George Jones was one of a kind. He earned his nickname “No Show Jones” exactly the way you would expect — by not showing up to gigs because he was either blackout drunk, philandering, or both. This video of a performance in Knoxville, Tennessee — long after George had given up the bottle — is also one of a kind:

If you had to guess what year that took place you’d probably say 1993 and you’d be totally right.


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Hey, guys, it’s 1993 and that’s why I have this mullet and this “Playin’ Possum” shirt. Nah, just kidding, I’ll look exactly the same in twenty years. But seriously, it’s 1993.

Not to be outdone, tip-off #2: LOOK AT THESE FUCKING GUYS.

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A Tammy Wynette joke! Through those hands up!

Also, just for fun, these women appear throughout the full, one-hour concert video (which I highly recommend):

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It seems self-evident why George Jones started showing up in the nineties, because nineties ladies are the best ladies.

Miss you, George, even if you always kind of looked like a serial killer/Jim Carrey.