George Jones created memories.
From his first No. 1, "White Lightning," to his singles with Tammy Wynette, CNN commenters recall Jones' music as a soundtrack for the good and the bad times.
As the world learns of the country legend's death at 81 on Friday, those memories his music helped build are standing out for fans.
"Spent months holed up in a one bedroom apartment with 'He Stopped Loving Her Today' on repeat when my first marriage fell apart," said commenter Michael Davis.
"He was such a part of my growing up (my mom loved his music)," added Lissa. "This makes my heart a bit heavy today."
Commenter Duane A. Donecker, too, has "great memories of my family doing things together with [Jones'] music in the background ... Your music will never die."
"George Jones was such a part of my childhood," said Txgal1963. "My mom and dad listened to his music on the eight-track tape player in our station wagon. Rest in peace, George Jones! I know what I'll be playing on Pandora today!"
That reader wasn't alone, as many others chimed in to say that they'll be remembering Jones through the sounds created throughout his influential career.
For many country listeners, Jones personified what the genre is all about.
"Not American. Didn't grow up in America. Just came here from England about 7 years ago," said commenter Colin J. Morgan. "When I wanted to learn about country music (such an American thing!), this man was on the top of every single list new friends gave me, when it came to whom I should start listening to first. Fantastic voice full of raw emotion. RIP."
As commenter Bobby Williston said, "No one's gonna fill his shoes."
I grew up listening to George Jones. I still love him to this day. Country music today just isn't the same as it was in the 60's and 70's back then there was some great music and great performers. Now I listen to CD'S or the computer to classic country stations because a lot of today's country sounds more like rock then country.
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its makes me so said that this man passed...a true talent....i salute you sir.
Sad, makes me miss my mom
George will be loved forever. He was one of my all time favorite country stars.I loved his music and have alot of his albums. Rest in Peace George!
i was so sorry to hear about george's death-the world will miss you while your gone but you will never be forgotton.
love the movie..its so me...
No Matter what u do too her....she is always standing up and not a criminal hoe.
unprofessionalism at its peek but stallone always gets up cuz he's going too back too wall street tomorrow morning
I loved George Jones with all my heart and soul, from the top of my head to the tips of my toes. He played both kinds of music: country AND western. Not many people can say they do that.
I was surprised there was not more coverage on George's life when he died. When Cash died, it was all over the news with specials on the so called Country Music Televeision station etc. and other places and I taped most of them. I guess it shows how far down country music has gone the last 2 or 3 decades. The so called country music stations never play any country music today because there is none to play. They fill the airways with songs that all sound alike and no one is different than the rest. I liked it back in the day when people in country had talent and really stood for something and were easily identified by their music and voice instead of sounding like repeats of everyone else. I never listen to country music anymore on the radio. When I want to hear country music, I put on a CD, vinyl record or cassette tape of the Possum, Merle, Waylon, Cash or Tom T Hall. I will never change. Sorry to see real country music die out but it has been dying for a long time and soon it will be gone except on records and tapes.
RIP Possum! Watch the George Jones Tribute Video @ http://countrymusicsongs.co/george-jones-dies/.
Your shoes can't be filled George. You are an icon of Country Music and I'll never stop loving you!
Are you retarded?
Oohhh, George JONES... So I still have hope for getting my money back from having to sit through Pure Country? Whew, thought my $4 (it was the 90's & went to an afternoon matinee) would be gone forever. Bye George, thanks for the rocking chair. Now, other George, about my $4....
His shoes cannot be filled! RIP ! Many memories you have left us. Thank you!
Missing you already--Peace to your family.
George: there will never be another you!
R.I.P. George Jones. I loved all his songs. He will be miss by everyone. God bless hie family and friends.
RIP. George Jones..........The man who made country music what it is today.........He will me sadly missed, but never forgotten...........prayers for his wife and childre........
