The Rock: Stone Cold Country 2001


The Possum’s duet with Garth Brooks on ”Beer Run” lands him on country radio, but it’s a throwaway novelty number compared to the rest of this affecting collection about deferred dreams, lost opportunities, and essential connections. At 70, Jones’ pinched, wail-and-plunge baritone remains a thing of wonder, and never more so than on ”50,000 Names,” a cathartic reminder of the Vietnam War and the scars that never really went away.

The Rock: Stone Cold Country 2001
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