Along with classic country songs like "He Stopped Loving Her Today," "The Grand Tour" and "White Lightning," there's a legendary tale that millions associate with George Jones.
The lawn mower story.
It might be country music's greatest tall tale, but the man himself said it was true. Once, during a terrible bout of binge drinking, Jones was left alone in his house with no booze. To stop him from driving to the liquor store, his wife had hidden all of his car keys.
"But she forgot about the lawn mower," Jones wrote in his autobiography, "I Lived To Tell It All."
"... I imagine the top speed for that old mower was five miles per hour. It might have taken an hour and a half or more for me to get to the liquor store, but get there I did." (The Tennessean)