Singing undoubtedly one of the saddest songs to ever hit the airwaves, Josh Turner powerfully delivers a heartbreaking rendition of George Jones‘ iconic “He Stopped Loving Her Today.” While some may shy away from covering a song of such prominence recorded by one of the finest vocalists in recorded history, the country heartthrob without a doubt gives the song the treatment it deserves.
Known for taking a heart-wrenching approach to his performances, Turner channels the emotion of the late country music icon, leaving not a single dry eye left in the audience. The country singer reeled the audience in with his deep sultry vocals, captivating them with a tale of love lost and the ultimate price a man paid to be released from the torment of it.
“He Stopped Loving Her Today” was released in 1980 by Jones at one of the lowest points of not only his career, but his life as a whole. The Grammy-winning song tells the heartbreaking story of a man’s unwavering devotion for his ex that was only interrupted by his death.
You can hear Turner’s rendition of Jones’ masterpiece below.