GEORGE JONES UNIVERSITY STRUMS A NEW CHORD DURING SPRING SEMINAR IN THEIR PARTNERSHIP WITH COPLEY MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS
Copley Musical Instruments and George Jones University are using different “instruments” to reach a similar goal. George Jones University plans to teach the “ABC’s” of the music industry, including insights into artist management, booking, record label functionalities, song publishing, publicity, touring, major industry organization roles, networking, breaking into the business, and the history of the entertainment industry as a whole. George Jones University takes place in Franklin, Tennessee, March 27th – 30th .
Country radio programmers and disc jockeys packed a large conference room at the Nashville Convention Center Friday (March 7) to witness a conversation between George Jones and producer-songwriter Norro Wilson. They seemed indifferent to the irony that most country stations won’t play the 79-year-old singer’s music these days because it lies outside their younger target demographic. more!
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.