Country Legend George Jones remains at his Tennessee home recuperating from upper respiratory infection. Doctors have advised Mr. Jones to remain home and continue resting for another week. Therefore, shows in Minnesota and South Dakota for this coming weekend will need to be postponed and rescheduled.
“I never want to cancel a show, but I have to do what the doctors tell me,” says Jones. “I thank all the fans from the bottom of my heart for their prayers and I look forward to seeing them on the road soon.”
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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LOS ANGELES – The night before the Grammy Awards, the Recording Academy honored seven artists with Lifetime Achievement Awards, three of them with strong Nashville ties.
George Jones, The Allman Brothers Band and Glen Campbell joined Antonio Carlos Jobim, The Memphis Horns, Diana Ross and Gil Scott-Heron in each receiving a tribute at the organization’s Special Merit Awards ceremony Saturday afternoon at the Wilshire Ebell Theatre.
Honorees crowded a small red carpet, catching up with one another and talking to the news media before heading into the theater for the ceremony, which academy President/CEO Neil Portnow predicted would frequently move the room to tears. “It’s a very emotional day,” Portnow said.