George Jones was honored at the Grand Ole Opry on Septemeber 24th, 2009 by some of the best in country music. Vince Gill hosted the event which included performances by Lorrie Morgan, Tanya Tucker, Jamey Johnson, and best of all The Possum himself, George Jones.
The evening was full of stories, laughter, and great country music! The artists not only performed some of George’s greatest hits, but some of their own as well. Take a look at a few pictures from the show!
To be entered to win visit your local Cracker Barrel old country store and take a picture of George’s Webkinz friend “Possum” and his new Cracker Barrel exclusive CD ” A Collection of My Best Recollection” and twitpic it to George’s official twitter account.
Look for a new GAC series, Soundstage, which features some of country’s biggest artists, including George Jones, Trisha Yearwood and Trace Adkins.
Soundstage originally aired from 1974-1985, before returning in 2003.
“GAC is thrilled to be able to offer Soundstage to our viewers,” says Sarah Trahern, senior VP of programming for GAC. “It remains a groundbreaking television concert series and will give fans a chance to see some of country music’s top stars perform in an intimate setting.”
George Jones last played New York three years ago—at Carnegie Hall on Halloween, 2006—and he was wearing a cast on his hand and couldn’t play guitar. But the legendary country music star was in fine fettle during a lengthy stay in New York to promote his latest CD, A Collection Of My Best Recollection.
The disc is mainly made up of Jones classics like “He Stopped Lovin’ Her Today” and “White Lightning,” and is available through the Cracker Barrel country store/restaurant chain and its web site. It shows a vintage front cover black-and-white picture of the young Jones with an acoustic guitar, sitting on a stool—with a similar back-cover shot of Jones as he looks today, at 78.