About 2 1/2 weeks ago, I heard the sad news of the passing of George Jones. I was shocked when I first heard it.
"The greatest voice to ever grace country music will never die. Jones has a place in every heart that ever loved any kind of music." - Garth Brooks
"He had a voice that was truth, raw, & unfiltered. You can't get any realer, any more tortured, or any more alive. No one can do what George Jones does and that's why, 50 years later, he still stands out as one of the greatest singers in any genre of all time." - Kenny Chesney
People were shocked when Michael Jackson died? George Jones was the Michael Jackson of Country Music. His music will live on in country music fans. He is one of the legends who I love listening to.
I'm always reminded how proud I am to be a country music fan.
"True country music is honesty, sincerity, & real life to the hilt." - Garth Brooks
"Country music has become the music that best represents the reality of American life." - Brad Paisley
"Country music is the people's music. It just speaks about real life and about truth and it tells things how they really are." - Faith Hill
"The great thing about country fans is that, when you say fans, I don't even mean mine. You guys are loyal to everyone in this room. It's the most amazing, loyal fan base in the world." - Brad Paisley
If you're a country music fan, I urge you to, sometime in your life, go down to Nashville & attend a show at the Opry. It's really something you have to experience. There's nothing like it &, if you can, take a tour as well. The history behind the Opry and country music is so rich & being there just makes you so proud of everything country music has accomplished. Also, go see the Ryman: where the Opry started. It's amazing to see all the historical pieces and the building itself is beautiful.