Josh Turner has been in the music industry for quite a while and this George Jones’ ‘He Stopped Loving Her Today’ cover proves he is here to stay.

He Stopped Loving Her Today Lyrics:

He said “I’ll love you till 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

Kept some letters by his bed dated nineteen sixty-two
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

You know, she came to see him one last time.
Aww, ‘n’ we all wondered if she would
And it kept runnin’ 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.

He Stopped Loving Her Today, George Jones; Josh Turner

Josh Turner Does Heart-Shattering George Jones’ “He Stopped Loving Her Today” 11

A lot of people would say that “He Stopped Loving Her Today” is one of the most defining moments of George Jones. In 1980, George Jones was beginning to be erased from the history books of country music as an icon after Jones failed to secure any number one song or single in six years.

However, it became a different story when both critics and fans were shocked in the April of 1980 that George Jones successfully came back with “He Stopped Loving Her Today.” George Jones himself hated the song stating, “Nobody’ll buy that morbid son of a bitch.”

The latest country artist to sing this song is “Long Black Train” singer, Josh Turner. In this moving performance, Josh Turner silenced the audience with this heart-shuttering ballad. Turner is no George Jones, but this performance undoubtedly immortalizes Jones in some way that we cannot explain.

Many had already tried to do this George Jones hit; Alan Jackson sang this during George Jones’ funeral service last 2013 while Jackson tapped George Strait for a duet on 2013 CMA Awards.

So what do you think of that performance? Let us know in the comments below!