By FIELDING BUCK
Country music patriarch George Jones begins a month-long tour today that will include the Inland area.
His show, which celebrates 52 years of hitmaking, will stop at Pechanga Resort & Casino in Temecula on Oct. 13 and the McCallum Theatre in Palm Desert on Oct. 17.
Jones called it a “fairly new show” in a phone interview from his home near Nashville, prior to heading out to his first stop, in Renfro Valley, Ky.
By BILL CRAIG
Asserting that the country-music business that George Jones started making hits in 50 years ago is radically different than the one he continues to star in today would rank as the year’s, if not the decade’s, most painfully obvious statement.
It’s only slightly more enlightening, but perhaps comforting, to point out that the sound of Jones’ traditional-to-the-core brand of country has withstood the intense pressure to change with the Nashville major label, commercial radio-driven times.
You won’t want to miss GAC’s “Country Music Across America” this week! The one and only George Jones will be on the show, Thursday September 20th at 8:00 PM ET. Be sure to check the TV Page for more show times.