Nashville (4/19/02)—Country living legend, GEORGE JONES, slipped yesterday and broke his right foot. The singer had stopped in for a bite of lunch at a fast food establishment where he lost his footing and twisted his ankle. He didn’t initially realize he broke his foot until he was home a few hours and decided to get it checked because of pain and swelling. Doctors determined he had broken it and informed him he would have to stay off his feet for a few days and then wear a foam boot brace for the next six weeks. Consequently, Jones will have to cancel his concert performances scheduled for tonight (4/19) in Tyler, Texas at the Oil Palace and tomorrow (4/20) at the Civic Center in Muskogee, OK. Those performances have already been rescheduled for Saturday, May 4 in Tyler, Texas and Sunday, May 12 in Muskogee, OK. Ticket holders for those shows should hold onto them and they will be honored for the newly scheduled dates.
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.