By VANESSA FRANKO
With a career lasting for more than 50 years, George Jones has cemented a place in music history.
The country troubadour is bringing his legendary music to San Manuel Indian Bingo and Casino in Highland on Thursday.
Jones said he will perform the hits from across his five-plus decades in music.
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Ronnie Gilley’s family and business partners have set up a community rally in support of Country Crossing on Saturday (1/10) at the Rip Hewes Stadium in Dothan, AL.
Special guests include Jamie Foxx, George Jones, and several members of the NFL. Travis Tritt and Jake Owen kick-off the live shows that conclude of the rally.
BY PETER COOPER
It doesn’t seem fair to George Jones, this circumstance in which people stand and cheer him for who he is and what he’s done.
They did that recently at the gleaming John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. The Washington power elite hailed Jones as a performer of uncommon cultural relevance, while the man once nicknamed No Show stood near the president of the United States.
The theme of George Jones’ doll is his classic 1965 album and song, “The Race is On.” A curving highway is drawn in the middle of the doll, and a cutout bus is trucking down the road. Along the way are a lamppost and signs for a restaurant, a motel, and Route 40. The words, “The RACE is ON,” are written above the highway, and Jones’ signature is near the top of the doll.All proceeds go to the Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt in Nashville, Tennessee.