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.
Premieres 10/05 at 4 PM ET
Written by Hazel Smith
Sunday (Oct. 5) is a red-letter day for me. That’s the date CMT’s Southern Fried Flicks With Hazel Smith features the greatest country singer who ever lived – the inimitable George Jones. Hear him talk about his upcoming Kennedy Center Honors award in December and other wonderful happenings in his life. Joining George is his wife, Nancy, and his daughter with Tammy Wynette, Georgette Jones. It’s a special show with very special people in my kitchen. It airs at 4 p.m. and 8 p.m. ET/PT.
I can’t quite put my finger on it. Maybe the reasons are the increasing financial shocks on Wall Street. Be that as it may, the music and voice of George Jones comes to mind this week.
Born Sept. 12, 1931, with a style strongly influenced by Hank Williams, Jones is regarded by many as the greatest country singer of all time, admired by musicians outside the industry, by the likes of Linda Ronstadt, Elvis Costello and Emmy Lou Harris, among others.