So Long, George

I’m sitting here with tears in my eyes. Not that I knew the man personally, but as with all musicians who truly share their insides with those of us out here, I felt his music my entire life.

George Jones died today. After a long, hard life (most of it all, self-imposed hardships), he finally let go. So I, like so many others, am playing my favorite songs of his and shedding a few tears in farewell.

We’re playing a show tonight, so we’ll do a couple of George’s songs. And then I’ll have a glass of whiskey, and tomorrow morning make up a big ol’ batch of country biscuits, eggs, ham and gravy in honor of this troubador we’ll all miss.

So long, George.