Bandit Records will proudly release GEORGE JONES – AMAZING
GRACE on September 10th, two days before what would have been
Jones’ 82nd birthday. Jones, a partner in Bandit Records, recorded the gospel
songs with producer Billy Sherrill in 2002 with the exception of one track,
“Great Judgment Morning,” which was produced by Brian Ahern in 1994.
Billy Sherrill songs represent the final sessions between Jones and Sherrill.
Sherrill had retired and was not interested in going back into the studio.
Jones was persistent in trying to get Sherrill to do one last project and they
finally agreed to do a Gospel Collection. It also marked the first time that
Jones’ had actually recorded an entire Gospel project and not just isolated
songs tacked onto the end of secular sessions.
“Great Judgment Morning”
was one of those songs tacked onto the end of his Bradley Barn recording
sessions. Assembled that day were friends such as Waylon Jennings, Jessi
Colter, Travis Tritt, Ricky Skaggs, Marty Stuart and Connie Smith who all added
their vocal interpretations of that classic gospel favorite.