George Jones hospitalized in Nashville

Associated Press
FILE - In this Dec. 7, 2008 file photo, George Jones arrives for the Kennedy Center Honors at the Kennedy Center in Washington. Jones is hospitalized in Nashville. Jones, 80, has been admitted into a Nashville area hospital with an upper respiratory infection and was to stay overnight for observation. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Country Music Hall of Fame member George Jones is hospitalized with an upper respiratory infection.

A statement from his publicist, Kirt Webster, says the 80-year-old Jones was admitted into a Nashville area hospital on Thursday and will stay overnight for observation. He is scheduled to be released Friday.

Jones is known for classic country hits, including "He Stopped Loving Her Today."