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Off the Air With Jeremy: Remembering George Jones

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What a terrible week this has been for country music news. I was out running some errands this morning when I heard about the passing of Mr. George Jones.

I can’t tell you how many countless memories I have of him and his music. When we reported last week about him being admitted to the hospital for a routine observation, I just never thought his death would be so imminent.

I had the pleasure of meeting George Jones in my early 20s, when I was working for 99.5 The Wolf out of Dallas, Texas. He was there to support us and our annual St. Jude Hunt for the Cure. I had the privilege of asking him a few questions — and he didn’t hesitate when I asked him to give me a Wolf Howl!

I left the broadcast that day with an autographed t-shirt from the Possum — and a memory of meeting that legendary man that will last a lifetime.

Rest in peace, Mr. Jones. And thank you for what you gave to country music.

A fan forever,

Jeremy Robinson is the host of Taste of Country Nights, a syndicated radio show that airs on 41 stations across the United States on weeknights. Radio has been his life since the age of nine, when he “hosted” a show out of his bedroom. After almost 16 years on the air, country music isn’t just his job — it’s also his passion.

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