On Friday morning Clay Aiken posted the following tweet:
Sad to hear of the passing of the great George Jones, Soundtrack to much of my childhood. We’ll lay a wreath upon his door. Rest in peace.
I have to admit that I have never heard George Jones sing, however some friends told me that Clay’s “We’ll lay a wreath upon his door” is a line from a very popular George Jones song.
Clay’s tweet was picked up by at least two news sites that quoted celebrities about Jones’ passing. You can find Clay’s tweet at:
George Jones Mourned on Twitter by Country Stars & More –
You can read it HERE
On the day of George Jones’ death, several musicians are in mourning over losing not only a great talent, but a great friend.
You can read the entire article at CNN
Jones died at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville. Jones had been hospitalized since April 18 with fever and irregular blood pressure. He was 81 years old.
Jones’ career was marked by a difficult marriage to Tammy Wynette and bouts with alcoholism that led to occasional concert cancellations. One of his nicknames was “No-Show Jones”. After he turned his life around, he jokingly used “No-Show” on his license plates.
Jones, a member of the Country Music Hall of Fame, was honored by the Kennedy Center in 2008 and received a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award in 2012.
The singer/songwriter may have made his greatest impact on the country charts, but his voice and music influenced and inspired artists from most genres.
I have wondered if Clay ever thought about recording a country song. I know he sang many country songs in Raleigh and even included “She Said Yes” on one of his pre-Idol Cd’s.
What do you think?