I am deeply saddened by the death of my friend and Music legend, George Jones. George was one o
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- Mike Huckabee: I am deeply saddened by the death of my friend and Music legend, George Jones. George was one o
I am deeply saddened by the death of my friend and Music legend, George Jones. George was one of those people who touched so many lives with his music and his life and I know I join with countless others in mourning his death and ask that you join me and Janet in praying for Nancy and the rest of his family. I was blessed to have had him on my Fox show and play along with him which will forever be one of the highlights of my life. I grew up listening to him and I have often said that my being a Governor, Presidential candidate of host of a National TV show would not have impressed my Dad, but playing on stage with George Jones sure would have! As much as my being able to play along with the Possum. George had a warmth about him that was laced throughout his music but also exuded from him in person. Although, he had struggles in life , George was a shinning example of someone who could take those struggles, overcome them and be a better person for it. His lovely wife, Nancy was a rock for him and he credited her for saving his life and helping him to cope with the challenges he faced. I was looking forward to being there for his last concert in Nashville later this year, but that will have to wait. I still hope to one day play along side him again, but in that concert, I'll be playing much better---he already was at the top of his game. His legacy, his music and his influence in Country Music will live on for generations to come.
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[Ben Harris] - whos going to fill his shoes
[Ella Getz] - R.I.P,MR JONES
[Faye Lemke Hamilton] - No one will fill his shoes.
[Renee Mandel] - may he rest in peace
[Bettye Barrett] - amen
[Donna Sue Sloan] - Beautifuly said Mike Huckabee <3 "Choices" <3
[Mike Short] - The 'One and only'
[Michael Doty] - a legend never fades away.
[Jimmy Mac McNamara] - Well stated, Mike. :D
[Sue Rapp] - Beautiful. <3
[Butch Dellinger] - RIP, Possum.
[Melinda Luce] - Amen
[Susan Morgan Bosler] - Bless him. He's playing in Heaven!!
[Wende P. Moran] - He will be greatly missed! :(
[Chip Graff] - wow that was an awesome tribute Gov.
[Dola Jene King] - Why a wonderful tribute to Mr. Jones.
[Dola Jene King] - What***
[Sandi Riley] - Amen,RIP George !
[Regina Rice] - What a great tribute, Mike - thanx for sharing.
[Jeffrey K. Claeson] - Wow. Did not know he passed
[Sonja Goodner-Knight] - God Bless "The Possum!" RIP, Mr. Jones...
[Constance Albares Rogers] - Peace and comfort to Nancy and the family. The greatest blessing that one can leave behind is the assurance that they are God's own and that we will be with them again. Fathers, share you Godly convicitions with your children, real men do! Mother's pray for and instruct your children on every occassion. When they are old they will not depart from those lessons.
[Art Rice] - Well said. Our prayers are with his family as well.
[Bettye Holland Kirby] - Beautiful tribute to a great person, Thanks Mike.
[June Sanger Ohm] - Well said
[Milly Donato Horvath] - AMEN <3
[Cynthia Alston Wood] - May the circle be unbroken!!!
[Glenda Landry Collard] - Absolutely. My 13 year old son got to meet The Possum and had a photo op thanks to the gracious Miss Nancy! Wonderful people!
[Kelly Greenwood] - Those of us in Nashville had a collective sigh of sadness today along with the rest of George's fans. Our city won't ever be the same.
[Ray Lott Emtiv Sstn] - No one will ever fill his shoes
[Shirley McCranie Lindsey] - George Jones was my favorite country singer since I was a teenager. "She Thinks I Still Care" was one of many favorites. I circulates through my brain even after 50 years.
[Juanita Cooksey McVay] - He stopped loving her today.
[Katrina Mcleroy Bryant] - I look forward to hearing you both....for I will definately be there.
[Tammy James] - <3
[Sallie Bush Burris] - Godspeed, Possum....:)
[Janice Gregory] - Amen....
[Bryant Rains] - thanks, Governor
[John Harrell] - well said
[Juanita Cooksey McVay] - Loved his songs.
[Martha Langford] - I beleive it will
[Tanya Hintzel] - Praying <3
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[Joy Sebring] - He will give us "The Grand Tour" when we get to see him again~~~
[Ronald Spotts] - No way Gorge Jones past on you have to be kidding me?
[Daniel W Myers] - I grew up listening to George and Tammy--and then George--love the POSSUM--may you Rest In Peace!
[Cindy Di Nonno Henry] - RIP..Mr. Jones
[Diane Edenfield Luke] - True!
[Ruby Wells] - well said Governor....
