Inside Alan Jackson’s Friendship With George Jones

Alan Jackson Joined by George Jones’ Widow on Stage for ‘He Stopped Loving Her Today’ in 2013

There’s something special about not only meeting your idol, but also befriending them. This happens oftentimes in Hollywood when actors and musicians find themselves walking the red carpet alongside the very people who inspired them to follow their dreams. One such relationship that has a touching backstory is that of Alan Jackson and George Jones. Jackson has spoken candidly about the role that Jones played in helping him find his way in country music, and every comment is bathed in admiration and pride. Fortunately for Jackson, it would appear that the feeling is mutual. Not only did Jackson get to meet his hero, but the two went on to become rather close friends until the time of Jones’s death.

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