Dolly Parton is considered by many to be the greatest living country artist. She's legendary if you just thought of her as a performer, but she's also one of the greatest living songwriters, with iconic tracks like "Jolene," "Coat Of Many Colors" and "I Will Always Love You" to her credit. So the question was asked of her in a recent interview - what is the greatest country song ever?
That honor, as far as Dolly is concerned, belongs to the 1980 classic "He Stopped Loving Her Today" by the late George Jones. "To me, that song is so well written, but it touches every cell in your body, in your heart, of the Jones classic. It’s just like he stopped loving her today, they hung that wreath upon the door," Parton said. "He was never going to stop loving her in his lifetime. He had to die. It is so beautiful and, of course, George Jones is my favorite country singer in the world - always was, always will be. Nobody can tell that story like he did. So to me, that is the country classic of all time." So if you don't know, now you know .