Washington D.C. – President George W. Bush honors country singer George Jones with the 2002 National Medal of Arts. Nine individuals in all received this prestigious award from President and First Lady Laura Bush in an Oval Office ceremony at the White House on March 6, 2003. The medalists were notified of the honor by the National Endowment for the Arts.
With the creation of this official website and more appearances, George Jones has been spending the last few months working on ways to be more in touch with his fans. With over 1 million hits per month on this official website, www.GeorgeJones.com, and sold out crowds at almost every venue, it seems his efforts have not been ignored.
George took to the Opry stage on March 2, 2002 to premiere his new song “50,000 Names” to a full house. Before hand, he made his way to the set of CMT Most Wanted Live to show off the new video as well. This was the highest attended Most Wanted Live audience since the show began. Check out the slide show to see all the fun that took place!
Check out George’s New Video of “50,000 Names". This Vietnam Wall Memorial tribute song is being hailed as a new Jones classic along the lines of “He Stopped Loving Her Today” and “The Grand Tour” by reviewers around the country. Written by Jamie O’Hara, Jones recorded the song in the fall of 2000, long before the tragedy of 9/11.