Watch Allan Perform At George’s Funeral
Watch Alan Jackson Perform
‘He Stopped Loving Her Today’ at George Jones’ Funeral
Country superstar Alan Jackson closed out George Jones‘ funeral service in Nashville last Thursday with a fitting version of ‘He Stopped Loving Her Today.’ Now, the Grand Ole Opry has placed the video online for fans to enjoy.
Jones passed away on April 26, 2013. He and Jackson had known each other for a quarter of a century, with Jackson making a guest appearance on Jones’ ‘The Bradley Barn Sessions’ in 1994 singing ‘A Good Year for the Roses.’ At the 1999 CMA Awards Jackson interrupted his own scheduled performance to sing part of ‘Choices,’ a song the CMA had denied Jones the opportunity to perform in full during the broadcast.
He delivered ‘He Stopped Loving Her Today’ at Jones’ service as part homage and part musical tribute, mimicking the icon’s unique signature vocal delivery in places in an emotionally wrenching performance that fittingly brought the house down.
“Well, heaven better get ready for some great country music,” Jackson told TMZ after Jones’ passing. “Of course, he will always be the greatest singer and interpreter of real country music — there’ll never be another.”
Just had a chance to see this now… taking it easy ’cause it’s Mother’s Day! : ) Alan gave heart wrenching rendition of George’s beloved song. It felt like I was there in person… I’m soooo happy you shared this Dear Frans… watching it just made my day!!!! Hugs, Judy PS – I sometimes have to wait a few days after I get a video I want to see.. as my laptop computer is in the same room that Bill watches TV…. and I don’t always like to use headphones. He’s making me a meal now (bless him!) and he was listening from the kitchen… He liked it too!!!
Oh, btw… remember it was Alan Jackson with whom I dreamed I was riding with in a hot air balloon and as we ascended, we harmonized to a Christian song I love.. for the life of me I can’t remember the name… you wrote about it earlier in the year, I believe. It also was posted in Lonnie’s newsletter! : ) Oh, wait… song might have been “You Lift Me Up”… Yes, I think it was!! Very suitable… as we WERE being lifted up!
I wonder if a country star like Alan Jackson ever reads our WHISNews21. It would be so great to know if he does or not. But then some things in life will always be a mystery (lol)
Most likely not (especially if they’re like him, on tour now)… but this time may be an exception. I just went to his fan page @ Facebook and gave the link to this post, invited him to read the comments. I thought he’d get a kick out of mine! : ) Also invited him to comment. Hoping h does… fingers & toes crossed! : )