[LaNell Koenig Wilson] - very well said, God Bless
[Anna Wease Seigler] - Governor Huckabee, sorry you lost your friend. You will be playing along side him and I hope to have a front row seat!
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[Sue Holden Isenhour] - Well said, Govenor.
[Jeff Deas] - Well said governor
[Dennis Granberry] - Amen Mike
[Eric Niemi] - One Hell of a voice.
[Melinda M Pace] - My brother was in a recording studio in Nashville and ran into George once. George sang "He Stopped Loving Her Today" in a cassette tape recorder and dedicated it to my Mother, Julie! That was the highlight of that summer for my Mom! ;-) He was a classic! We'll never forget all the lawn mower stories he told my brother! LOL
[Patricia Downs] - What a Legend. U said it perfectly
[Kenneth D Johme] - One Of MY HERO"S
[Cary Hilderbrand] - Whos gonna fill his shoes
[Ron Haas] - there isn't anybody qualified for that task anymore.
[Bob D. Beach] - I don't know Mr. Huckabee if you will be playing better. He will be playing better and will make you look the same,sorry!
[RuthAnn Cross] - We'll all be playing better up there!!!
[Sandra Brown] - well said Mike.. RIP George
[Linda Pressley Stewart] - <3
[James A. Thomas II] - We all have bad habits ! That is what makes us human.. George will be missed. Thankfully he has left much of himself behind so that no one need to forget the "Possum", through his music.
My heartfelt appreciation goes out to all his family and those friends who knew him so well.
We will never forget....
[Anita Smith Meredith] - Sad sad day :(
[Pamela Hayes] - Prayers for the family sooo sad
[Ronald Spotts] - My favorite song by him was choices real nice song?
[John Miller] - bravo
[Adam Perry] - Amen mike
[Luis Galarza] - One of the BEST!!!!!
[Pat Walker] - He was a drunk, a druggie, and a talent that cannot be equaled....He struggled, but don't we all in some way or the other....God blessed him with great musical abilities, that entertained all of us C&W faithfuls for many a yr....I am so proud I got to see him in person, many times in Nashville....They do not make them like George anymore when it comes to raw talent...R.I.P no show....We will always love you.....
[Paul S. Haney] - George Jones was one of my Dad's favorites. Now Dad can meet him face to face. Thanks for the notification Mike.
[John David Stallings] - Glad I had a chance to meet him!
[Brenda Lee] - Amen!!! well said!!
[Donna Barnes Kryszak] - Will do
[Rose Castillo Stahr] - My condolences to the family! May he rest on peace..
[Dean Mustang-Matters Hillestad] - RIP Possum
George Jones unique voice is heard on everything from novelty songs, "White Lightning ", to touching ballads, "He Stopped Loving Her Today."
He will live up to his "No Show Jones" nickname at his final concert, but I hope his music friends will be there. He'll be looking down with a smile.
[Jamie Pettus] - To the possum!
[Royal Morehead] - Love the story, Mike..George was a good 'en!!
[Judy Perry] - You may think he was at the top of his game....but wait til you hear him if you play with him in heaven. You both will be beyond belief.
[Dominic Bashford] - Amen mike
[Sherry Crippen Allen] - We won't "stop loving him today".
[Gigi Eugenis Ray] - Well said, Gov. Huckabee! He was one of a kind! May his memory be eternal.
[Irene O'Brien] - So sorry for your loss Mr. Huckabee
[Jennie Jolly] - He will be sadly missed by all, :(
[Yvonne Thomas Black] - Perfectly stated!! What a legend
[Allison Dodgen Culler] - nobody can fill those shoes. I adored him.
[Pat Walker] - No one can...Not in this day and age....We don't have C&W talent anymore, we have country cross over, that sounds like rock, and it isn't the same....
[Mary Ann Stone] - yes, well stated Mike!
[Douglas Bumgarner] - Amen
[Charlotte Oconnor] - Well put.
[Bruce Dexter] - Nobody will fill those shoes!
[Norma Hammons] - Beautifully said,Mike...
[Ronald Gonzales] - Oh Wow !! RIP George Jones :(
[Patti Schmidt] - Beautifully said Mike. RIP George :'(
[Daron Chandler] - Good memories there for sure Br Mike. Thanks for sharing.
[Marilyn Mitchell] - Well said....saw him many times in concert when he was with Tammy and saw him without her. Great entertainer.
[Walter Johnsey] - Another Great American Man lost to us! May God Bless his family!
[Phyllis White] - One of country's greatest!
[Jennifer Atwood Clampitt] - RIP Possum!
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[Lorri Beaudin] - i sing "He stopped loving her today" on karaoke nights. He was supposed to be here in Atlanta soon. Will miss him so!
