George Jones

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Louis Walsh: 'I say things I shouldn’t say and as I’m saying it I know I shouldn’t say it.' Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

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 Van Morrison with members of The Monarchs at Hollywood Yacht Club  on March 25th 2017, where he played with the band after a break of 54 years.

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Maddie Marlow and Tae Dye at the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville. Photograph: Beth Gwinn/Film Magic

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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 (...)

Country singer George Jones with the late Tammy Wynette at the Country Music Association Awards in Nashville, Tennessee in in 1995. Photograph: Jeff Mitchell/Reuters

George Jones, a classic country singer with a voice full of raw honky-tonk emotion and a life full of honky-tonk turmoil, died today at the age(...)