HE STOPPED LOVING HER TODAY

Latest update on 20/12/2016

Artist: Bobby Braddock
Author: Bobby Braddock/Curly Putman
Label: Hal Leonard
Year: 1978

Demo on bonus cd with Michael Kosser's book How Nashville Became Music City USA. He Stopped Loving Her Today gave its title to a book by Jack Isenhour all about this very song.

Covers:

1980:

George Jones [his first n°1 C&W in six years time; it took him 18 months to nail the song, all due to his legendary drinking problem; friends trying to hold him straight up behind the microphone; producer Billy Sherrill ordered the song three times to be re-written; in the final version the hard hearted ex showed up for the funeral]

1983:

Faron Young

1985:

Tom Jones

1998:

Leon Russell

2003:

Johnny Cash

2003:

Johnny Paycheck

2011:

LeAnn Rimes

2013:

Alan Jackson [at George Jones's funeral, triggering a re-charted re-issue of Jones's versien]

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