George Jones And Tammy Wynette – Golden Ring, A song written by Bobby Braddock & Rafe VanHoy, was recorded by Tammy Wynette & George Jones for the Epic label, and produced by Bill Sherrill, in May 1976, released in June 1976, reaching number one on country charts on August 7 of the same year, it was the second duo George Jones-Tammy Wynette that reached the number 1 in the list of Billboard Hot Country Singles. The song would be included on the album, Golden Ring (Epic 1976), they recorded the song in 1994 for the album, The Bradley Barn Sessions (MCA).
Story behind the song:
Bobby Braddock was inspired watching a television drama, about the history of a gun, the story behind each person who had owned it, how it had changed hands, a hunter, a police officer, a criminal … Bobby exchanged the gun for a wedding ring.
In the song, a young couple from Chicago, apparently very much in love, goes to a pawnshop to buy a ring for their next wedding. The man (both characters have no name in the song) laments that he can not choose a more expensive band, but is willing to buy it to show how much he loves his future wife, whom in the second song verse – he marries in a small wedding chapel later that afternoon. In the third verse, the couple has been fighting and, with the marriage clearly in trouble, the man accuses his wife of planning to leave the city. Soon after, the woman responds by telling her husband that she no longer loves him, throws the ring and leaves. The last verse presents the ring, once again in a pawnshop, waiting for its next owners.
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