• The Original Gene Watson Fan Site

  • Gene Watson: 'Real Country Music' (Fourteen Carat Music, 2016)

  • Gene Watson: 'Back in the Fire & At Last' (Morello Records, 2016) / this album was officially released on Friday 11 November 2016

  • Gene Watson's Calendar

  • The Original Gene Watson Fan Site

  • Gene Watson Guitars by Summey

  • The Original Gene Watson Fan Site

  • The Original Gene Watson Fan Site

  • Gene Watson at The Opry in Nashville

  • The Original Gene Watson Fan Site

Management


Lytle Management Group
P.O. Box 128228
Nashville, TN 37212
Contact Sarah Brosmer
Telephone 615-770-2688

Bookings



Battle Artist Agency
8887 Horton Highway,
College Grove, TN
Contact Rob Battle
office: 615-368-7433
mobile: 615-957-3444

Webster PR



Webster Public Relations
, PO Box 23015, Nashville, TN 37202

Contact Scott Adkins
Telephone 615-777-6995



Gene Watson's Peers within the country music industry believe in the sheer talent of this unassuming man from east Texas, so much so that Gene is regarded by many of them as 'the singer's singer' - and rightly so!

All of Gene Watson's Peers, who were contacted by The Gene Watson Fan Site, during 2005, were most gracious with their time and words.

It is here, within this special part of The Gene Watson Fan Site, that you have an opportunity to read a quote from George Jones, which he submitted to this site on Thursday 19 May 2005.

Sean Brady would like to take this opportunity to say 'thank you' to George Jones who has made a special contribution to a unique part of this online 'celebration of a Lone Star Hero'.



George Jones
This quote was submitted on Thursday 19 May 2005.

'Gene Watson is one of my all time favourite country singers.

I love the way he belts out a ballad and I would have to say, the one I always think of when someone says Gene Watson, is 'Farewell Party', which was written by Lawton Williams ().

It just doesn’t get any better than that!'

Thank you, George Jones, for your support of Gene Watson.

About George Jones...



George Jones was born George Glenn Jones in Saratoga, east Texas on Saturday 12 September 1931 and is considered by many to be one of the finest singers in country music.  George Jones had a voice that was recognised instantly and was known as 'The Rolls Royce' of country music.

George Jones has won two Grammy Awards, separated by eighteen years; the first was in 1981 for his performance of 'He Stopped Loving Her Today' (No.1 on the Billboard country music singles chart for one week in July 1980) and the second was in 1999 for his performance of 'Choices', which was written by Billy Yates.

George Jones has also won numerous awards throughout his career, beginning in 1956 as Billboard Magazine's 'Most Promising New Country Vocalist', to country music’s ultimate recognition: his 1992 induction into The Country Music Hall of Fame.

Webb Pierce: 'Webb Pierce's Golden Favourites' (Decca Records, 1961) 

Webb Pierce (Monday 8 August 1921 - Sunday 24 February 1991) and Red Sovine recorded George Jones' 'Why Baby Why' (co-written with Darrell Edwards) in 1956; the track, which was No.1 on the American country music singles chart for two weeks in February 1956, was included on Webb Pierce's 'Webb Pierce's Golden Favourites' (Decca Records, 1961) and Red Sovine's 'The One & Only Red Sovine' (Starday Records, 1961).

George Jones also received the prestigious 2002 'National Medal of Arts' Honour from President George W. Bush, a Medal which 'honours individuals for the singular distinction of their artistic careers'.  The National Medal of Arts is the United States' highest honour for artistic excellence.

George Jones: 'Grand Ole Opry's New Star George Jones: Country Song Hits' (Starday Records, 1957)

George Jones first charted on the American country music singles chart in 1955 with 'Why Baby Why' (written by George Jones and Darrell Edwards); the track, which reached No.4 in 1955, was subsequently included on George Jones' debut album, 'Grand Ole Opry's New Star George Jones: Country Song Hits' (Starday Records, 1957), which was released on Tuesday 1 October 1957.



In 2004, George Jones celebrated his 50th anniversary as a recording artist with the release of 'George Jones: 50 Years of Hits' (Bandit Records, 2004), a 3-CD set which featured one hit for each year of his career.



Jimmy Dean (Friday 10 August 1928 - Sunday 13 June 2010) recorded George Jones' 'Nothing Can Stop My Loving You', which was co-written with Roger Miller (Thursday 2 January 1936 - Sunday 25 October 1992), and included the track on 'Jimmy Dean Sings His Television Favourites' (Mercury Records, 1957).



