His “No Show” days are behind him, but George Jones still makes plenty of sport about his unreliable wild streak of drink and drugs.
Before his concert on Saturday at the newly opened Venue at UCF Arena, a member of his entourage came to the microphone and told the crowd that he had an important announcement: “George Jones is here.”
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In North Carolina, way back in the hills/Me and my old pappy had a hand in a still/We brewed white lightning till the sun went down/Then he’d fill him a jug and he’d pass it around”
–’White Lightning,’ George Jones (1959)
Too often, duet albums come when an artist’s voice has faded and his career is near the dimming of its day. George Jones’ “Burn Your Playhouse Down” (Bandit) is refreshingly, brilliantly different.
Made up of recordings done for earlier projects but never released, the CD presents Jones at his Hall of Fame best. Selections range from a mid-1970s duet with former wife Tammy Wynette to a 2006 duet with their daughter, Georgette Jones.
Opry Members Trace Adkins, George Jones and Brad Paisley Among Those Scheduled to Appear
The Grand Ole Opry® presented by Cracker Barrel Old Country Store® will honor its longest-standing member, Little Jimmy Dickens, with a Signature Show celebrating the Country Music Hall of Fame member’s 60th Opry Anniversary on Sat., Nov. 1 at the Grand Ole Opry House. Among the artists scheduled to participate in the celebration are friends and fellow Opry members Trace Adkins, George Jones, and Brad Paisley.
by Beville Darden
He’s the legendary hit maker often dubbed the greatest living country singer, and it’s hard to find an artist of any genre who doesn’t dream of collaborating with him. So when George Jones decided to record an album of duets, he called on some very lucky friends.