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

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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
50 Years of Hits
Hits I Missed...And One I Didn't
God's Country: George Jones and Friends

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


Originally conceived as "songs I wished I had recorded," George Jones recorded eleven songs that included many he had passed on over the years that went on to became hits for other people. The one hit he did not miss is the first new version of "He Stopped Loving Her Today" in 25 years. 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 who "started drinkin', took some things that messed up his thinkin' ...got cuffed on dirt roads, got sued over no shows" not unlike Jones himself.

Jones had resisted rerecording "He Stopped Loving Her Today" for 25 years because he believed that the version he and Billy Sherrill created could never be topped. It has consistently been voted the "greatest country song of all time" and the hit will always be the definitive version. Now, not looking to top the original but instead to offer another interpretation: a starker, more mature take that forsakes strings for steel and Jones' mournful delivery is slower and almost sadder. Jones would only trust Keith Stegall, whom he has often referred to as a "little Billy Sherrill" to touch his signature song.

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Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(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[edit]

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

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