By Lance Griffin
Country music artists George Jones, John Anderson, Lorrie Morgan and Tracy Lawrence are scheduled to appear at the official groundbreaking of Country Crossing Oct. 27.
The groundbreaking ceremony will be held at 1 p.m. and the public is invited to attend. The event will be held 9.5 miles south of Ross Clark Circle on the east side of Highway 231 South, or 3.5 miles north of the Florida state line.
His “No Show” days are behind him, but George Jones still makes plenty of sport about his unreliable wild streak of drink and drugs.
Before his concert on Saturday at the newly opened Venue at UCF Arena, a member of his entourage came to the microphone and told the crowd that he had an important announcement: “George Jones is here.”
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In North Carolina, way back in the hills/Me and my old pappy had a hand in a still/We brewed white lightning till the sun went down/Then he’d fill him a jug and he’d pass it around”
–’White Lightning,’ George Jones (1959)
Too often, duet albums come when an artist’s voice has faded and his career is near the dimming of its day. George Jones’ “Burn Your Playhouse Down” (Bandit) is refreshingly, brilliantly different.
Made up of recordings done for earlier projects but never released, the CD presents Jones at his Hall of Fame best. Selections range from a mid-1970s duet with former wife Tammy Wynette to a 2006 duet with their daughter, Georgette Jones.