The stars were out last night at the Convocation Center in Jonesboro for the first Johnny Cash Music Festival.
Members of the Cash family and country music stars such as Kris Kristopherson and George Jones as well as Dailey & Vincent and Gary Morris took to the stage to help raise money for the restoration of Johnny Cash’s boyhood home in Dyess.
Representatives with Arkansas State University say the Johnny Cash Music Festival will be presented annually in participation with the Cash family.
Thisweek on “Country Gold,” Ronnie Milsap is Rowdy Yates’ special guest. We’ll give away his new CD,"Country Again” and talk with him about his impressive career as oneof country’s biggest hitmakers. And, of course, we’ll play his greatesthits. George Jones has the newcountry classic while Alabama hasthe lost classic. Find out what the most requested song of the week isfrom phone calls, Facebook posts, texts and emails. And we’ll be takingyour requests at 1-800-In-The-USA.
by Alanna Conaway - The Boot
Last year, George Jones joined the likes of Dolly Parton, Johnny Cash, Loretta Lynn, Roy Acuff and Willie Nelson, as a recipient of the Kennedy Center Honors. The tribute ceremony will air on CBS on Dec. 30 and includes other artistic luminaries like Barbra Streisand, rockers Roger Daltrey and Pete Townsend of The Who, famed choreographer Twyla Tharp, and Academy Award-winning actor Morgan Freeman. George says the evening was an overwhelming and emotional night for him.
“Oh my goodness … what a surprise all of that was,” George tells The Boot.
At 82 years old, Morristown resident Helen Jones always had a love for country great George Jones. Not just because they shared the same last name, but she always loved his hits like “He Stopped Loving Her Today.”
Friday, before the star hit the Country Tonite stage in Pigeon Forge, Ms. Jones got an extra special surprise when she was asked to go backstage to see her star. Read More
In 1992, George Jones released the CMA winning hit ‘I Don’t Need Your Rockin’ Chair.’ The song became an anthem for the aging country fans and artists who wanted to remind everyone that their bodies might be old, but they aren’t impaired!
Now, in 2011 George Jones is still proving that “he’s not ready for the junk yard yet” with a busy summer tour schedule and a new collection of music. The latest album, ’George Jones: Hits,’ is the perfect selection of fan favorites with two unreleased singles, ‘I Should’ve Called’ and ‘I Ain’t Ever Slowin’ Down,’ that will please any possum lover!