Sometimes it pays to listen to other people’s advice. Legendary country singer George Jones, who will appear Nov. 6 at the Rialto Square Theatre in Joliet, was reluctant to record a song that he deemed too sad to appeal to anyone.
“One of the saddest songs of all I didn’t want to record,” Jones said. “That song was ‘He Stopped Loving Her Today.’ I kept saying ‘No’ to my producer, Billy Sherrill. I told him, ‘That song is so sad no one would want to hear it.’ Boy, was I wrong. I am thankful to this day I let him talk me into recording it.”
Jones appears on The Today Show to support new book My Country: 50 Musicians on God, America & the Songs They Love
Nashville, TN – Country music has always played a huge role in the story of American culture, but never has country music—in all its forms—been more of-the-moment than right now. Capturing this moment is award-winning photographer, Melanie Dunea. For her new book, Dunea focuses her camera lens on the musical form most intrinsically linked to American identity- country music. In MY COUNTRY: 50 Musicians on God, America & The Songs They Love, Dunea explores the world of country music, from its gritty roots to today’s country-pop.
On Wednesday, Oct. 13 only, active duty and retired military personnel can get tickets for buy one, get one free to the George Jones concert on Friday at Bell Auditorium.
Show your military ID at the James Brown Arena box office, 601 7th St., from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. tomorrow. For more information, call (706) 722-3521.