28 April 2013

George Jones was too towering a figure to only get one tribute... On Friday, following his passing, I donated to the Country Music Hall of Fame & Museum, which will help keep his memory and his music alive for generations to come. 

Today comes word of the official charity that his family would like for friends and fans to donate to, so I’m donating again in honor of George Jones to the Opry Trust Fund. The Opry Trust Fund, an off shoot of the Grand Ole Opry, offers financial assistance to those in the country music industry in need. 

If you’re not that familiar with Jones, here are 10 hits you should immediately acquaint yourself with. These are in no particular order, other than “He Stopped Loving Her Today,” which should be at the top of any George Jones playlist.

“He Stopped Loving Her Today”
“A Good Year for The Roses” 
“The Race Is On” 
“The Grand Tour” 
“Golden Ring” (with Tammy Wynette)
“Why, Baby Why” 
“She Thinks I Still Care”
“White Lightning”
“A Picture of Me (Without You)”
“If Drinkin’ Don’t Kill Me (Her Memory Will)”

April 28: Opry Trust Fund

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