You hear country singers say it all the time, so let me echo them: I’m a big fan of George Jones. Two of his early albums — A Picture of Me (Without You) and Nothing Every Hurt Me (Half as Bad as Losing You) - have been reissued on one CD and that’s what I keep playing this afternoon. Friends, this is my favorite kind of country music, smothered in steel guitar, booze and bad decisions. Released in the early 1970s, these albums were produced by Billy Sherrill, who magnificently captured that distinct yearning in Jones’ rich baritone in songs like “She Loves Me (Right Out of My Mind).”
George Jones, Trace Adkins, Amy Grant and Vince Gill, and Moll and Charlie Anderson are supporting the Junior League of Nashville by participating in the non-profit’s upcoming Celebrity Tour of Kitchens. On April 1, Grant and Gill, Jones, and the Andersons will welcome guests into their homes to check out the amenities in their kitchens, an experience designed to give guests ideas for their own homes. Adkins and his wife Rhonda will host the tour’s patrons’ party on the evening of March 31. All proceeds from the event will benefit the programs of the Junior League, such as work at Vanderbilt Children’s Hospital and the Nashville Children’s Theatre. Tickets are available at the Patron ($150) and Tour Guest ($75) levels. To purchase tickets, click here!