[H Davis Vaughan] - He will be missed ! Thank you Mike for the post & may God so richly bless you for just being a man too look up too !
[Willa Christopher] - ITS going to A hard job, IF A all possible...
[Sam Reeves] - Well said.
[Vicki Langeheine Pomygalski] - Oh no RIP "No Show"!
[Deborah Tonkin] - He WAS ALL OF WHAT YOU SAY...And also a wife batterer
[Loretta Snook Benner] - Sorry to hear that!
[Gretchen Thompson Mullins] - A legend for sure.....<3 you George!
[Rick Brewster] - Saw him last year. He will be missed.
[Debbie Jones] - still cryin'!
[Bill Raines] - RIP!! Possum
[Alan Lemke] - Beautiful eulogy sir! In all of country music, there is one voice that all the rest have been and always will be measure against. That was George!
[Cl Merrill] - priorities!
[Terry Trunnell] - Well said!
[Gwen Johnston] - Thank you for remembering him so very well in your writing of him.
[David Fisher] - ain't that the truth pat walker !!
[Charlotte Miller] - Amen!
[John Miller] - Very well said sir.....
[Helen Moll] - No one will..
[Barbara Ranse] - I was able to see his show here in Arkansas it was him & Tammys last tour together. I grew up in my grandfathers shop watching him work on trucks with George Jones on the radio among others. He will be missed
[Linda Swain Pittinger] - Who's gonna stand that tall?...........
[Cindy Stafford] - a very sad
[Tom McNichol] - They broke the mold. There will never be like him again. RIP
[Pearl Basinger] - he was one of my favorites
[Cheryl Meinke] - The music world lost one of the best.
[Evelyn Lynch] - Rest in peace Mr.Jones
[Joy Galloway-Kennison] - Who's gonna fill those shoes? Nobody that's who. R.I.P George. You're memory will live on through the music you left us.
[Joan Haines] - Very nicely said, Governor!
[Terri Sue Taylor] - May God comfort his family, friends, fellow musicians who knew him, and his many fans of his music.
[Edward Dean Hudson] - Greatly done ... Mr. Mike ... !!!
[Regina Evans Rouse] - Loved loved GEORGE JONES! The tribute to him was great, Mike!
[Kevin Gibson] - Nicely said.
[Lorraine Contristano] - PAT WALKER.. I agree~!
[Jenny Harper] - RIP George Jones.
[Todd Bigt Ardoin] - He'll be missed..There aren't many performers left from that era, the good old Country music..That original style of Country has morphed into a semi Rock or something..It's not the same and I miss it..
[Vickey King Loudermilk] - so very sad also... Heaven got the most beautiful male voice ever.. I hope he gets to meet my dad in heaven cus My dad adored him too! R.I.P George :(
[John Copp] - Your comments Governor, are always so well said. Thank you for all you do and yes, we will miss him.
[Danae Shackelfored Saucier] - theres no one able,to fill the Possums shoes.
[Tracy Steed Seago] - Mr. Huckabee, this is the best, sweetest tribute to George Jones I have seen all day
[Connie Berthiaume] - Definitely well said. God Bless them all.
[Nancy Pape] - Amen.
[Candyce Conley] - no one can fill his shoes.
[Linda Neal] - There will never be another "Possum"..he will be missed by so many.
[Della Cook] - Brilliant talent, gone, but not forgotten. R.I.P. George Jones....My wonderful Daddy always thought you were the best, and now you can sing to MY DADDY in HEAVEN. Prayers & Sympathy to your family. You WILL be MISSED.
[Gary Clark Jr.] - "He Stopped Loving Her Today"....RIP Possum....
[Angela Nowak Duncan] - we all feel the pain of his loss Mike Huckabee...what a great loss!!
[Vickey King Loudermilk] - NObody can EVER fill those shoes!
[Pj Kimberlin] - Well stated Gov
[Jane L Myers] - He will be missed, but his music will live on!! R.I.P. GEORGE JONES
[Toni Page] - Such a sweet tribute!
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[Nancy Deaton Mullins] - When I was growing up, I spent many a Saturday morning helping my grandma clean. While we were working, we'd be playing albums (yes, records on her huge console stereo/record player) of all the country greats, including George. "He Stopped Loving Her Today" remains one of my all time favorite songs. Rest in peace....
[Jon Gibson] - No other voice like his ever. What a loss.
[Catherine Silveus Dickinson] - God Bless His Family, George is now wearing wings ! RIP George Jones.
