The lonesome death of Donny Young AKA Johnny Paycheck

In the last years of his life, he managed to gain back some of his reputation, eventually becoming a member of the Opry in 1997. But when he died in 2003, the family had no money to cover the funeral expenses. Thank God for friends like George Jones.

In the end, the Donny Young story is a classic case of “be careful what you wish for.” Sometimes your dreams have consequences that are damn near impossible to live with.

Read the whole article, in the Moonrunners section of Shooter Jenning’s Black Rock Country