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Old 04-29-2021, 08:40 AM   #1
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I was listening to the radio on the way to work this morning. DJs were talking about the last words that George Jones spoke before he passed away. One of them asked the other if he'd heard about it? The other said he hadnt. He said, that Georges wife released a statement that said:
George had been on his death bed and hadnt spoken for quite a long time. One day, she was standing at the foot of his bed, with the doctor. George suddenly opened his eyes. She stepped towards him but the doctor held her back. She said that George said "well, nice to meet you. I've been looking for you. My name is George Jones." and he closed his eyes and passed away.
She said she firmly believes that he saw God, and closed his eyes.
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Old 04-29-2021, 08:48 AM   #2
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You think God was wondering if George was actually gonna show up?


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Old 04-29-2021, 08:49 AM   #3
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Old 04-29-2021, 08:56 AM   #4
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I hope he did. George had his demons, but he was (IMO) the greatest male country vocalist EVER.
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Old 04-29-2021, 09:00 AM   #5
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Old 04-29-2021, 09:09 AM   #6
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Old 04-29-2021, 09:10 AM   #7
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reckon God addressed him as "No Show" when he got there, or just George?
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Old 04-29-2021, 09:22 AM   #9
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Jones. The best for sure.
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Old 04-29-2021, 09:24 AM   #10
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well, I am sure, he was Late, as he was also well know for that as well,
at Greenville Municipal Auditorium he was always late for his set.
he was a hell of a singer,
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Old 04-29-2021, 09:25 AM   #11
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There was a thread on here some years ago asking the biggest music act you had been to, or something like that. My biggest was George Jones in the mid 1980s. Verbena Al. Olí George never got out of the bus!
It was during his prime singing, drinking and whatever else days!
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Old 04-29-2021, 09:28 AM   #12
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Old 04-29-2021, 09:33 AM   #13
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I hope he did. George had his demons, but he was (IMO) the greatest male country vocalist EVER.
Ditto this.
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Old 04-29-2021, 09:49 AM   #14
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I’ll always regret that I never saw him in concert. He was the best !
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Old 04-29-2021, 09:57 AM   #15
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Old 04-29-2021, 09:57 AM   #16
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The Best Country singer to ever Live!!!!
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Old 04-29-2021, 09:59 AM   #17
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Old 04-29-2021, 10:40 AM   #18
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That right there is funny, I don't care who you are!
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Old 04-29-2021, 10:43 AM   #19
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I heard that this morning. Great story..Good ol Southeast Texas boy
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Old 04-29-2021, 10:45 AM   #20
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reckon God addressed him as "No Show" when he got there, or just George?

Iím of the belief he referred to him as Opossum.


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Old 04-29-2021, 10:48 AM   #21
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Very interesting.
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Old 04-29-2021, 10:57 AM   #22
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No, God was just curious who was gonna fill his shoes
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Old 04-29-2021, 11:05 AM   #23
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You had about a 50/50 chance that George was gonna show, but it was sure worth the chance if he did show. Never be another like The Possum !,
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Old 04-29-2021, 11:24 AM   #24
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Old 04-29-2021, 11:27 AM   #25
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Classic Jones.
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Old 04-29-2021, 11:44 AM   #26
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Old 04-29-2021, 11:56 AM   #27
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I saw him play in a bar outside of Baytown one night. He put on a really good show.

