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Aging Country Star George Jones' YouTube Message Has Makings of A Country Song

Posted by Billyjam, April 26, 2012 05:57pm | Post a Comment
         

Country music legend George Jones posted the above YouTube video to his website two days ago in which in the first half he thanked his fans for their continued support and their well wishes during his recent respiratory infection that hospitalized him for a week last month and resulted in him having to cancel concert dates. But then in the second breath the 80 year old singer accused his 41 year old daughter Georgette Lennon and "her new husband" of telling lies and spreading bad rumors about him "on the Internet and Facebook." These "bad things" that his daughter (whose mother was the late country star Tammy Wynette) was allegedly saying about him, and reportedly are at the heart of a two decade old family feud,  were "all about money" he said.

His daughter responded telling the Associated Press that she is "completely devastated" that her father would take their family business public in such a manner.  Indeed the fact that an elderly man at age 80 & facing health issues would be bothered to care about what anyone may or may not be saying on Facebook seems a little silly to say the least. And since the topics he covers in the short video message tackle betrayal, money, family, substance abuse & rehab, and his quote "I am not the person they claim I am" have all the earmarks of a classic country song it's too bad the Country Music Hall of Famer didn't just write & record a song about his troubles instead of posting a YouTube rant. But maybe he still will or else maybe someone will AutoTune it - country style.