courtesy of CMT
George Jones was one of many prominent Hall of Fame Members on hand to award medallions’ to the newest members of the Country Music Hall of Fame on May 6th. George Strait, Sonny James and Harold Bradley, the newest members of the Country Music Hall of Fame, were inducted into the Hall of Fame in November during the Country Music Association’s annual awards show, the medallion ceremony is designed to focus solely on the history and careers of the newest inductees. The invitation only event lasted five hours and featured at least $5 million worth of musical talent, was held at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum in downtown Nashville.
George Jones came to the podium to praise Strait and hang the medallion around his neck. He said he first met Strait when he performed at a music park Jones was operating in Texas. Later, he said, Strait came to his house and sat on the edge of the bed with him and watched a football game.
Jones also lauded Strait as a husband. “He’s stayed married to the same woman, Norma, for 35 years. And, goddamn, that’s good! “The show ended with George and all the other performers gathering on stage and leading the audience in “Will The Circle Be Unbroken". more!