Like Hank Williams before him, Jones emerged-quite unintentionally-as an archetype of an era that most likely will never come around again. He was a singer who earned his stature the hard way: by living his songs. His humble origins, his painful divorces, his legendary drinking and drugging, and his myriad financial, legal, and emotional problems over the years merely confirmed his sincerity and enhanced his mystique, earning him a cachet that, in country music circles, approached canonization.Berklee alumnus Brian Mansfield wrote the obituary for USA Today:
George Jones, country superstar, dies
The library has a large selection of materials by Jones.