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Country music legend George Jones passed away yesterday in Nashville after being hospitalized.
On April 18 with a fever and irregular blood pressure.
He was 81 years old joining us now to help us remember the life and legacy.
Other country music star is Fox News analyst legal analyst Peter Johnson junior he is in national this morning Peter great -- CEO.
-- -- -- at the northstar studios where George Jones performed in the past so.
I think I'm kind of channel in view of the nice people here who really liked him.
Everybody down here in Nashville is talking about him today even the -- and -- he was known.
-- singles a 150.
Albums the second biggest country star in American history and my connection -- is.
I was kind of a city boy up in New York City this son of of a girl my mom from Jersey City, New Jersey.
What the music of our life.
Was country and George Jones and eight tracks in the car.
And WH and -- radio stations with George Jones and any Arnold and -- Charlie rich and Charley pride and Hank Williams.
And this is the man who stepped into the beat the book of Hank Williams George Jones it.
It's affected a lot of people in Nashville across the country and even me.
One of the great singers one of the quintessential.
American voices and I know you love -- I do theater at a live luck I've love George -- does not -- five years old and a friend of mine named mark Gerald.
Who I worked with turned me on to him and I love him because his songs are clever and poignant and you know we had a colorful.
And obviously all of that sort of hard drinking and love being in lost loves all came through in his songs.
If any city you live the songs he literally.
A live the songs he dealt with addiction he dealt with alcoholism any evidently and -- wonderfully.
Overcame those what with his wife finally but he spoke.
To the American people about their troubles about not having a job about drinking too much about breaking up.
About loss about all the important things.
In our lives that we have to deal with any dealt with -- in ways that -- enviable and sometimes not so enviable.
He has the distinction of being -- arrested for DW -- Well on his Ryder lawnmower half and I'm told by someone here the reason that he really didn't get arrested I think at -- line that's.
Calling was that he was cutting through the neighborhood -- -- had -- though that the mower blades down so a lot of people were upset.
That that that they lost parts of their of their lawns but you know.
I was thinking back Google and YouTube and listening -- always -- that he had done I didn't realize how many he had done and when you seemed a white lightning.
Back in the sixties.
Just incredible five decades.
Of hits everybody want to sing and sound like.
George Jones and he meant so much to so many people who never met him I never did but he has a profound effect on my life.
And my brother's life through my mom.
Who loved Elvis and George and that's what we thought American music is and that's greatly what American music.
Really is is the most popular type of music everybody listens to -- country music and he stands for.
Country music in my mind.
And to your point there are so many singers from other genres Frank Sinatra Pete Townsend Elvis Costello.
James Taylor who say that he influenced them.
And -- Waylon Jennings said if we can all sing like we wanted to.
We've sound like George Jones let's listen to some white lightning as we go out thanks Peter I love what lend his heels.
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