No Show Jones

They called George Jones “No Show” because, well, he’d missed a lot of shows:

“No Show Jones” was a nickname that also stuck with George for many years, due to his failure to show up to many of his concerts. The country icon has admitted that drugs became a bad habit that he let overshadow his career.

Still, he’s been lean and clean for decades now, so it kind of hurts to think that he’s going to miss his farewell performance in Nashville on the 22nd of November: he was hospitalized last week for fever and fluctuating blood pressure, and he died this morning.

Arguably his most influential recording was 1980’s “He Stopped Loving Her Today.”

If you are unmoved by this, you have no heart.

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