South Carolinians are remembering George Jones

April 26, 2013 

South Carolinians are mourning the loss of one of country music’s greatest vocal stylists, George Jones, who passed away Friday at the age of 81.

Did you get the chance to see him perform?

In the past 10 years, “The Voice” was a regular at the Alabama Theater and Barefoot Landing in Myrtle Beach. He was in Augusta in 2000 and Greensboro in 2005.

In Columbia, he was at the Carolina Coliseum and then at the State Fair in 1999 and 2006. He also sang during a memorable outdoor country music festival in Lexington County in 1988. More than 15,000 country music lovers attended that Labor Day weekend festival and heard Jones, Willie Nelson, Dottie West and others.

Jones was scheduled to perform May 18 at Spartanburg Memorial Auditorium, folks in the Upstate are saying. Refunds are being given through either Ticketmaster or the auditorium box office.

What do you remember?

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