Jimmy Dean (Friday 10 August 1928 - Sunday 13 June 2010) recorded George Jones' 'Hello Mister Blues' (co-written with Pete Graves and Jimmy Dean) and included the track on 'Jimmy Dean Sings His Television Favourites' (Mercury Records, 1957).



Webb Pierce (Monday 8 August 1921 - Sunday 24 February 1991) recorded George Jones' 'Life to Go' and included the track on 'Webb' (Decca Records, 1958).



Kitty Wells (Saturday 30 August 1919 - Monday 16 July 2012) recorded George Jones' 'Seasons of My Heart' (co-written with Darrell Edwards) and included the track on 'Seasons of My Heart' (Decca Records, 1960).



Johnny Cash (Friday 26 February 1932 - Friday 12 September 2003) recorded George Jones' 'Seasons of My Heart' (co-written with Darrell Edwards) and included the track on 'Now There Was a Song' (Columbia Records, 1960).



Johnny Cash (Friday 26 February 1932 - Friday 12 September 2003) recorded George Jones' 'Just One More' and included the track on 'Now There Was a Song' (Columbia Records, 1960).



Johnny Cash (Friday 26 February 1932 - Friday 12 September 2003) recorded George Jones' 'Accidentally on Purpose' (co-written with Darrell Edwards) and included the track on 'The Sound of Johnny Cash' (Columbia Records, 1962).



Margie Singleton & George Jones recorded George Jones' 'Yearning (to kiss you)' (co-written with Eddie Eddings) and included the track on 'Duets Country Style' (Mercury Records, 1962).



Loretta Lynn recorded George Jones' 'Colour of the Blues', which was co-written with Lawton Williams (Monday 24 July 1922 - Thursday 26 July 2007) and included the track on 'Loretta Lynn Sings' (Decca Records, 1963).



Kitty Wells (Saturday 30 August 1919 - Monday 16 July 2012) recorded George Jones' 'Window Up Above' and included the track on 'Especially For You' (Decca Records, 1964).



Faron Young (Thursday 25 February 1932 - Tuesday 10 December 1996) recorded George Jones' 'Forgive Me Dear' (co-written with Faron Young) and included the track on 'Falling in Love' (Capitol Records, 1965); the track was No.1 on the country music singles chart in 1965.



Faron Young (Thursday 25 February 1932 - Tuesday 10 December 1996) recorded George Jones' 'Forgive Me Dear' (co-written with Faron Young) and included the track on 'It's a Great Life' (Tower Records, 1966); the track was No.1 on the American country music singles chart in 1965.



Roger Miller (Thursday 2 January 1936 - Sunday 25 October 1992) recorded George Jones' 'That's The Way It's Always Been' (co-written with Roger Miller) and included the track on 'The Return of Roger Miller' (smash Records, 1965).



Conway Twitty (Friday 1 September 1933 - Saturday 5 June 1993) recorded George Jones' 'I Made Her That Way' (co-written with Dale Ward) and included the track on 'Look into My Teardrops' (Decca Records, 1966).



Conway Twitty (Friday 1 September 1933 - Saturday 5 June 1993) recorded George Jones' 'Take Me', which was co-written with Leon Payne (Friday 15 June 1917 - Thursday 11 September 1969), and included the track on 'Look into My Teardrops' (Decca Records, 1966).

Hank Locklin: 'The Girls Get Prettier' (RCA Victor Records, 1966)

Hank Locklin (Friday 15 February 1918 - Sunday 8 March 2009) recorded George Jones' 'Why Baby Why' (co-written with Darrell Edwards) and included the track on 'The Girls Get Prettier' (RCA Victor Records, 1966).



Skeets McDonald (Friday 1 October 1915 - Sunday 31 March 1968) recorded George Jones' 'You Gotta Be My Baby' and included the track on 'Skeets' (Sears Records, 1966); the track was subsequently included on 'Skeets McDonald: Volume 2, You Gotta Be My Baby' (British Archive of Country Music, 2008).



Loretta Lynn & Ernest Tubb (Monday 9 February 1914 - Thursday 6 September 1984) recorded George Jones' 'Yearning (to kiss you)' (co-written with Eddie Eddings) and included the track on 'Singing Again' (Decca Records, 1967).



