George Jones

George Jones: 10 Facts About the Country Music Legend

Posted on 04/26/2013 by | Who's News | Comments

LegacyGeorge Jones, who died on April 26 at age 81 in Nashville, was such a giant in the world of country music that a song Jim Lauderdale wrote about him, “The King of Broken Hearts,” became a hit for George Strait. And that was a fitting appellation. Jones, who possessed a superlative, pitch-perfect baritone — Frank Sinatra reportedly once called him “the second greatest singer in the world” — was royalty as a vocalist. But he also exemplified the tension between …