While Willie Nelson was celebrating his birthday on this day in 1981, George Jones was celebrating 3 huge wins at the Academy of Country Music Awards.

Named Male Vocalist that year, George Jones also took home Single of the Year, and Song of the Year for the song that he gave credit for saving his career, stating that "a four-decade career had been salvaged by a three-minute song."

Here's your KLAW Classic, plus a bonus video of Alan Jackson performing the Possum's famous song for a birthday celebration for George Jones.