Josh Turner Pays Tribute To George Jones With “He Stopped Loving Her Today”

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During the Cracker Barrel Country Songs Of The Year Concert 2006 , Josh Turner performed one of the best country songs of all time.

Country music singer Josh Turner has been blessed with a deeply sensational voice and striking ability to musically convey even the deepest of emotions. Since growing to substantial fame in the early 2000s with his revolutionary hit “Long Black Train,” Turner has continued onto a path of greatness with his incredible vocal abilities.

While Turner is a modern country singer, he often pays homage to the legendary singers that came before him. In this instance, he chose to take on one of the most beautiful and emotionally crippling country songs recorded, paying his respects to country music legend George Jones.

Singing the iconic ballad “He Stopped Loving Her Today,” Turner captivated his audience and took them on a journey of endless love and unbearable heartbreak.

Fans remained silent as Turner’s voice boomed throughout the venue with profound emotion and pain for the beloved man who held his lifelong wish to love his woman until the day he died. As the song nears its devastating end, the singer’s voice belts the final chorus as the audience meets him with an uproar of applause.

This isn’t the first time Turner has honored the great classic country singers who came before him. He often performs Randy Travis songs, and on occasion – with Randy.

The Cracker Barrel Country Songs Of The Year Concert 2006 was filled with superstars.

Other performances included the following:

Eric Church and Jack Ingram – “Dang Me”
The Wreckers – “Strawberry Wine”
Trace Adkins – “Sunday Mornin’ Comin’ Down”
Trisha Yearwood – “Back Home Again”
Ronnie Milsap and Lorrie Morgan – “Lost In The Fifties Tonight”
Billy Currington – “Lucille”
Jo Dee Messina – “When I Call Your Name”
Trace Adkins – “King of the Road”
Lonestar – “City Of New Orleans”
Ronnie Milsap – “Stranger In My House”
Josh Gracin – “The Dance”
Trisha Yearwood
 & Michael McDonald – “I Still Believe In You”
Blake Shelton – “The Gambler”
Hank Williams Jr. – “Are The Good Times Really Over”
Deana Carter & Heart – “Go Rest High On That Mountain”

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Listen to Turner’s heartbreaking cover below and let us know if you think he did it justice.