‘Tis almost 5 years since the passing of one of the great country music legends of all time. Yes, behind the tune of He Stopped Loving Her Today, When The Grass Grows Over Me, The Grand Tour, and She Thinks I Still Care, George Jones was one genius musician. And no one can deny that.
George Jones wasn’t just a country superstar. He was an icon who truly lived the American dream.
The Possum was laid to rest at the Grand Ole Opry House and will be greatly missed. George Jones passed away on April 26, 2013, at the age of 81.
During the funeral of Jones, some of the most famous names in the country music industry joined and paid tribute to the icon. Among them are Patty Loveless and Vince Gill, whose tribute was an emotional one.