Red Sovine (Wednesday 17 July 1918 - Friday 4 April 1980) recorded George Jones' 'Seasons of My Heart' (co-written with Darrell Edwards) and included the track on 'The Nashville Sound of Red Sovine' (Starday Records, 1967).



Red Sovine (Wednesday 17 July 1918 - Friday 4 April 1980) recorded George Jones' 'Accidentially on Purpose' (co-written with Darrell Edwards) and included the track on 'The Nashville Sound of Red Sovine' (Starday Records, 1967).



The Everly Brothers - Don Everly and Phil Everly (Thursday 19 January 1939 - Friday 3 January 2014) - recorded George Jones' 'You Done Me Wrong', which was co-written with Ray Price (Tuesday 12 January 1926 - Monday 16 December 2013), and included the track on 'Roots' (Warner Bros. Records, 1968).



Faron Young (Thursday 25 February 1932 - Tuesday 10 December 1996) recorded George Jones' 'That's The Way I Feel', which was co-written with Roger Miller (Thursday 2 January 1936 - Sunday 25 October 1992), and included the track on 'The World of Faron Young' (Tower Records, 1968); the track reached No.9 on the Billboard country music singles chart in 1968.



Tom Jones recorded George Jones' 'Take Me', which was co-written with Leon Payne (Friday 15 June 1917 - Thursday 11 September 1969), and included the track on 'Delilah' (Decca Records, 1968).



Charlie Louvin (Thursday 7 July 1927 - Wednesday 26 January 2011) recorded George Jones' 'Life to Go' and included the track on 'The Kind of Man I Am' (Capitol Records, 1969).



Tammy Wynette (Tuesday 5 May 1942 - Monday 6 April 1998) recorded George Jones' 'I Know' (co-written with Tammy Wynette) and included the track on 'The Ways to Love a Man' (Epic Records, 1970).



Tammy Wynette (Tuesday 5 May 1942 - Monday 6 April 1998) recorded George Jones' 'Yearning (to kiss you)' (co-written with Eddie Eddings) and included the track on 'The Ways to Love a Man' (Epic Records, 1970).



Tammy Wynette (Tuesday 5 May 1942 - Monday 6 April 1998) recorded George Jones' 'These Two' (co-written with Tammy Wynette) and included the track on 'The Ways to Love a Man' (Epic Records, 1970).



Jack Greene (Tuesday 7 January 1930 - Thursday 14 March 2013) & Jeannie Seely recorded George Jones' 'Yearning (to kiss you)' (co-written with Eddie Eddings) and included the track on 'Jack Greene & Jeannie Seely' (Decca Records, 1970).



Jack Greene (Tuesday 7 January 1930 - Thursday 14 March 2013) & Jeannie Seely recorded George Jones' 'You're Mine' (co-written with Jack Ripley) and included the track on 'Jack Greene & Jeannie Seely' (Decca Records, 1970).



Roger Miller (Thursday 2 January 1936 - Sunday 25 October 1992) recorded George Jones' 'Tall Tall Trees' (co-written with Roger Miller) and included the track on 'A Trip in The Country' (Mercury Records, 1970).



Roger Miller (Thursday 2 January 1936 - Sunday 25 October 1992) recorded George Jones' 'Nothing Can Stop My Love' (co-written with Roger Miller) and included the track on 'A Trip in The Country' (Mercury Records, 1970).



Roger Miller (Thursday 2 January 1936 - Sunday 25 October 1992) recorded George Jones' 'That's The Way I Feel' (co-written with Roger Miller) and included the track on 'A Trip in The Country' (Mercury Records, 1970).



Dolly Parton recorded George Jones' 'You Gotta Be My Baby' and included the track on 'A Real Live Dolly' (RCA Records, 1970).



Johnny Cash (Friday 26 February 1932 - Friday 12 September 2003) recorded George Jones' 'Accidentally on Purpose' (co-written with Darrell Edwards) and included the track on 'The World of Johnny Cash' (Columbia Records, 1970).



Tammy Wynette (Tuesday 5 May 1942 - Monday 6 April 1998) recorded George Jones' 'Lonely Christmas Call' (co-written with George Riddle) and included the track on 'Christmas With Tammy' (Epic Records, 1970).



Loretta Lynn & Conway Twitty (Friday 1 September 1933 - Saturday 5 June 1993) recorded George Jones' 'Take Me', which was co-written with Leon Payne (Friday 15 June 1917 - Thursday 11 September 1969), and included the track on 'We Only Make Believe' (Decca Records, 1971).



