Without a doubt, George Jones is one of the greatest Country Music superstars to ever grace this planet. Not only was he a patriotic singer and songwriter, Jones was an international star who created a number of hit records. But he was probably best known for his popular song “He Stopped Loving Her Today.”
Jones was often referred to as one of the greatest country music singers of all time, and his music inspired many musicians and songwriters.
Unfortunately, George Jones passed away on April 26, 2013 at the age of 81. But his memory would not go quietly into the dark night.
Alan Jackson stood up for one of his heroes and the world’s country music icon – he took the stage at the Grand Ole Opry and sang Jones’s most popular hit in a heartfelt tribute to the great musician. And you can see the tear jerking performance below!
While at the country music great’s funeral, Jackson sang Jones’s hit “He Stopped Loving Her Today” and put everyone watching in tears. The rendition was so emotional and enthusiastic that everyone felt the singer’s broken heart through the song.
From the performance it is clear that George Jones influenced Alan Jackson. The singer’s music played a major part in making Alan Jackson the man and country musician he is today.
When you watch the YouTube video that has been seen more than 11 million times by country music fans across the globe, you’ll tear like they did.
The funeral service was held at the music venue on May 2, 2013 and was a great way for the world to celebrate the life and music of George Jones.
According to fans on YouTube, the show was a big success and a wonderful tribute to the late, great Jones.
“how could anyone not love this tribute…..he had all his heat and soul in this one..”
“Alan Jackson such a great Country singer in honor of George Jones…sad & beautiful.”
“You have to give Alan Jackson absolute respect on this. He’s barely keeping himself together singing the most famous (and saddest and most relevant) song by arguably the most famous country singer of all time at the man’s funeral. And he sang it exactly right. A beautiful thing at a time of tragedy.”
“This was my dad’s favorite song, he had me listen to this song for a few days to write down the words.. and we would sing it regularly together, when he passed in 2000 – we played this song sung by George- there was not ONE DRY EYE at the funeral – George’s songs touched every person in every aspect of life, Alan Jackson sang it with his heart, as George had written it.”
“Alan, a good man to even attempt this at Georges funeral. As I have read, this guy, and many others, loved George, and didnt George motivate so many.”
“Alan, I know you’ll never read this but I thank you so much for doing this we all know it was hard for you to hold back the tears and I remember the day my dad told me he died probably one of the saddest days of my life,” Levy Johnson wrote.
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