AS TWIN achievements go, appearing onstage at the church of country music, the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville, and singing with Motown Records’ house band, the Funk Brothers, must rank fairly high.
There are more where those two came from, however, in Joan Osborne’s curriculum vitae.
George Jones - He Stopped Loving Her Today Jones originally refused to record this song on the basis that it was too miserable; according to the biography George Jones: The Life and Times of a Honky Tonk Legend, "he thought it was too long, too sad, too depressing and that nobody would ever play it." Luckily for us, Jones changed his mind, and the song went on to win him a Grammy for Best Male Country Vocal Performance in 1980.
Johnny Cash - Hurt Cash was 71 when he recorded this cover of the Nine Inch Nails' 1995 song in 2003, and his trademark gravelly voice delivers lyrics about pain and depression in such a way that you'll be reaching for the tissues by the end of the first chorus.
If you like a guy, and you want to make the first move, do it, but one time only and casually.