I'm so sad to hear this. One of the greatest voices in the history of country music, George Jones, has died at the age of 81.
Here's the latest on this sad story from TMZ I found this great pictorial of his life and times in this morning's online edition of the Nashville newspaper, The Tennesseean here I met "The Possum" 3 times in my career. There were 2 other times at venues where he didn't show. "No Show Jones" lived up to his reputation more times than that. But man, when he did show, you knew you were in the presence of a true American Original. George Jones will be remembered for a tremendous body of work, but this song, to me, is one of his greatest.