RIP George you are sorely missed here. But you will always be in our hearts with your music!
“The Blues Man” is a classic country song written by Hank Williams Jr. and recorded by many country artists over the years. In 1999, George Jones and Dolly Parton recorded a duet version of the song for Jones’ album “Cold Hard Truth”.
The song tells the story of a musician who has lived a hard life, with the lyrics speaking of the highs and lows of a life dedicated to music. Jones’ and Parton’s voices blend beautifully as they sing of the sacrifices and struggles that come with a life on the road. Some of the most memorable lyrics from the song include:
“He’s just a singer A natural born guitar ringer Kind of a clinger To sad old songs”
The song features a classic country arrangement, with acoustic guitar and fiddle providing the perfect backdrop for Jones’ and Parton’s voices. The lyrics are poignant and introspective, capturing the universal experience of a life dedicated to music.
Jones and Parton bring their own unique styles to the song, with Jones’ smooth baritone and Parton’s soaring soprano adding depth and emotion to the performance. “The Blues Man” is a breathtaking duet that showcases the talents of two of the greatest voices in country music.