Music Never Stops Loving, Any DayGeorge Jones died today at the age of 81. A hard 81, too. I haven't the eloquence needed for a proper tribute to one of the supreme artists of American popular music in any genre, and the most unforgettable single voice in country music history.
So I urge whatever audience I have to chuck some of their weekend plans and acquire and listen to as much of Jones' work as possible. If you know his work, it's the most fitting means of mourning. If you do not, well, it's well past time to learn it. Rewarding is about the palest adjective I can imagine to describe the experience you're in for.