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Saturday, April 27, 2013

George Jones Years Ago

by David S. Pointer

The news man announced
that George Jones had died
and I started remembering
a story that an old tunesmith
shared with me twenty years
ago about circuit days when
Buck Owens and George
Jones were touring together
and Buck wouldn’t share
top billing from show to
show so the next night
George hit the stage and
sang all of Buck’s songs
and Buck couldn’t sing
George’s tunes so he had
to repeat the same songs
George had poured over
the audience to a bout
of hissing and booing, then
the following night George
Jones headlined the tour
and Buck learned what
a melodic Opossum
could really do.

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