(NASHVILLE, TN) November 17, 2005…In what could only be called a Legends Session, country music icon George Jones and NASCAR icon Richard Petty will come together for a special live Q & A event Saturday, January 14, 2006, 10:00 am (CT) at the Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum in Nashville as part of the Sprint Nextel Sound & Speed - Presented By SunTrust - A Music & Motorsports Celebration.
A new exhibit, titled The Grand Tour: George Jones Country, will open on Dec. 2 at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum in Nashville. The exhibit will include a 14″ x 20″ black and white photograph of 12-year-old Jones on the streets of Beaumont, Texas; Jones’ “White Lightning” black wool Nudie suit, circa 1960, featuring embroidered moonshine jugs and rhinestone lightning bolts; and a George Jones model Martin D-41 guitar with mother-of-pearl “GJ” inlay. Jones was elected to the Country Music Hall of Fame in 1992. The exhibit will run through May 2006. more