Fox News - Fair & Balanced

Gene Autry

George Jones, country superstar, dies at 81

George Jones, the peerless, hard-living country singer who recorded dozens of hits about good times and regrets and peaked with the heartbreaking classic "He Stopped Loving Her Today," has died. He was 81.Jones died Friday at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville after being hospitalized with fever and irregular blood pressure, according to his publicist Kirt Webster.With one of the most golden voices of any genre, a clenched, precise, profoundly expressive baritone, Jones had No. 1 songs in five separate decades, 1950s to 1990s. He was idolized not just by fellow country artists, but by Frank Sinatra, Pete Townshend, Elvis Costello, James Taylor and countless others. "If we all could sing like we wanted to, we'd all sound like George Jones," Waylon Jennings once sang."My heart is absolutely broken. George Jones was my all time favorite singer and one of my favorite people in the world. My heart goes out to Nancy and all his family and friends," fellow country star Dolly Pa...

Read More

  1. Former Dodgers, Angels exec Dick Walsh dead

    Dick Walsh, a former executive with the Los Angeles Dodgers , California Angels and the North American Soccer League, has died. He was 85.Walsh died of natural cause...

  2. Two Disney Legends Die Within a Day of Each Other

    They shared a stage at Disneyland five days a week for nearly three decades and died within a day of each other.Betty Taylor, who played Slue Foot Sue in Disney's lo...

  3. After Gibson Raid, Other Guitar Makers at Risk of Breaking Law

    It's as sweet a sound as you can imagine. A $10,000 guitar expertly crafted by the hands of Dave Berkowitz, a master luthier in Washington, D.C. But Berkowitz's guit...

  4. Joe Guy on 'Huckabee'

    Australian musician performs 'Long Rider' on FNC

  5. Got an Elvis Story? Graceland Wants to Hear It

    Managers of Elvis Presley's Graceland are looking for people with personal stories to tell about the king of rock 'n' roll — people like John "Bull" Bramlett who pla...

  6. Got an Elvis Story? Graceland Wants to Hear It

    Managers of Elvis Presley's Graceland are looking for people with personal stories to tell about the king of rock 'n' roll — people like John "Bull" Bramlett who pla...

  7. 'Public Enemies' Likely to Earn Oscar Nods?

    Rewarding filmmaking this year includes Michael Mann's "Public Enemies."Lean and fast, "Public Enemies" is an epic thriller starring Johnny Depp as gangster John Dil...

  8. Angels rule baseball in Southern California

    Throughout their first 40 years of existence, the Angels lived in the shadow of the Los Angeles Dodgers.In the past decade, however, the Angels have become the pride...

  9. 'Public Enemies' Likely to Earn Oscar Nods?

    Rewarding filmmaking this year includes Michael Mann's "Public Enemies."Lean and fast, "Public Enemies" is an epic thriller starring Johnny Depp as gangster John Dil...

  10. Hollywood EBay Treasure Hunt

    Famed Beverly Hills Courier columnist George Christy gives you an insider's peek into Hollywood's A-list parties and personalities.The impact of eBay auctions is spa...

  11. Hollywood EBay Treasure Hunt

    Famed Beverly Hills Courier columnist George Christy gives you an insider's peek into Hollywood's A-list parties and personalities.The impact of eBay auctions is spa...

  12. Johnny Grant, Honorary Hollywood Mayor, Dead at 84

    Johnny Grant, the avuncular honorary mayor of Hollywood who traveled the world as Tinseltown's No. 1 cheerleader for more than a half-century, has died. He was 84.Gr...

  1. Stepping up to keep jobs in the US

    Kerry Cunningham on how to build an all-American company during slow economic growth

  2. 'Gone With the Wind' actress Ann Rutherford dies

    Ann Rutherford, the demure brunette actress who played the sweetheart in the long-running Andy Hardy series and Scarlett O'Hara's youngest sister in "Gone With the W...

  3. Unrelenting heat wave bakes half the US; 30 dead

    Americans dipped into the water, went to the movies and rode the subway just to be in air conditioning Saturday for relief from unrelenting heat that has killed 30 p...

  4. Unrelenting heat wave bakes half the US; 30 dead

    Americans dipped into the water, went to the movies and rode the subway just to be in air conditioning Saturday for relief from unrelenting heat that has killed 30 p...

  5. Extreme heat bakes Midwest, parts of East Coast

    Americans dipped into the water, went to the movies and rode the subway just to be in air conditioning Saturday for relief from unrelenting heat that has killed 30 p...

  6. Travel: Palm Springs In 5...

    Palm Springs, California is one resort town that lacks attitude. Perhaps the year-round sunshine makes everyone a bit sun-baked, while the many laid-back retirees-in...

  7. Tests show no new heart issues for Nolan Ryan

    Tests done Monday on Texas Rangers President Nolan Ryan showed no new heart problems for the Hall of Fame pitcher, who was hospitalized after experiencing discomfort...

‹ Prev123Next ›