When it comes to trad, technical wizardry sometimes overshadows musicality when musicians become more hell-bent on breaking land speed records than(...)

George Jones was nicknamed No-Show Jones for the concerts he missed during drinking and drug binges. Photograph: AP Photo/John Russell
Obituary: George Jones

George Jones, who has died in Nashville aged 81, was the definitive country singer of the past 50 years, whose songs about heartbreak and hard (...)

‘When people ask me what kind of singer I am, I find it hard to answer . . . I always say I’m a folksinger. ‘Folk’ is a huge umbrella – I’m not(...)