George Jones, Country Music Hall of Famer Dies At 81
10:24 AM, Apr 26, 2013
By Peter Cooper, The Tennessean
"The King of Broken Hearts" just broke many more.
Country Music Hall of Famer George Jones, a master of sad country ballads whose voice held the bracing power, the sweetness and the burn of an evening's final pull from a bourbon bottle, has died after an illness that hosptialized him since April 18. He was 81, and was often called the greatest male vocalist in country music history.