Hits I Missed...And One I Didn't

Hits I Missed...And One I Didn't
Studio album by George Jones
Released September 13, 2005
Genre Country
Length 40:09
Label Bandit Records
Producer Keith Stegall
George Jones chronology
The Gospel Collection (2003) Hits I Missed...And One I Didn't

Hits I Missed...And One I Didn't is the 59th and final studio album by American country music singer George Jones, released in 2005.


Originally conceived as "songs I wished I had recorded," Jones recorded eleven songs that included many he had passed on over the years that went on to become hits for other artists. The album includes his first ever "duet video" with Dolly Parton on the Hank Williams, Jr. penned "The Blues Man"; the song chronicles the life of a singer not unlike Jones himself. The one hit he did not miss, of course, is "He Stopped Loving Her Today", which went to number one for 18 weeks in 1980. Jones, who had no choice but to perform the song at virtually every show he had given since it came out, had resisted rerecording it for 25 years because he believed that the version he and producer Billy Sherrill created was too iconic. Jones would only trust Keith Stegall, whom he has often referred to as a "little Billy Sherrill", to touch his signature song. Although Jones's voice had started to show its age by this point, its timeworn quality brought a moral authenticity to the song. Stephen Thomas Erlewine of AllMusic writes of the LP: "The nicest thing about the album is that the arrangements are pure enough that it's easy to envision how these songs would have sounded if Jones had sung them first, but George's performances are those of a veteran who has paid his dues several times over, giving the album a comfortably worn, lived-in feel."

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Track listing

No. TitleWriter(s) Length
1. "Funny How Time Slips Away"  Willie Nelson 4:05
2. "Detroit City"  Danny Dill, Mel Tillis 2:55
3. "The Blues Man" (With Dolly Parton)Hank Williams, Jr. 4:32
4. "Here in the Real World"  Mark Irwin, Alan Jackson 3:40
5. "If You're Gonna Do Me Wrong (Do It Right)"  Max D. Barnes, Vern Gosdin 3:19
6. "Today I Started Loving You Again"  Merle Haggard, Bonnie Owens 2:37
7. "On the Other Hand"  Paul Overstreet, Don Schlitz 3:05
8. "Pass Me By"  H. B. Hall 3:07
9. "Skip a Rope"  Jack Moran, Glenn Tubb 2:54
10. "Too Cold at Home"  Bobby Harden 3:40
11. "Busted"  Harlan Howard 2:48
12. "He Stopped Loving Her Today"  Bobby Braddock, Curly Putman 3:21


Chart performance

Chart (2005) Peak
U.S. Billboard Top Country Albums 13
U.S. Billboard 200 79

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