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I am truly heart broken-My favorite county singer of all time–I did get to see him live once and so very , very grateful–I have all his Cd's..Rest in peace George, you brought joy to many with your music–
He was a great singer. I saw in person 1 time at Hanford Fox Theater and it was a great show. RIP George
Great C&W singer... I could never get sober because I kept listenen' to Relief Is Just A Swallow Away
george is the best
living in the projects we grew up on george strait–all i had was my tool and george.
How does George Strait tie into the death of George Jones?
what a talent.
MANDY GEORGE STRAIT IS NOT EVEN CLOSE TO GEORGE JONES I SAW BOTH LIVE AND GEORGE STRAIT CANT CONNECT TO A CROWD, GOOD OLE GEORGE JONES MAKES YOU FEEL LIKE HES JUST A GOOD OLE BOY LIKE EVERYONE ONE ELSE, HES THE REAL DEAL, REAL COUNTRY MUSIC IS BEING LOST,
saw him ..in concert times....the world will miss you
Words will never express..............VOICE.....of..............VOICES.............RIp...
Absolutely one of the best..."He Stopped Loving Her Today" – without a doubt, the GREATEST country song ever. RIP
sorry too see u go george
I grew up in Jamaica listening to George. My library is full of great country singers, but George is the greatest! I'll miss you terribly George!
his memory will live on forever
there will never be another one like him. Was he the greatest of all time? Hard to say when you look at Hank and Willy but his almbu Two with Tammy was one of the best ever. They might have separated but their two voices will be married forever.
we must respect all the dead.
not the boyfriend–3 lez
And what are these so-called consequences? I have nothing against George Strait, but in the grand scheme of things he's just one of thousands that died the same day, but because he was a celebrity we have to honor him? Blow your consequences out your ass
Me too. I loved when he was on the A Team with Mr T. Mr T was cool. He'd say: I pity the foo.
bye george what a great talent
Sockpuppet, I am not dead. And GJ is still more famous than you. But you do have the rest of your life... to be a failure. What a drag!
RIP George Jones. Your music is what made me love Country music. My mom and dad used to play good ol' traditional country in the house when I was growing up. I'm 46 years old now, but still love listening to your Greatest Hits CD! Thanks for the great memories.
"With the blood from my body I could start my own still, if drinkin' don't kill me your memory will." I'm pouring two fingers in your honor and thanks so much, George!
I'll never forget that time he hosted SNL and played a Wisonsin cheese farmer with a lisp. That STILL cracks me up!
Rest In Peace George. Tonight I'll play your songs and have drinks to your honor. I'm glad I kept my unused tickets to one of your concerts of April last year. They will stay at my desk. Sorry you got sick and had to cancel, we all understand.
And thanks so much for continuing to perform for us right up to now. Most great performers will bow out and take it easy and enjoy the good life but you kept going-it shows just how much you loved the music and your fans. RIP.
Purple rain, purple rain.
Purple rain, purple rain.
If you know what I'm singing about up here.
C'mon raise your hand.
Purple rain, purple rain.
This was his best song. I liked when he would sing it on HeeHaw. Our whole family would laff and sing along.
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Did he play "The Shriner's Convention" song? My grandpa loved it.
That would be Ray Stevens.
Webster got old.
We used to watch him on Saturday afternoons on Soul Train. He'd fill in sometimes when Don Cornelius was on vacation. All us brothers and sisters loved him. RIP Big Fro Daddy. Your Funkadellic Soul sounds will be missed. Peace Out.
RIP George you will be missed you were the godfather of Country Music and will be severly missed.
Remember when he played Hannibal on The A Team? I loved that show.
date and time of disconnections...thanks
From a 'Jones Country', TX. gal.
ooops, RIP, brother sir
Bartender Blues, a bottle of jack, case of Lonestar, and all my other George Jones tunes, thats all Im doin tonight
Keep it CIVIL people or pay the consequences. This is an innocent 81 year old dead guy we are reporting about here.
He was The Godfather of Soul.
B E T is having a tribute day for him on Sunday. Going to play all his old songs from when he was with Parliment and The O'Jays. His tunes with George Clinton and Parlimnet Funkadellic are legendary.
yep we got it
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