R.I.P.

Nine Life Lessons We Learned From George Jones (1931-2013)

The country music world truly lost one of its biggest badasses today when the legendary George Jones passed away this morning at a Nashville, Tennessee hospital. He was 81 years old.

The Possum, as he was known to countless, leaves behind a towering legacy in country, a long and troubled life filled with wrecked marriages and lengthy history of substance alcoholism, and -- ultimately -- a voluminously exhaustive discography of glorious, heartbreak-laden music that such tumultuousnes inspired.

By the numbers alone, Jones was incomporable.