George Jones drives an impressively spacious bus these days, with plenty of leg room, a state-of-the-art kitchen, a bedroom big enough for a double bed and a huge television up front.
It’s a better vehicle than many of the newer acts that also work the road, but George probably appreciates it more than the younger artists, too. After all, he can recall the time when performers were jammed in tight quarters, sometimes stuffing an upright bass over the seats in a car while they drove at slower speeds before the interstate system was built.
Country legend George Jones says he’s working more than he wants to these days, but he plans to trim his tour dates in 2009 to allow him to spend more time on a real estate project.
George is the official spokesman for Ronnie Gilley Properties, an Enterprise, Ala.-based developer that also has partnerships with Alan Jackson, Tracy Lawrence, Lorrie Morgan and Darryl Worley.