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George Jones’ Death Was Top Headline of 2013, According to Taste of Country Awards Voting

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George Jones has won a 2014 Taste of Country Award posthumously. The country legend’s death in 2013 was voted the most memorable headline of the year at the 2014 ToC Awards. Nearly 50 percent of the vote went to the Possum, who died last April at the age of 81.

Luke Bryan’s ACM Entertainer of the Year win came in second with nearly 35 percent of the vote. He topped Randy Travis’ hospitalization last summer, Mindy McCready’s suicide in February and Jake Owen’s finger removal.

A few fans wrote in George Strait’s win at the 2013 CMAs, but Jones’ death was the overwhelming winner — as it should be. The ‘He Stopped Loving Her Today’ singer left a legacy of music and appreciation for the next generation of country stars. Dozens stepped forward with a story about he Hall of Famer’s kindness, or a memory of his advice or generosity.

Over 400,000 fans and readers voted during the 2014 Taste of Country Awards. In total, eight categories were decided, with Carrie Underwood walking away the big winner with two wins.

Next: More 2014 Taste of Country Awards Winners

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