When it comes to attracting country music-loving tourists, Nashville and Branson might be singing a new tune – something like ‘Sweet Home Alabama’ – with the Dec. 1 grand opening of Country Crossing in Dothan, Ala. George Jones, Darryl Worley, Lorrie Morgan, John Anderson and Tracy Lawrence are among the stars who’ll open restaurants at the new development.
George and Lorrie were among a Nashville contingent that flew to Alabama recently to introduce press to the project, developed by Alabama entrepreneur Ronnie Gilley. As subsequent phases are completed, the site will also house the 10,000-seat Mandolin Grove Amphitheater, Bluegrass Hollow RV Park, a bowling center, recording studio, hotels and a hall where visitors can play electronic bingo. Country Crossing will also be home to the George Jones Possum Holler Bed & Breakfast as well as a George Jones Dinner Theater and Restaurant.
On September 11th, 2009 George Jones will be performing on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon. Here is where you come in…
How would you like a chance to be close to George Jones’ performance on the show?
Click on the link below and you will be directed to our “Band Bench” Sweepstakes entry form. Enter for a chance to win seats on our band benches and an opportunity to surround the stage during George Jones’ performance.
Please make sure you include the following band code: GJO, in your entry form.
Check out a few pictures from George’s recent appearance on Crook & Chase that will air on September 3rd on the RFD Network. George sat down with Lorianne and Charlie to talk about his new album “A Collection of My Best Recollection” and other possum exclusives available only at Cracker Barrel Old Country Stores®.
Following in the footsteps of Dolly Parton, Charlie Daniels, Kenny Rogers and Montgomery Gentry, George Jones has struck a deal with Cracker Barrel Old Country Stores. ‘A Collection of My Best Recollection’ will feature 12 of the Possum’s best loved hits, including ‘White Lightning,’ ‘Finally Friday’ and the award-winning ‘He Stopped Loving Her Today,’ as well as two previously unreleased tracks – ‘I’m a Long Gone Daddy’ and ‘I Don’t Want to Know.’ The CD is available exclusively at all Cracker Barrel locations.
“They’ve been a big, big asset for country music and it’s getting bigger everyday,” George tells The Boot. “They’ve sold so many records of Dolly’s, it showed up No. 9 on the regular charts, and there’s nothing that radio can do about that. It’s a wonderful thing to see your name pop up in the charts again.”