When George Jones Wasn’t Ready

Rolling Stone shares: ‘Four year ago this month, the greatest voice in country music was forever silenced with the death of the inimitable George Jones. With a singing career that spanned more than six decades, Jones was one of the most prolific country hitmakers of all time, reaching Billboard’s Number One country singles spot 13 times. He also had a string of almost-chart-toppers, with eight songs that stalled at the Number Two position. One of those, a 1980 single called “I’m Not Ready Yet,” contains the poignant opening lines “Well I always said someday I was gonna leave you / Some April when all the land is wet.”‘

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