Why is George Jones called "The Possum"?

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According to Country Weekly, country music superstar George Jones was given the nickname "The Possum" because of a crew cut hairstyle he wore in the 1950s. Recognized as one of the finest vocalists in the history of recorded country music, Jones had a long list of hit records.

Born and raised in East Texas, Jones developed a love for music at an early age. He was discovered by record producer Pappy Daily in 1953 and released his first hit single, "Why, Baby, Why," in the summer of 1955. Jones continued to have Top Ten hits regularly until 1987, when younger artists began to dominate the charts. He passed away on April 26, 2013.

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