George Jones has been making music and thrilling fans for more than six decades … and he’s not slowing down anytime soon. The legendary singer recently released ‘A Collection of My Best Recollection,’ featuring three previously unreleased tunes, exclusively through Cracker Barrel Old Country Stores.
On Tuesday (Feb. 23), the Possum is once again giving fans a treat with the release of a two-CD collection from Time Life, titled ‘George Jones: The Great Lost Hits.’ This latest addition to George’s illustrious discography is comprised of 34 tracks compiled from rare and largely out-of-print recordings between 1965 and 1972.
It’s difficult not to use the word “legend” when speaking about George Jones.
Described by many as the “greatest living country singer” has enjoyed a fabulously storied career that shows no sign of slowing down as he energetically heads toward his 80th birthday. The Texas-born singer and songwriter has racked up a staggering 150 hit songs, over a dozen chart-topping No.1 hits, received numerous Country Music Association and Academy of Country Music Awards, and was a 1992 inductee into the Country Music Hall of Fame.
DOUBLE CD SET FILLED WITH RARE, OUT-OF-PRINT SONGS FROM THE COUNTRY SUPERSTAR’S LEGENDARY MUSICOR ERA
Long-Awaited “Missing Piece” Of His Storied Career In Stores February 23rd (Time Life)
George Jones is the gold standard of country singing, but many of his most important and best-loved songs have long been unavailable to his fans. On February 23rd, Time Life will issue George Jones: The Great Lost Hits, a historic 2-CD collection of his rare and largely out-of-print recordings that were originally released by the Musicor record label between 1965 and 1972. On the same date, a special 12 track, single CD version will be exclusively available at Wal-Mart as well as digitally at Wal-Mart.
George Jones is a country music legend who’s accomplished just about everything an artist could, yet at 78 years old, he’s still out there rocking the stage night after night and drawing in new legions of fans. A member of the Country Music Hall of Fame with Grammys, ACMs and CMA awards to his credit, the singer affectionately known as The Possum, has had quite a few career-making moments and earned some impressive fans along the way.
So who’s the fan he was most surprised to find he had during one of the biggest highlights of his long and storied career? George tells the Athens-Banner Herald he learned of her adoration in 2008, when he was feted at the prestigious Kennedy Center Honors ceremony alongside Barbra Streisand and Morgan Freeman.