Imagine life without them The album produced two other hit singles: the concert favorite "The One I Loved Back Then (The Corvette Song)", which also went to number 3, and the down-and-out honky tonk "cheatin and drinkin' song" "Somebody Wants Me Out Of The Way", which peaked at number 9. Who's Gonna Fill Their Shoes also features a couple of duets with Lynn Anderson and Lacy J. Dalton. At the end of the video, as Jones' tour bus pulls away, a convertible pulls into the station; its passenger is a young man with a guitar, looking in awe at the large tour bus. To get to me and you? Enjoy the original 1980s music video accompanied by the full lyrics. Jones was promoting the album when he appeared at the inaugural Farm Aid benefit in 1985. To tear your heart out when they sing. Blue Suede Shoes and Elvis Country legend George Jones honors musical icons in this classic song. By most accounts, George Jones (born George Glenn Jones September 12, 1931 in … Who’s gonna give their heart and soul You can tell it when he sang I Saw the Light Who's Gonna Fill Their Shoes is the 45th studio album by American country music artist George Jones, released in 1985 on the Epic Records label. Much too soon left this world in tears. All Rights Reserved. “Who’s Gonna Fill Their Shoes” questions who will replace these artists in the years to come— and become legends for future generations. © 2020 MobSoc Media LLC. As Bob Allen writes in his book George Jones: The Life and Times of a Honky Tonk Legend, the song "struck a strong enough chord of empathy with old-time country music lovers to end up number three in Billboard. Old Jerry Lee and Charlie James morgan was a fixture on the 1980s Nashville music scene. A few of its protagonists still had decades left in them, as did Jones himself...", Eugene Chadbourne of Allmusic describes the song as "the kind of mystical, self-serving necrophilia that country music is all about". No, there will never be another "[3], The One I Loved Back Then (The Corvette Song), If Drinkin' Don't Kill Me (Her Memory Will), Shine On (Shine All Your Sweet Love on Me), https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Who%27s_Gonna_Fill_Their_Shoes_(song)&oldid=983071664, Song recordings produced by Billy Sherrill, Pages using infobox song with unknown parameters, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, This page was last edited on 12 October 2020, at 02:16. In the song, Jones sings of the irreplaceability of country music legends, including Waylon Jennings, Willie Nelson, Johnny Cash, Merle Haggard, Conway Twitty, Carl Perkins, Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis, Charlie Rich, Marty Robbins, Hank Williams and Lefty Frizzell. After remarking about these singers' impacts on country music, he wonders who will replace them when they're gone - hence, the title line - and thus become legends in their own right. Jones producer Billy Sherrill appears at the beginning of the video playing the bus driver. In the 1994 video retrospective Golden Hits Jones recalled: