Troy Jones Death – Dead : Troy Jones Obituary : Cause of Death Unknown.
songwriter Troy Jones has died, according to a statement posted online on September. 11, 2020.
We learned of the deceased through the following tribute posted on social media.,
My buddy songwriter Troy Jones passed away last night at the age of 64. A bright light is shining on him today. He was a true country gentleman. He had great success at songwriting in the Country Music industry but he was more proud of his family than his music. To his wife Patsy and the family my heart and prayers are with you today. RIP Troy
Patsy Hudson Jones
My buddy songwriter Troy Jones passed away last night at the age of 64. A bright light is shining on him today. He was a…
Posted by Kenny Dean on Saturday, September 12, 2020
Cause of Death.
We have no information at the moment on of caused death . This post will be updated as soon as we have that information.
The following are some tributes posted on social media to honor the life and the legacy of the deceased.
Kyle Smith wrote
The world, our little part of the world, lost an amazing man last night. Rest in Peace Troy Jones. Please be in prayer for Patsy and all of the Jones family.
My heart is broken for them.
Caron Wilcox Riley wrote
No! Oh please say that it isn’t so. I love that sweet family so much! Praying for Patsy and family!
Mike Tally wrote
Rest in Peace Troy Jones. Thanks for all of those great beer drinking, sing along songs. I normally don’t drink beer in the morning but today I will make an exception in you honor.
The world lost a good one tonight. My Uncle
was one of my heroes growing up. As a kid in Alabama, country music was a big deal, so having an songwriter uncle was pretty cool. There were many years when his demo CDs were the main disc in my car’s CD player. And I always loved getting to share those songs with friends and tell stories about my uncle…which song might get cut as a single…and who he’d been getting to hang-out with recently.
But my admiration of him started well before his success in songwriting. I learned early-on about some of Uncle Troy’s struggles. In fact, I remember someone offering him a beer when I was probably five or so and hearing him say that “he didn’t drink”. And I remember wondering, “How can someone survive without drinking any liquids?!?!” (I later learned what he meant). I never got to see him work through that issue, but I know it’s something he worked hard to get under control. He remained faithful to his AA groups throughout his life, and I’m sure was an inspiration to many with similar struggles. I was old enough, however, when he decided to quit smoking. In some ways that journey taught me early-on just how difficult that habit is to break. And many people don’t break that habit…but he did. I don’t know how, but he found a way to do it.
And similar with songwriting. It’s a pretty tough industry (from what I’ve learned from him and hearing his story from my parents), and it’s not one that many folks are able to make a career out of…but he did. I was super young when he decided to quit his job at the paper mill to pursue his dreams with music. And it wasn’t until I was in college that he finally had a few songs finally “make it”. That’s not to say there weren’t leads along the way…in fact, there were many! So many times my parents would play a CD and say that so & so had this song on hold. And it would seem like it would be Troy’s big break…but then it wouldn’t pan out. And he rode that out for probably 15 years! Pretty incredible!
Some of you may know a few of his songs because you’ve heard them on the radio. Some of you may know them and not even be aware because a couple were pretty big hits. But most of my favorites were the ones that never got cut. They were a little too “real” for the radio…they were the ones that were good for your soul (but I guess not “catchy” enough for the radio).
My uncle was a storyteller through his songs. He wrote songs about the ups and downs of life, about family & friends, about grief, and about struggles. Country music takes a lot of shots these days…well, because a lot of it is really bad (in my opinion). And that was something that really frustrated my uncle the last 5-10 years. He didn’t like the direction country music was heading (and has continued to head). Neither did I, and I kinda stopped listening to it for the most part.
But I recently regained my appreciation for country music after listening to a Revisionist History podcast by Malcom Gladwell. In it, Gladwell interviews songwriter Bobby Braddock, who actually co-wrote my uncle’s biggest hit “People Are Crazy”. I had no idea how big a deal Braddock was until listening to that podcast. And it was pretty cool to think that my uncle knew him and worked with him. That podcast episode is called “The King of Tears” http://revisionisthistory.com/episodes/16-the-king-of-tears
And it talks about country music’s ability to speak to the harshness and deep sadness in life. And I’m reminded of that tonight because I’m really sad about the death of my Uncle Troy. And I don’t really know how to express that in words, but I’m thankful that he introduced my family and me into a genre of music that does. And so I’ll be spending some time listening to that tonight, replaying old songs of his in my head & on my computer…reflecting on this “rough spot in the road”…and remembering all the great times I got to spend with him.
Below is a tribute some up-and-coming songwriters put together for my uncle a few years ago. I think it gives a small glimpse into the kind of person he was.
R.I.P Uncle Troy…you are missed and will continue to be missed dearly. Please be in prayer for my family, especially his wife, kids, and grandkids.