Rolling Stone lists the top 100 Greatest Singer’s of All Time in their November 27th issue. The magazine picked a panel of 179 experts that voted and some (like James Taylor did for George) contributed commentary about these extraordinary vocalist. At RollingStone.com and even check out their handwritten ballots. more!
George Jones drives an impressively spacious bus these days, with plenty of leg room, a state-of-the-art kitchen, a bedroom big enough for a double bed and a huge television up front.
It’s a better vehicle than many of the newer acts that also work the road, but George probably appreciates it more than the younger artists, too. After all, he can recall the time when performers were jammed in tight quarters, sometimes stuffing an upright bass over the seats in a car while they drove at slower speeds before the interstate system was built.
Country legend George Jones says he’s working more than he wants to these days, but he plans to trim his tour dates in 2009 to allow him to spend more time on a real estate project.
George is the official spokesman for Ronnie Gilley Properties, an Enterprise, Ala.-based developer that also has partnerships with Alan Jackson, Tracy Lawrence, Lorrie Morgan and Darryl Worley.
Barbara Mandrell emceed the induction of her first producer, Billy Sherrill, into the Musicians Hall of Fame in Nashville Tuesday night, part of a star-studded event that paid homage to key players from a variety of genres at the Schermerhorn Symphony Center.
Billy is the first person enshrined in the Hall as a producer, recognizing his contributions to the careers of George Jones, Tammy Wynette, Tanya Tucker, Charlie Rich and Johnny Paycheck, among others.