We are sadden by the loss of George’s best friend Herb Kinman, a long time friend and part of our extended family. We send love and support to his family. He will be truly missed.
Rhonda Vincent is known as “The Queen Of Bluegrass” and has a slew of awards to prove it. She is also in demand in Country circles and has recorded with Dolly Parton, Tanya Tucker, Alan Jackson, Joe Diffie, and many others.
She has recently released a new album Only Me. In addition to duets with Willie Nelson and Daryle Singletary, Rhonda pays tribute to George Jones by singing one of his classics.
Take a listen to When The Grass Grows Over Me:
The memory of country music icon George Jones, who died last April, is honored in a new exhibit by The Center for Popular Music (CPM). The display, which features Jones’s albums, sheet music and news articles, is open to the public in the Center, on the first floor of the Mass Communication building, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily.
Jones, also known as “The Possum,” embraced a career that spanned decades and included multiple No. 1 songs. He’s most know for his hit ”He Stopped Loving Her Today.” He is considered by many to be the greatest singer in the history of country music. Even music legend Johnny Cash, when asked about his favorite singer, would respond, “You mean besides George Jones?”
MTSU’s connection with Jones’s legacy was firmly established in November 2013 after Nancy Jones, his widow, announced that her family had created a scholarship fund for the university. MTSU Recording Industry Chair Beverly Keel is overseeing the donation drive for the fund, with the goal of generating multiple scholarships and programs that celebrate Jones’s music and career.
The George Jones exhibit will be open until mid-March.
The CPM is a research center focusing on the study and scholarship of popular music in America. Anyone is welcome to use the CPM’s collections and services for research and scholarly pursuits.
The January 6th issue of Country Weekly features exclusive photos from the ‘Playin’ Possum: The Final No Show’ George Jones tribute concert. You can get your copy at http://bit.ly/JCl5vT