And Along Came Jones

And Along Came Jones. This album was released in 1991 on the MCA Nashville Records label. Music videos were made for the tracks, “You Couldn’t Get The Picture” and “She Loved a lot in Her Time.” Those two songs being made into music videos caused MCA to have George make a music video to nearly every song they released to radio as a single during the next 5-6 years. Jones ended a long association with Epic Records and producer Billy Sherrill in 1990 when he jumped ship to MCA Nashville Records and Kyle Lehning.

Thanks to an invention called SoundScan, country albums were appearing on the Billboard Top 200 with consistency…starting with this album, George was charting on both the country and pop album charts with amazing frequency, a good reason for that was the actual sales figures that were being reported for country singers who, before SoundScan came along, were long thought to have little selling power if they lacked mainstream pop appeal. And Along Came Jones jump-started the era in George’s career where he became an un-official spokesman for his peers and other artists who struggled for airplay on country radio because of their material being too country.

Track listing
Where the Tall Grass Grows (3:16)
Honky Tonk Myself to Death (2:28)
Angels Don’t Fly (3:20)
You Couldn’t Get the Picture (3:35)
Come Home to Me (3:33)
Heckel and Jeckel (3:28)
I Don’t Go Back Anymore (3:15)
You Done Me Wrong (2:27)
King of the Mountain (3:27)
She Loved a Lot in Her Time (3:12)

Trivia
“You Done Me Wrong” was originally a hit for the co-writer, Ray Price. George was the other co-writer of this song.
“King of the Mountain” became a Top-20 hit for George Strait in 1997

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