Tammy Wynette (Tuesday 5 May 1942 - Monday 6 April 1998) & George Jones recorded George Jones' 'It's So Sweet' (co-written with Tammy Wynette) and included the track on 'We Go Together' (Epic Records, 1971).



Tammy Wynette (Tuesday 5 May 1942 - Monday 6 April 1998) & George Jones recorded George Jones' 'Never Grow Cold' (co-written with Tammy Wynette) and included the track on 'We Go Together' (Epic Records, 1971).



Tammy Wynette (Tuesday 5 May 1942 - Monday 6 April 1998) & George Jones recorded George Jones' 'Take Me', which was co-written with Leon Payne (Friday 15 June 1917 - Thursday 11 September 1969), and included the track on 'We Go Together' (Epic Records, 1971).



Conway Twitty (Friday 1 September 1933 - Saturday 5 June 1993) recorded George Jones' 'Seasons of My Heart' (co-written with Darrell Edwards) and included the track on 'You've Never Been This Far Before' (MCA Records, 1973).



Gram Parsons (Tuesday 5 November 1946 - Wednesday 19 September 1973) recorded George Jones' 'That's All It Took' (co-written with Darrell Edwards and Charlotte Grier) and included the track on 'GP' (Reprise Records, 1973), which was Gram Parsons' debut solo album and was originally released in a gatefold sleeve.



Connie Smith recorded George Jones' 'We're Gonna Hold On' (co-written with Earl Montgomery) and included the track on 'That's The Way Love Goes' (Columbia Records, 1974).

Mickey Gilley: 'Mickey's Movin' On' (Playboy Records, 1975)

Mickey Gilley
 recorded George Jones' 'Window Up Above' and included the track on 'Mickey's Movin' On' (Playboy Records, 1975); the track was No.1 on the Billboard countr music singles chart for one week in June 1975.




Loretta Lynn recorded George Jones' 'Window Up Above' and included the track on 'Home' (MCA Records, 1975).



Rosanne Cash recorded George Jones' 'I'm Ragged, But I'm Right' and included the track on 'Rosanne Cash' (Ariola Records, 1978).



Elvis Costello & The Attractions recorded George Jones' 'Brown to Blue', which was co-written with Virginia Franks and Country Johnny Mathis (28 September 1930 - 27 September 2011), and included the track on 'Almost Blue' (United Kingdom: F-Beat Records, 1981 / United States: Columbia Records, 1981), which was produced by Billy Sherrill (Thursday 5 November 1936 - Tuesday 4 August 2015).



Elvis Costello & The Attractions recorded George Jones' 'Colour of The Blues', which was co-written with Lawton Williams (Monday 24 July 1922 - Thursday 26 July 2007), and included the track on 'Almost Blue' (United Kingdom: F-Beat Records, 1981 / United States: Columbia Records, 1981), which was produced by Billy Sherrill (Thursday 5 November 1936 - Tuesday 4 August 2015).

 

Elvis Costello & The Attractions' 'Almost Blue' (United Kingdom: F-Beat Records, 1981 / United States: Columbia Records, 1981), which was produced by Billy Sherrill (Thursday 5 November 1936 - Tuesday 4 August 2015), also included 'A Good Year for The Roses' (written by Jerry Chesnut).

The original version of 'A Good Year for The Roses' (written by Jerry Chesnut) was recorded by George Jones and included on 'George Jones with Love' (Musicor Records, 1971); the track reached No.2 on the Billboard country music singles chart in late 1970.

A re-issue, on Rhino Records, on Tuesday 3 August 2004, of Elvis Costello & The Attractions' 'Almost Blue' (United Kingdom: F-Beat Records, 1981 / United States: Columbia Records, 1981) included 'Stranger in The House' (written by Elvia Costello), which was a duet with George Jones.



Merle Haggard & George Jones recorded George Jones' 'No Show Jones' (co-written with Glenn Martin); the track was included on the Merle Haggard / George Jones duet album 'A Taste of Yesterday's Wine' (Epic Records, 1982).  Although the track was not released as a single, it did gain a significant amount of album airplay.



Peter Rowan recorded George Jones' 'Old, Old House' (co-written with Hal Bynum); the track was included on the 1993 re-issue of 'The Walls of Time' (Sugar Hill Records, 1993), an album which was originally released by Sugar Hill Records in November 1982.



