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Josh Turner Performs Tribute To The Possum With 'He Stopped Loving Her Today'

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Often deemed one of the greatest country songs of all time, "He Stopped Loving Her Today" isn't easy to master when compared to the legendary, George Jones

However, Josh Turner seem to have a knack for songs where he can vocally utilize his lower register. Those low notes are his trademark! Jones also loved low notes, and "He Stopped Loving Her" certainly delivers a handful of those. Its hard to top The Possum, but Turner sure comes close during his intimate tribute to the country music icon.

The sorrowful song was written by Nashville's Bobby Braddock and Curly Putman. Back in 1980, the two writers had no idea what a success the song would be, and once released it soared straight to the top of the charts. Braddock reports that Jones and his producer Billy Sherrill took the song but passed on it initially. About two years later, Jones decided to take the song for good, and it became his first #1 song in nearly six years. Smart move by The Possum! 

Turner began his music career in 2001 when he debuted "Long Black Train" on the Grand Ole Opry. Since then he has been making more of his own music, and covering the great country classics like Jones, and his idol, Randy Travis

Watch Turner's beautiful live performance of "He Stopped Loving Her Today" at the Country Songs of the Year concert below.

LYRICS BELOW

He said I'll love you 'til I die
She told him you'll forget in time
As the years went slowly by
She still preyed upon his mind.

He kept her picture on his wall
Went half crazy now and then
He still loved her through it all
Hoping she'd come back again.

He kept some letters by his bed
Dated 1962
He had underlined in red
Every single I love you.

I went to see him just today
Oh, but I didn't see no tears
All dressed up to go away
First time I'd seen him smile in years.

He stopped loving her today
They placed a wreath upon his door
And soon they'll carry him away
He stopped loving her today.

Ya' know she came to see him one last time
Oh, we all wondered if she would
And it kept running through my mind
This time he's over her for good.

He stopped loving her today
They placed a wreath upon his door
And soon they'll carry him away
He stopped loving her today...

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