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The top songs, albums and artists influencing an incredible year in music

Known as much for his love of cocaine and whiskey as his incredible ability to write and perform, country music legend George Jones passed away on 26 April 2013 at 81 years old. His discography includes a mountain of number one hits, many of them duets with one-time wife Tammy Wynette, and he will remain a paragon of the classic country sound. You can hear many of these songs, including “He Stopped Loving Her Today”—the CMA’s song of the year in 1981—on the Grand Ole Opry‘s tribute to him on Spotify.