What's next? Riding a John Deere under the influence?
George Jones Lawnmower Ride
Country legends are born, not made, and few people can claim the title like George Jones. The prolific singer has had 167 songs break the Billboard country charts, and his #1 hits include "White Lightning," "Yesterday's Wine," and "Tennessee Whiskey." Are you noticing a theme there? Yes, ol' George loves his hooch, and the tales of his drunken binges are legendary. For most of his life he would down a screwdriver with breakfast and spend the rest of the day nursing a bottle of whiskey. His friends and loved ones would try to bring George back from the abyss, but his thirst would always wind him up in trouble. Wife Shirley, fed up one night with Jones's drunkenness, hid the keys to every car the couple owned and left the house. Jones, so desperate to keep his buzz going, found an old John Deere riding lawnmower in the garage and drove it on the street eight miles to Beaumont, Texas, where the nearest booze barn was located. Now that's drunken dedication.