George Jones

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George Jones performing at Country Fever in Pryor Creek, Oklahoma in 2005.

George Glenn Jones (September 12, 1931April 26, 2013) was an American musician, country music singer and songwriter.


  • It's never been for love of money. I thank God for it because it makes me a living. But I sing because I love it, not because of the dollar signs.
    • Billboard - 28 Oct 2006 - Page 48.

About George Jones[edit]

  • While he and his idol, Hank Williams, have both affected generations with a plaintive veracity of voice that has set them apart, Jones has an additional gift—a voice of exceptional range, natural elegance, and lucent tone. Gliding toward high tenor, plunging toward deep bass, the magisterial portamento of his onward-coursing baritone emits white-hot sparks and torrents of blue, investing his poison love songs with a tragic gravity and inflaming his celebrations of the honky-tonk ethos with the hellfire of abandon.

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