A Classically Heart-Wrenching Tune
“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.
Most Shy Away
Despite it being one of the greatest country songs of all time, most people shy away from the tune. Heck, even the Possum himself almost didn’t record the song. But he did, and it ended up being one of the many songs he is remembered for today.
Turner Takes It On
Singing undoubtedly one of the saddest songs to ever hit the airwaves, Josh Turner powerfully delivered a heartbreaking rendition of George Jones’ iconic “He Stopped Loving Her Today.” 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.
You can hear Turner’s rendition of Jones’ masterpiece below.