Just heard the news that George Jones has died. He was 81. Considering some of the stories that have come out about him over the years, that’s kind of impressive.
Even when I was a little kid who didn’t care much at all for country music, I had to admit that I liked George. If for no other reason, White Lightning. You can’t listen to that song and not have fun. It’s impossible. Between the music, the words and that noise, you just can’t do it.
I also liked this one. I wish I could remember who it was who always used to sing the chorus and get it stuck in my head.
As I got older and smarter, of course I grew to enjoy a lot more of his music. But of all of it, the Grand Tour always sticks out the most. What an amazing, heartbreaking song.
Whatever your favourite is, now might be a good time to crank it up and remember one of the best.