Man, it has been a tough week for iconic artists passing on, first Richie Havens and now the hugely influential and successful George Jones. Awful glad I got a chance to see him perform several years ago at the Palace Theater in Albany. Despite his advanced years, he put on a spirited and engaging performance that left us all wanting more. I quickly created a Spotify playlist of some of my favorite George solo and George and Tammy songs, which you can access here. As John Rich was quoted above, he was to country music what the King was to Rock n Roll. There may be others, but not another quite like George Jones.