The George Jones Who’s Gonna Fill Their Shoes song was released in June 1985 as the first single and title track from his album of the same name. This song peaked at number three on the Billboard Hot Country Singles chart. Iconic country singer George Jones released “Who’s Gonna Fill Their Shoes” in 1985 as a tribute to the legendary artists of his time.
The song tells of the importance of singers such as Waylon Jennings, Willie Nelson, Johnny Cash, and Merle Haggard. “Who’s Gonna Fill Their Shoes” questions who will replace these artists in the years to come— and become legends for future generations. With music videos being a recently new concept at the time, Jones filmed his first-ever music video for this song. The video went on to win Music Video of the Year at the CMA Awards in 1986. This became the most popular music video of his career with over 17 million views as of January of 2022.
Enjoy the original music video for “Who’s Gonna Fill Their Shoes” below!