I ganked this video from the collection Max posted to Gawker.

Down amongst the gray comments, I submitted a memory of how I used to play his "He Stopped Loving Her Today" on the jukebox in what can only be described as a dive bar, back in college, after last call and before closing time.


As someone who came of age in that precipice between the Old and New South, George Jones was part of my childhood landscape. He was always on the television and the radio, so I think it's kind of natural to ask "Who's Going to Fill Their Shoes".

Now that his demons have been defeated, may he rest in peace.