Lynyrd Skynyrd’s Ricky Medlocke has his way, the group’s involvement in country music won’t be limited to participating in last weekend’s CMA Music Festival in Nashville. The band performed on Thursday (June 8th) at The Coliseum, but before they hit the stage, Medlocke told us of his hopes of recording with a true country legend. “We’ve written a song – it’s a Skynyrd tune. Skynyrd could do it because it rocks, but I swear to God George Jones could help sing it…more!
As recording of the Category 5 Records CD tribute to George Jones gets underway, many top Country artists have lined up to participate, offering their talents to salute the man many consider the greatest Country artist ever. “God’s Country” ships in mid-October. Slated as the debut single, the title track performed by George Jones.
By DAVE FERMAN
STAR-TELEGRAM STAFF WRITER
FORT WORTH - After a life punctuated by so many missed concerts that he long ago earned the nickname No Show, Texas native George Jones has recently settled into a groove that finds him, at 74, a model of consistency.
Like his concerts in 2002 and 2003, his show Friday night at Bass Hall was slick, smooth and graced by the pinpoint efficiency of his six-man Jones Boys band, and a catalog of hits that spans more than five decades.
Country legend GEORGE JONES is adding restaurateur to his impressive resume after announcing plans to open a Southern-style diner in Enterprise, Alabama. The singer/songwriter, who owns his own bacon, barbecue sauce and bottled water enterprise, is planning his latest culinary venture with his wife NANCY. The restaurant, called Possum Holler, will be decorated with memorabilia from Jones’ career and will open for business later this year (06). Look for more coming soon
Georgetown woman recently received an unexpected, but much appreciated, phone call. The call came for Betty Pelfrey, 68, while she was in Georgetown Community Hospital with a lung ailment, said Betty’s daughter, Robin Pelfrey.
When Betty heard the voice of country music star George Jones on the the other end of the line, “it just brightened her day,” Robin said. “You wouldn’t believe the expression on her face, ” she said.