04/26/2013 05:53 pm ET Updated Feb 10, 2015

George Jones Songs: The Late Country Legend's Greatest Breakup Ballads

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With his supple, soulful voice and hard-luck songs, few could channel heartbreak quite like George Jones.

Perhaps it was because the country singer, who died Friday at the age of 81, had gone through his own torment throughout his life, from battling drug and alcohol problems, to dealing with the sting of multiple divorces (three in all -- his fourth and final marriage, to wife Nancy Sepulvado, lasted from 1983 until his death.)

Some of Jones' greatest ballads are arguably his duets with third wife, Tammy Wynette, who he continued making music with long after their six-year marriage ended in 1975.

Below, we've assembled six of our favorite ballads by Jones, including "Golden Rings," a duet with Wynette, and "He Stopped Loving Her Today," his 1980 hit about a man who'd never gotten over his broken heart. Listen, then head to the comments and share your favorite George Jones songs.

George Jones' Greatest Breakup Ballads

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