RIP Music Legend George Jones Five Years After His Death
Five years ago today George Jones passed away at the age of 81. Over five decades Jones recorded and released some of Country's biggest songs of-all-time, perhaps none though bigger than "He Stopped Loving Her Today.”
The song is regarded by many as the greatest country song of all time -- The Possum took his signature song to No. 1 on the Billboard country singles chart on July 5th, in 1980,.
At the time it became Jones’s first solo No. 1 single in six years. The week after his death the song re-entered the Hot Country Songs chart at No. 21. As of November 13, 2013, the single has sold 521,000 copies in the United States. Alan Jackson honored Jones' memory by singing it during his funeral service on May 2, 2013.