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.

Quotes[edit]

  • There are questions I'm still not wise enough to answer, just wise enough to no longer ask.
    • I Lived to Tell It All (1996, ebook 2014), Page 148.
  • Maybe some folks are alcoholics and others are just voluntary drunks. Maybe some folks drink due to body chemistry and others due to their lazy characters. Maybe some have drinking problems, while others have problems enough to drink.
    • I Lived to Tell It All (1996, ebook 2014), Page 205.
  • I've seen hate change many things for the worse. I've seen love change everything for the good.
    • I Lived to Tell It All (1996, ebook 2014), Page 205.
  • I took my $100,000 and bought a new Corvette, a lot of cocaine, and spent the rest on foolishness.
    • I Lived to Tell It All (1996, ebook 2014), Page 327.
  • 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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