I don’t usually make anything other than passing mention of the death of musical figures, but this one really hurts, per this Tweet from our friend Kathleen Geier:
George Jones, RIP. As a singer, he was, except for Hank Williams, country music’s greatest. More when I blog this w/e
I do look forward to what Kathleen has to say about the Possum at PA this weekend, but for the moment, this is how I feel about the loss of the man whose music so perfectly expressed the shattered dreams of southern white folk:
Gram Parsons called Jones “the king of broken hearts.” Mine is broken by his passing.