I was also in a bar named Manual's in Mamou, La. one Saturday afternoon when an old man walked in and sat beside me at the bar. after a couple of beers he asked me to let him know if I see a state trooper pull up outside. Or, if I see one walk in. I asked if he was in some sort of trouble. He said no. I am George Jones' fiddle player this weekend and he is sending a trooper to pick me up. I chuckled and went back to listening to the Cajun band that was playing and sipping on my good cold beer. A few minutes later a trooper in full uniform walks in and calls out his name. The old Cajun man looks up and says "see ya later my frand. Old possum is call'n. I about sheet myself."
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Iíll always regret that I never saw him in concert. He was the best !
I saw him in 2008/09, canít remember exactly due to alcohol intake during that time period Ol George had to have the words on the screen, due to loss of memory/age, but it was still one of the greatest shows Iíve ever had the pleasure of attending. Phenomenal and unforgettable
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No, God was just curious who was gonna fill his shoes
Not possible...................
RIP- Mr. Jones............
And thanks, for the memories................
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Old 04-29-2021, 12:31 PM   #30
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The only one, to come close..............................
Ray Price.................
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Old 04-29-2021, 12:39 PM   #32
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I have no doubt George Jones was a Christian and Jesus Christ showed up to take him home.

We all stumble, we all fight demons but even in our imperfections, once we ask for God's forgiveness and acknowledge His son as Lord and Savior, we are always His. Yes, we will continue to stumble but we will always be His.
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Old 04-29-2021, 12:47 PM   #33
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I leave this right here
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Old 04-29-2021, 12:51 PM   #35
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I hope he did. George had his demons, but he was (IMO) the greatest male country vocalist EVER.
I would agree with your statement about him being the greatest. I think "He Stopped Loving Her Today" is my all time favorite.
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I saw him play in a bar outside of Baytown one night. He put on a really good show.

I was also in a bar named Manual's in Mamou, La. one Saturday afternoon when an old man walked in and sat beside me at the bar. after a couple of beers he asked me to let him know if I see a state trooper pull up outside. Or, if I see one walk in. I asked if he was in some sort of trouble. He said no. I am George Jones' fiddle player this weekend and he is sending a trooper to pick me up. I chuckled and went back to listening to the Cajun band that was playing and sipping on my good cold beer. A few minutes later a trooper in full uniform walks in and calls out his name. The old Cajun man looks up and says "see ya later my frand. Old possum is call'n. I about sheet myself."
I was there too...Silverado club, then became a strip joint..now a rental equipment business....it was later in his career but still great.

I am torn between him or Conway as the best of all time.....

I could listen to nothing but those 2 all day
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Old 04-29-2021, 01:02 PM   #37
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Old 04-29-2021, 01:25 PM   #38
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He was good no doubt, but I don't think he was the best. Saw him back in the 70's at the Longhorn Ballroom. He was good, but there were others better. RIP Possum.
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I was there too...Silverado club, then became a strip joint..now a rental equipment business....it was later in his career but still great.

I am torn between him or Conway as the best of all time.....

I could listen to nothing but those 2 all day
That's the place. Had lots of good times there.
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Old 04-29-2021, 01:33 PM   #40
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I have to go with Merle as the GOAT but George does have the greatest song of all time.
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I have to go with Merle as the GOAT but George does have the greatest song of all time.
Top 5 for sure...

Sadly they are almost all gone now
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Pretty good story. Jones is a legend for sure. Still waiting to see "who's gona fill their shoes".
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Love me some Jones, but Strait had more #1 hits and sold a ton more records...
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and Tammy Wynette ...
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Love me some Jones, but Strait had more #1 hits and sold a ton more records...
I like George Strait as well, but those stats don't make him "better". I don't think GS has ever written any of his hits. Jones certainly didn't write most of his, but he did some.
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I like George Strait as well, but those stats don't make him "better". I don't think GS has ever written any of his hits. Jones certainly didn't write most of his, but he did some.
Strait is in the top 15 of most records sold. Jones doesn’t make the top 100.
Obviously some think Strait is “better”.
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Love me some Jones, but Strait had more #1 hits and sold a ton more records...
Then, with that being said I guess those stats would make Garth Brooks even more awesome?
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Then, with that being said I guess those stats would make Garth Brooks even more awesome?
I don’t care for him personally, but yes...
I am all ears if you have a better rating system that the world is unaware of
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You are obviously an excellent judge of talent.
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