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.
During the past few months, hundreds of country music fans picketed outside Gaylord’s offices, with some carrying signs reading, “Too country and proud of it!'’, and deluged the company with mailed protests. Country star George Jones showed up one day to offer support to the demonstrators.
George recently performed for a crowd of 15,000 at Valdosta, Georgia’s Wild Adventures Theme park, which broke the all-time attendance record for a country artist! The only artist that topped Jones’ record is the R&B group, Destiny’s Child.