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Friday, April 26, 2013

George Jones, R.I.P.

One of the great country singers--and characters--ever, George Jones, has died at 81.  There was a hoax going around about this but presume now this is true.  Favorite detail from NYT obit:  "His drinking had gotten worse. At one point his wife hid the keys to all his cars, so he drove his lawn mower into Beaumont to a liquor store — an incident he would later commemorate in a song and in music videos. They were divorced not long afterward."

"The Possum" at his best:

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