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'He Stopped Loving Her Today' is honored

Associated Press - December 23, 2009 8:25 PM ET

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - George Jones' classic recording "He Stopped Loving Her Today" is to be featured in the Library of Congress' historical archives.

The 1980 hit has been chosen the No. 1 country song of all time by several surveys.

Since 2002, the Library of Congress has named a limited number of recordings each year to the National Recording Registry for preservation.

The song, written by Bobby Braddock and Curly Putman, is about a man's enduring love for a woman until he dies. It was the Country Music Association's single of the year in 1980.

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