, and countless other stars have all heaped praises upon ol’ Possum. There’s no denying that he was one of the best singers to ever step behind a microphone. In fact, before he passed away, many called him the greatest living country singer. Many others would say that only part of that has changed since his passing.

‘White Lightning’: Country Hero George Jones Pops Onto The Hot 100

In chart terms, the legend of the man they called “Possum,” the late and great George Jones, was built first and foremost on his achievements in the country genre. Seventy-eight Top 10 hits on that chart between 1955 and 1990 tell their own story. But George did make a handful of crossover appearances on the pop countdown. On May 4, 1959, he landed the first of them with “White Lightning.”
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Top 10 George Jones Songs

George Jones' songs are among the most iconic in the history of country music. The singer was a vital part of the fabric of country music for more than five decades. Despite a host of personal troubles that plagued him throughout most of his adult life, Jones created a recorded legacy that is virtually unrivaled in country music. Unlike many of his contemporaries, he kept evolving and having hits well into his later years. He served as not only an inspiration, but a mentor to many of country's biggest stars, taking a personal interest in future generations of country music.