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.
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