Legends of American Music: George Jones, a three-CD boxed set highlighting the Country Music Hall of Fame’s member 53-year recording career, will be released May 20 by Time Life. The 60-song retrospective begins with his 1955 chart debut, “Why Baby Why,” and includes his biggest hits and duets with Tammy Wynette, Melba Montgomery, Merle Haggard, James Taylor, Johnny Paycheck and others.
As a member of the Country Music Hall of Fame, George Jones is a legend in the genre. In fact, when his career was the subject of a panel during last week’s Country Radio Seminar, he got not one, but two standing ovations from the broadcasters in attendance. more!
George Jones’s career was the subject of a panel during last week’s Country Radio Seminar, held in Nashville, TN. The crowd, full of radio and television broadcasters, media personnel, and music professionals, got a historic perspective and appreciation for the format and learned lessons from the past. Ronnie Gilley and songwriter/producer Norro Wilson sat down with George for an hour long discussion about country music of the past, present and future.
George Jones University has scheduled its spring session for March 27-30 in Franklin, TN. Guest speakers include Opry Star Jim Ed Brown, Robbins/Nashville Dir./Northeast Promotion Joe Redmond, CAA Sr. Exec. Stan Barnette and WVHL/Farmville, VA OM/PD Sherry Massaro.
We’ve all got a little redneck in us. It’s not just a Southern thing. It’s something you’re born with, wherever you happened to be born. Redneck is more of a state of mind. It’s sort of like the man said, “It’s hard to describe, but I know it when I see it.” And CMT presents a celebration of all things redneck with CMT 20 Greatest Redneck Moments on February 7 at 4 PM ET.