I'm Not Ready Yet

"I'm Not Ready Yet"
Single by George Jones
from the album I Am What I Am
B-side "Garage Sale Today"
Released August 1980
Genre Country
Length 3:00
Label Epic
Writer(s) Tom T. Hall
Producer(s) Billy Sherrill
George Jones singles chronology
"He Stopped Loving Her Today"
"I'm Not Ready Yet"
"If Drinkin' Don't Kill Me (Her Memory Will)"

"I'm Not Ready Yet" is a song written by Tom T. Hall. It was originally released by The Blue Boys in 1968, whose version peaked at number 58 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles chart. The song was covered by American country music artist George Jones on his 1980 album I Am What I Am. It was released in August 1980 as album's second single following the monster smash "He Stopped Loving Her Today." Jones' version peaked at number 2 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles chart.[1] As Rich Kienzle observes in the liner notes to the 1994 Sony compilation The Essential George Jones: The Spirit of Country, the Hall composition "seemed to also reflect on George's mortality though Hall's lyrics weren't originally conceived that way."

Chart performance

The Blue Boys

Chart (1968) Peak
U.S. Billboard Hot Country Singles 58

George Jones

Chart (1980) Peak
U.S. Billboard Hot Country Singles 2
Canadian RPM Country Tracks 4


  1. "George Jones singles". Allmusic. Retrieved November 25, 2011.

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