ELUSIVE GEORGE JONES ANSWERS SOME QUESTIONS AHEAD OF PEORIA CONCERT

03/23/12

By Dan Craft - Pantagraph.com

The Possum has lived up to his nickname over the years, at least during his infrequent passes through Central Illinois.

If not playing possum literally, country legend George Jones has managed to scuttle under the media radar.

Prior to Saturday’s impending Peoria Civic Center show, the Possum’s last pass through was seven years ago at Illinois State University’s Braden Auditorium.

The ISU show’s promoter agreed Jones’ interview average hadn’t much improved since the last time we’d checked.

“Oh, sometimes he’ll decide to do one at the last minute. You never know. So don’t give up hope.”

We clung to that hope until our knuckles turned whiter than the Possum’s hard-earned silver mane.

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A CONVERSATION WITH GEORGE JONES

03/13/12

Photographer Alan Mercer recently had a chance to photograph and chat with George Jones. They talk about the business, his health,and the music! Click here to view the photos and read conversation with the Possum!

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