George Jones, the definitive country singer of the last half-century, died today at a hospital in Nashville. He was 81.
As a country music DJ back in the 1960s at WSCM in Panama City Beach, hits such as White Lightning, She Thinks I Still Care, and The Race is On by Mr. Jones were some of our station's most requested songs. I left radio in 1968 to join the Army, but always remained a loyal George Jones fan.
Country music and the world has lost a great talent.