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Is there anything more powerful than one legend honoring another? Days after the world loss the great Conway Twitty, country music legend George Jones paid an emotional tribute to the late singer with a tearful rendition of his iconic “Hello Darlin’.”
“Thank goodness for George Jones,” said the host of the remembrance ceremony. “He’s just recorded a new album and he’s going to sing one of the numbers for ya tonight…To me it’s the most poignant, poignant thing the entire evening.”
And he was right. The legendary singer then came into view, kicking off his striking performance of the beloved country ballad with a heart-wrenching “Hello Darlin’.” Jones’ was at the height of his game, members of the audience noticeably seen in tears at the closing of his powerful performance.
Following Jones performance, an emotional Loretta Lynn took the stage to honor her longtime friend and music partner with a meaningful performance of one of Twitty’s biggest hits, “It’s Only Make Believe.”
Twitty died at age 59 after suffering an abdominal aortic aneurysm in 1993. In honor of the passing of the music icon, Jones released his own rendition of “Hello Darlin’,” featured off his 1993 album High Tech Redneck.
You can watch George Jones’ rendition of “Hello Darlin'” below.
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