“The Door” is a song written by Billy Sherrill and Norro Wilson, and recorded by American country music artist George Jones. It was released in October 1974 as the first single from the album The Best of George Jones. “The Door” was George Jones’ sixth number one on the country chart as a solo artist. The single stayed a single week at number one and would spend a total of ten weeks on the country chart.
Jones had scored his first solo #1 hit single in seven years with “The Grand Tour” in 1974, the first of several extraordinary performances producer Billy Sherrill would coax out of the temperamental singer in the long years ahead. “The Door” tells the story of a former soldier who, despite being haunted by the sights and sounds he endured in battle, confesses that he was most traumatized by the sound of the door closing when the woman he loved walked out on him.
From the album The Best of George Jones
B-side “Wean Me”
Released October 1974
Songwriter(s) Billy Sherrill. Norro Wilson
Producer(s) Billy Sherrill