Johnny Cash (Friday 26 February 1932 - Friday 12 September 2003) recorded George Jones' 'I'm Ragged, But I'm Right' and included the track on 'Johnny 99' (Columbia Records, 1983).



Ricky Skaggs recorded George Jones' 'Window Up Above' and included the track on 'Country Boy' (Epic Records, 1984).

Wayne Kemp: 'Your Wife is Cheating' (Atlantic Records, 1984)

Wayne Kemp (xSunday 1 June 1941 - Monday 9 March 2015) recorded George Jones' 'I Made Her That Way' (co-written with Dale Ward) and included the track on 'Your Wife is Cheating' (Atlantic Records, 1984).



George Jones & Lacy J. Dalton recorded 'Size Seven Round (made of gold)'; the track was included on George Jones' 'Ladies Choice' (Epic Records, 1984).

George Jones has had numerous duet partners, beginning with Melba Montgomery and (pop star) Gene Pitney (Saturday 17 February 1940 - Wednesday 5 April 2006), in the early 1960s.

George Jones' most famous partner was his ex-wife, Tammy Wynette (Tuesday 5 May 1942 - Monday 6 April 1998), the 'First Lady of Country Music'.

George Jones has also recorded duets with everyone from Ray Charles (Tuesday 23 September 1930 - Thursday 10 June 2004) to Merle Haggard (Tuesday 6 April 1937 - Wednesday 6 April 2016) to Keith Richards and Shelby Lynne.



In August 1984, George Jones & Chet Atkins (Friday 20 June 1924 - Saturday 30 June 2001) were guest duet partners on the track 'We Didn't See a Thing', which was included on Ray Charles' 'Friendship' (Columbia Records, 1984); the album was re-issued by Columbia Records / Legacy Records in 2005.

In 1986, there were plans for Gene Watson and George Jones to record a duet album together.  Studio time was booked, a producer, George Jones' producer Billy Sherrill (Thursday 5 November 1936 - Tuesday 4 August 2015), was selected for the project and a list of possible tracks drawn up, but this album did not happen.



Gene Watson, however, went on to record the album alone, as 'Honk Tonk Crazy' (Epic Records, 1987), with producer Billy Sherrill (Thursday 5 November 1936 - Tuesday 4 August 2015) at the helm.

Gene Watson and George Jones did, however, record the Christmas standard, 'Silver Bells', in the mid-1980s.



Sammy Kershaw recorded George Jones' 'What am I Worth' (co-written with Darrell Edwards) and included the track on 'Don't Go Near The Water' (Mercury Records, 1991).

On Tuesday 27 October 1992, George Jones (Saturday 12 September 1931 - Friday 26 April 2013) saw the release of 'Walls Can Fall' (MCA Nashville Records, 1992).

One of the included tracks was 'I Don't Need Your Rockin' Chair', which was written by Billy Yates, Frank Dycus (Tuesday 5 December 1939 - Friday 23 November 2012) and Kerry Kurt Phillips; the track featured guest vocals from Alan Jackson, T. Graham Brown, Pam Tillis, Patty Loveless, Mark Chesnutt, Travis Tritt, Vince Gill, Joe Diffie, Clint Black and Garth Brooks, and won the Country Music Association (CMA) Award for 'Vocal Event of the Year' in 1992.



Alan Jackson recorded George Jones' 'Tall Tall Trees', which was co-written with Roger Miller (Thursday 2 January 1936 - Sunday 25 October 1992), and included the track on 'Greatest Hits Collection' (Arista Records, 1995); the track was No.1 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks Chart in 1995.



The Whites recorded George Jones' 'I'd Jump The Mississippi', which was co-written with Country Johnny Mathis (28 September 1930 - 27 September 2011), and included the track on 'Give a Little Back' (Step One Records, 1996).



The Larry Stephenson Band (Larry Stephenson on mandolin & lead vocals, Kristin Scott on banjo, Mickey Harris on acoustic bass & harmony vocals and Booie Beach on guitar) recorded George Jones' 'Nothing Can Stop My Loving You', which was co-written with Roger Miller (Thursday 2 January 1936 - Sunday 25 October 1992), and included the track on 'On Fire' (Pinecastle Records, 1998).



The Larry Stephenson Band recorded George Jones' 'That's The Way I Feel', which was co-written with Roger Miller (Thursday 2 January 1936 - Sunday 25 October 1992), and included the track on 'Two Hearts on The Borderline' (Pinecastle Records, 2000).



