Celebrating George Jones’ 50 Years Of Hits – Sun, Jun 9 On AXS TV ~ LISTEN

George Jones
George Jones

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – -(AmmoLand.com)- George Jones, the definitive country singer of the last half-century, was a member of The Country Music Hall of Fame and The Grand Ole Opry, received the coveted Kennedy Center Honor and was the recipient of the Grammy Lifetime Achievement award.

Now on Sunday, June 9, Trace Adkins, Kenny Chesney, Harry Connick, Jr., Joe Diffie, Vince Gill, Amy Grant, Emmylou Harris, Alan Jackson, Sammy Kershaw, Uncle Kracker, Kris Kristofferson, Shelby Lynne, Martina McBride, Lorrie Morgan, Aaron Neville, Connie Smith, Trick Pony, Randy Travis, Tanya Tucker and Wynonna will celebrate George’s 50 Years Of Hits in an all-star celebration airing on AXS TV at 9pm ET and 12am ET.

Jones’ career never left the top of the country charts having recorded more than 100 albums during his career and more than 150 of those songs were hits, including 60 Top 10 singles.

His songs including “He Stopped Loving Her Today,” “Tennessee Whiskey,” Still Doin’ Time,” “A Good Year For The Roses,” “She Thinks I Still Care,” and so many others are covers every bar band performs on a nightly basis.

Jones was often referred to as The Possum, for his facial features and the shape of his nose, or No Show Jones, for his sudden disappearing act before a show. However, when Jones finally did take the stage he was a hardcore honky tonker that sang songs about heartbreak and hard drinking times that echoed his own turbulent life. By most accounts, George Jones was the finest vocalist in the recorded history of country music.

Jones’ 1985 single “Who's Gonna Fill Their Shoes?” can only be answered one way. No one.

  • 8 thoughts on “Celebrating George Jones’ 50 Years Of Hits – Sun, Jun 9 On AXS TV ~ LISTEN

    1. I know that George Jones is the best, and I will always enjoy listening to him. Hope he is doing concerts in Heaven for Our FATHER .

    2. i am w.worley ilove real country music which is george jones and allways will be. ive listen to george all my life and thats been 57 years and the rest i will to .

    3. Today artists are ever talented they just can’t give me that feeling like Jones or some of the older country singer do maybe they just haven’t live it

      1. Mine is set to record… He turned me on to country music back in 1987. I was influenced not just in his music. Fast forward years later,
        I turned my life around in 2003. I quit drinking.
        And all the years forward my life has never been the same. Today, I enjoy my new life of sobriety. I have 16 years of sobriety now. George Jones was my inspiration.
        R.I.P. George Jones…
        I wrote my own book entitled THE JOURNEY OF AN INCORRIGIBLE ALCOHOLIC: THE PATH I CHOSE AND THE ONES I DIDN’T.

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