Country star George Jones entertained a crowd of about 1,300 fans Sunday night at the Crown Arena.
For a dinosaur, this Possum was pretty feisty.
George Jones served notice once again that he’s still a bit more rock than rocking chair with a surprisingly lively show Sunday night at the Crown Arena. More than 1,300 fans stood and cheered as Jones, known as “The Possum” by decades of country fans, pulled hit after hit from a half-century of songs.
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.
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Country Music Legend George Jones was hospitalized yesterday afternoon at Baptist Hospital in Nashville, TN for pneumonia. Jones is resting comfortably and is expected to make a full recovery. His doctors wanted to take all necessary precautions.
The singer’s weekend performances scheduled for Albany, GA, Panama City, Fl and Chattanooga, TN are being rescheduled. you may send your well wishes to firstname.lastname@example.org or visit Possum Tracks his official web board.
George Jones was recently honored by his hometown of Beaumont, Texas, on Friday (March 24), by pressing his boots into a wet cement slab that will be placed on display in front of the city’s Ford Arena. Jones was in town for a concert with Merle Haggard, who also attended the ceremony. Jones is the seventh southeast Texas native to be honored in Ford Park’s Walk of Fame. Other inductees include Tracy Byrd, Janis Joplin, Clay Walker and Edgar Winter.