Garth Brooks recorded 'Beer Run', which was written by Kent Blazy, Kim Williams (Saturday 28 June 1947 - Thursday 11 February 2016), Amanda Williams, Keith Anderson and George Ducas), and included the track on 'Scarecrow' (Liberty Records, 2001); the track was a duet with George Jones.

IIIrd Tyme Out recorded George Jones' 'The Old, Old House' (co-written with Hal Bynum) and included the track on 'Back to The Mac' (Rounder Records, 2001).

In 2003, George Jones entered the food business by introducing a variety of 'George Jones Country Style Breakfast Sausage & Country Style Hamburger Patties', as well as a line of Marinades and Barbecue Sauces, along with his own Tennessee Sipping Water called 'George Jones White Lightning'.

On Tuesday 1 June 2004, Joe Diffie saw the release of 'Tougher Than Nails' (Broken Bow Records, 2004), which was produced by Joe Diffie, Lonnie Wilson and Buddy Cannon, and included two tracks which were hit singles on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks Chart:

'Tougher Than Nails' (written by Max T. Barnes, Kendell Marvel and Phil O'Donnell) (No.19, 2004)
'If I Could Only Bring You Back' (written by Chip Davis and Frank J. Myers) (No.50, 2004)

Joe Diffie's 'Tougher Than Nails' (Broken Bow Records, 2004) also included the following tracks:

'Nothin' but the Radio' (written by Frank J. Myers and George Teren)
'Good News, Bad News' (written by Danny Wells and Chris Wallin)
'The More You Drink, The Better I Look' (written by Joe Diffie and Shawn Camp)
'Am I' (written by Joe Diffie and Billy Yates)
'Movin' Train' (written by Joe Diffie)
'What Would Waylon Do' (written by Leslie Satcher and Wynn Varble) / this track was a duet with George Jones (Saturday 12 September 1931 - Friday 26 April 2013)
'Something I Do for Me', which was written by Joe Diffie and Harley Allen (Monday 23 January 1956 - Wednesday 30 March 2011)
'Daddy's Home' (written by Joe Diffie and Jimmy Yeary)
'This Time Last Year' (written by Gilles Godard, Bobby Tomberlin and Robbie Wittkowski)
'My Redneck of the Woods' (written by Phil O'Donnell and Craig Morgan)

Joe Diffie's 'Tougher Than Nails' (Broken Bow Records, 2004) reached No.42 on the Billboard Top Country Albums Chart in 2004, and No.16 on the Billboard Independent Albums Chart the same year.



On Tuesday 25 September 2007, Kevin Fowler saw the release of 'Bring It On' (Equity Music Group, 2007); one of the included tracks was 'Me & The Boys' (written by Kevin Fowler and Thom Shepherd), which featured guest vocals from George Jones.

Marty Stuart & The Fabulous Superlatives recorded George Jones' 'Old, Old House' (co-written with Hal Bynum) and included the track on 'Cool Country Favourites' (Superlatone Records, 2008).



James Taylor recorded George Jones' 'Why Baby Why' (co-written with Darrell Edwards) and included the track on 'Covers' (Hear Music Records, 2008).



Gene Watson & George Jones at UTV Country Festival in Dungannon, Co. Tyrone, Northern Ireland on Sunday 3 August 2008



Patty Loveless recorded George Jones' 'Colour of the Blues', which was co-written with Lawton Williams (Monday 24 July 1922 - Thursday 26 July 2007), and included the track on 'Sleepless Nights' (Saguaro Records, 2009).



The Secret Sisters (Laura & Lydia Rogers) recorded George Jones' 'Why Baby Why' (co-written with Darrell Edwards) and included the track on 'The Secret Sisters' (Beladroit / Universal Republic Records, 2010).

Amber Digby recorded George Jones' 'Wrong Number', which was co-written with Dickey Overbey (Monday 11 May 1942 - Saturday 4 October 2014), and included the track on 'Another Way to Live' (Heart of Texas Records, 2010).

Amber Digby & Justin Trevino recorded George Jones' 'Flame in My Heart' (co-written with Bernard Spurlock) and included the track on  'Keeping Up Appearances' (Heart of Texas Records, 2010).

Garry Ash paid tribute to both George Jones and Ray Price (Tuesday 12 January 1926 - Monday 16 December 2013) with the track 'Possum & Price' (written by Jim Massey); the track was included on 'Man in The Moon' (Garry Ash Self Release, 2011).



