George Jones tribute concert gets even more stars added

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Recognized worldwide as the “greatest living country singer,” George Jones
represented everything about Country Music and was loved by fellow artists,
musicians, producers, publishers, songwriters, video directors and industry
executives.  On November 22nd, Nashville and beyond will honor the music legend
with an all-star tribute, the date that George was to perform the final show of
his illustrious career.

“I am so excited how this show has evolved and I
will be forever grateful to the artists that are coming to honor George,” says
Nancy Jones.  “The evening might be long, but I don’t think people will be upset
as they will witness the best musical tribute Nashville has ever seen with so
many artists performing George Jones songs.” 

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George Jones “Amazing Grace” to be released September 10 (from the mailbag)

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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.

The
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.

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Chart Roundup – Week of May 18th, 2013

Hey guys, my chart roundup is back after a month out! I hope you missed me. Hot Country Songs remains oddly static at the top, with Florida Georgia Line continuing…

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George Jones’ May 2nd funeral to be open to the public

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George Jones’ funeral will take place on Thursday, May 2nd at The Grand Ole Opry
House in Nashville, Tennessee, starting at 10 am and will be open to the
public.

"George would have wanted his fans and friends everywhere to be
able to come and pay their respects along with his family," said publicist Kirt
Webster.

"Thanks to George’s friends, fans, and loved ones for the
outpouring of love at this terrible time," said Nancy Jones. "I love you
all."

A private visitation for family, friends, and fellow performers
will take place on Wednesday evening. Since this is private, please call
615-777-6995 x230 for time and location.

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