500 Greatest Songs of All Time

Rolling Stone's definitive list of the 500 greatest songs of all time.

Load Previous
George Jones, 'He Stopped Loving Her Today'

275. George Jones, 'He Stopped Loving Her Today'

Writers: Bobby Braddock,Curly Putnam
Producer: Billy Sherrill
Released: March '80, Epic
Did not chart 

Dogged by alcohol problems, debt and a messy divorce, former country star Jones was set for a comeback after he left rehab in 1980. So he recorded one of his great heartbreak ballads, a tune about a man whose devotion ends with his death. Jones' nuanced performance was a hit on the country charts and won him a Grammy.

Appears on: I Am What I Am (Epic/Legacy)


The 100 Greatest Singers of All Time: George Jones

Back to Top