[Robin Rhodes Carpenter] - I hope he's in Heaven playing for my Dad...he was the Possum's biggest fan :-) Prayers to his wife and family.
[Julie Fielder] - Thank you.What a tribute
[Elisabeth Butler] - Very well expressed, I remember the show when
You had him on
[Renee Dyess Chapman] - I grew up listening to him to, and I am related to him. I never met him but I wish I did. May god look after him and be with his family and friends. We lists ledgen .
[Aaron Melhorn] - I hope he is "taking the grand tour" right now.
[Louise Bosch] - he always has been one of my favorite.
[Joe Walker] - Very Well Said and a fitting tribute to a legend. Thank you Mr Huckabee
[Jane Capps] - Great Man , Great Singer!!
[Patty Wickliffe] - He don't need no rockin' chair!!! Prayers for the family.
[Rodney Seehafer] - I am glad to hear he was as much inspiration to you as he was to our family...My whole family,especially my parents brought us up listening to Georges' music. Thank's for the kind words, that is very respectful of you!!!!!!
[Ruth Brown] - Very well stated! Some day I will get to sing along with him in heaven! What a day that will be!
[Scott Lowery] - A legend has gone home
[Marilyn Daley] - Beautiful commentary.
[Dana Wright] - A wonderful tribute!
[Glenda Harder] - I'm so glad my husband and I got to see him in Greenville, Texas in February on his last tour before the last concert in Nashville this fall. I hope that concert will go on even without No Show Jones. Jimmy proposed to me while George was singing Walk Through This World With Me on the radio in 1967. Catch you on the flip side , George.
[Daniel Bowen] - You are my kinda man, Mike! I agree with you on almost every point. You shoulda been my brother.
[Laura Johnson] - Definitely one of the greats. Country is not @ all what it used to be and I will surely miss him.
[Roger Duncan] - Well said Mike. I loved his voice and still do.
[Wayne Brand] - Nicely said Mr Governer.
[Georgia Dailey Bryant] - Good words...
[Darlene Scicluna Monroe] - RIP George!! Tell my dad hi for me!!!
[Kara Knafla] - Nicely said, Mike.
[Lola Robinson Purvis] - I ask the same thing, thank goodness for my vinyls, cd's and 24/7 satallite radio!
[Della Cook] - Pat Walker, I agree. Country music today is "RockHop". No comparison to country classics like George Jones, Hank Williams, and many more of the GREATEST Country Singers ever, just to name a few of the greats.
[Buddy Cook] - no one can fill George's shoes
[Autumn Norton] - Beautiful tribute to a music legend!!! Rip George Jones:'(
[Barb Debban] - You always know what to say. George Jones music will live on as a memorial.
[Owen Ward Sr.] - a TRUE Legend !!!
[Patricia Gallegos] - I am thankful I grew up when I did and got to live the country music builders of my generation.. George, Johnny, Gentle Jim,Eddie,Pasty and thelist goes on..Wow to have lived with them and grow up with them and their history of Music.Yep! I am truely blessed to have grown up in those years.. And play time.. of old..
[Daniel Bowen] - This is about my wife, Donna. She has been diagnosed with brain cancer. I'm asking for everyone to pray for her. We met at age 15. in 1967. We've been married for 41 and a half years. I need her beside me. Please, pray.
[Jerry Edgil] - True , YOUR WORDS SPOKEN ARE TRUE.
[Vivian Inboden Tracy] - Wasn't his wife a Christian? I saw her interviewed on TV and I was thinking maybe she is. That would be his last wife. George was good!
[Shelby Sissy Alderson] - no one will ever fill his shoes.....
[Judy Jones Moorhouse] - RIP George!
[Sharon Marie Cunningham Conklin] - Loved George Jones !!!!! He had a Awesome voice....I grew up listening to him RIP George ~
[David William] - :(
[David Hancock] - Well said Huck, and Rest in Peace Possum. It's a good year for the roses.
[Debra Dickey] - It's funny how songs take you back in time to this memory or that. Much of George's music played a part in my life. He was a legend and many folks worldwide will miss him greatly.
[Beverly Racciato] - one of a kind.
[Hokey Sloan] - I hope he's just playing Possum....
[Cheryl Wood] - You are so right Mike.
[Louise Pounds] - Sorry to hear the passing of George. Jones. He sure will be missed.
[Patsy Wood] - He will be missed. GOD be with you George rest in peace.
[Jesse R. Carter Sr.] - Lord bless the family.
[Hokey Sloan] - I wish he was just playing Possum.....
[Debra May Odom] - Praying for your wife Daniel...
[Bonnie Grosenbach Dillon] - That is a very nice & touching tribute to a friend.
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