Country legend George Jones: 1931-2013

The country singer touched the world with countless hit songs.



    George Jones The hard-living country singer recorded dozens of hits about good times and regrets and peaked with the heartbreaking classic "He Stopped Loving Her Today," died on April 26. He was 81 years old.  Click through for a look back at his legendary life. (AP)


    George Jones In 2012 he was presented with a Grammy Lifetime Achievement award. At the ceremony his longtime friend Merle Haggard paid tribute to him. (AP)


    George Jones  The singer performs "He Stopped Loving Her Today" before presenting Single of the Year during the 36th annual Country Music Association Awards at the Grand Ole Opry on Nov. 6, 2002 in Tennessee.  (Reuters)


    George Jones Naomi Judd poses with country music legend George Jones as they arrive at the 35th annual Academy of Country Music Awards in 2000. (Reuters)


    George Performs Garth Brooks (left) and George Jones (right) perform "Beer Run" at the 35th annual Country Music Association awards on Nov. 7, 2001.  (Reuters)


    George Jones 2008 Kennedy Center Honoree country singer George Jones holds hands with his wife Nancy Sepulvado as they arrive at the Gala on Dec. 7, 2008.  (Reuters)


    Country Duet George Jones performs with Tammy Wynette at the Country Music Association Awards in Nashville on Oct. 4, 1995. George was married to Tammy for seven years before the couple divorced in 1976. (Reuters)


    George and Nancy George and his fourth wife Nancy arrive for the 2008 Honors gala dinner at the US State Department in Washington on Dec. 6, 2008.  The 31st Annual Kennedy Center Honors awards are given for lifetime achievement in the performing arts.  (Reuters)
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