Josh Turner always brings great songs on the table, and even if he records another artist’s song it always comes out perfectly. This time the talented country artist did a rendition of the best country song of all time, “He Stopped Loving Her Today.”
Josh Turner’s Live at the Ryman Album
In 2007, country sensation Turner released his live album called Live at the Ryman. The album consists of songs he covered from other artists such as “Silver Wings,” “I’ll Never Get Out of This World Alive,” and more. Of course, his famous “Long Black Train” is included in his album, but what stood out the most is his rendition of George Jones‘ song “He Stopped Loving Her Today.”
“He Stopped Loving Her Today” Rendition
Turner’s deeply sensational voice added up to the emotion of the song. He did a great job because, after his performance, a lot of people loved it. He even got positive critics from this performance.
Here’s how Turner sings the song.
Watching Turner add his own spin into this song, we can’t be happy enough to see some country artists honoring the classic songs and the legendary singers. It is to them that we owe such wonderful country songs.
When George Jones Recorded the Song
“He Stopped Loving Her Today” is a melancholic song about a man who once loved a woman. Since his love cannot last forever, he stopped loving her. When it says that he stopped loving her, it’s because he’s already dead. The poignant song holds a strong grip on the hearts of a lot of country fans, making this the best country song of all time. When you look at a list of classic country songs, “He Stopped Loving Her Today” will always be in the list.
We may all love this song, but Jones was not into it at first. He hated it so much that during his recording session, he sang it to the tune of Kris Kristofferson’s “Help Me Make It Through the Night.” However, after becoming number one Jones praised the song for helping revive his career.
“A four-decade career had been salvaged by a three-minute song.”
Listen to the original version of the song here:
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