035 - I’m George Jones and I Have Stupid Possum Eyes!!
Nov 14th, 2019 by Crime In Music
In this episode we talking about the Possum, George Jones! A Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award winner, "No Show" Jones wrote several Country Classics, including "He Stopped Loving Her Today", and "White Lightening." His youth was spend dealing with an alcoholic father and having five sisters. To escape his home life, George would busk on the streets with his guitar. After getting a gig playing guitar on a radio show, George started his journey to musical stardom.
George Jones brushed elbows with the greats of country music; Merle Hagard, Waylon Jennings, Johnny PayCheck and even the King, Elvis himself! (check out their episodes for more on Country Music Mayhem)
Ben & I discuss George's arrest record, including the time he got a DUI on a lawnmower and this one time, when he flushed $2,500 down the toilet for fun! Ben details a method on dealing with gofers/groundhogs, we come up with a nickname, Bumper-Deuce and all the Scooby-Doo copycats. Learn all that and more in the Genesis of George Jones!
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