On Tuesday 30 October 2012, Leona Williams saw the release of 'By George This is...Leona Williams' (Ah Ha Entertainment, 2012), a tribute album to George Jones.

Leona Williams' 'By George This is...Leona Williams' (Ah Ha Entertainment, 2012) included one brand new song, 'Ole George', which was written by Leona Williams, along with her renditions of classic country songs, which were originally recorded by George Jones (Billboard chart positions refer to George Jones):

'Window Up Above' (written by George Jones) (No.2, 1960)
'A Picture of Me, Without You', which was written by Norro Wilson and George Richey (Saturday 30 November 1935 - Saturday 31 July 2010) (No.5, 1972)
'He Thinks I Still Care' (written by Dickie Lee and Steve Duffy) (No.1 for six weeks in Spring / Summer 1962)
'I'll Share My World With You' (No.2, 1969)
'Color of the Blues', which was written by Lawton Williams (Monday 24 July 1922 - Thursday 26 July 2007) and George Jones (No.7, 1958)

'The Race is On / White Lightning / Why Baby Why' (medley)
'The Race is On' (written by George Jones and Don Rollins) (No.3, 1964)
'White Lightning', which was written by J.P. Richardson (Friday 24 October 1930 - Tuesday 3 February 1959) (No.1 in April 1959)
'Why Baby Why' (written by Darrell Edwards and George Jones) (No.4, 1955)

'I'm Not Ready Yet' (written by Tom T. Hall) (No.2, 1980)
'Walk Through This World With Me' (written by Sandy Seamons and Kaye Savage) (No.1 for two weeks in early 1967)
'Things Have Gone To Pieces' (No.9, 1965) / this track was a duet with Gene Pitney (Monday 17 February 1941 - Wednesday 5 April 2006)
'When The Grass Grows Over Me' (No.2, 1968)
'He Stopped Loving Her Today' (written by Bobby Braddock and Curly Putman) (No.1 for one week in July 1980)
'You Comb Her Hair' (No.5, 1963)
'Who's Gonna Fill Their Shoes?', which was written by Troy Seals and Max D. Barnes (Friday 24 July 1936 - Sunday 11 January 2004) (No.3, 1985)

More than one thousand different album titles have been released on George Jones, including many compilations, encompassing more than one thousand individual songs.

George Jones has charted more singles (166) than any artist in any format of music.

George Jones' No.1 hits on the Billboard country music singles chart included the following:

'White Lightning' (No.1, 1959)
'Tender Years' (No.1, 1961)
'She Thinks I Still Care' (written by Dickey Lee and Steve Duffy) (No.1 for six weeks in 1962)
'We're Gonna Hold On' (No.1 for two weeks in October / November 1973) / this track was a duet with Tammy Wynette (Tuesday 5 May 1942 - Monday 6 April 1998)
'The Grand Tour' (No.1 for one week in August 1974)
'The Door' (No.1 for one week in January 1975)
'Golden Ring' (No.1 for one week in August 1976) / this track was a duet with Tammy Wynette (Tuesday 5 May 1942 - Monday 6 April 1998)
'Near You' (No.1 for two weeks in February 1977) / this track was a duet with Tammy Wynette (Tuesday 5 May 1942 - Monday 6 April 1998)
'He Stopped Loving Her Today' (written by Bobby Braddock and Curly Putman) (No.1 for one week at in July 1980)
'Still Doin' Time' (No.1 for one week in December 1981)
'I Always Get Lucky With You' (No.1 for one week in July 1983)



Sadly, George Jones, who was known affectionately within country music circles as 'The Possum', passed away on Friday 26 April 2013; George Jones was eighty-one years old.

George Jones
Saturday 12 September 1931 - Friday 26 April 2013

On Sunday 28 April 2013, it was announced that George Jones' funeral would take place on Thursday 2 May 2013 at The Grand Ole Opry House in Nashville, starting at 10:00am and would 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'
Publicist Kirt Webster

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

On Thursday 2 May 2013, George Jones' funeral took place at The Grand Ole Opry House in Nashville, commencing at 10:00am and was open to the general public.

Sammy Kershaw: 'Do You Know Me? My Tribute to George Jones' (Big Hit Records, 2014)

On Tuesday 22 July 2014, Sammy Kershaw saw the release of 'Do You Know Me?: My Tribute to George Jones' (Big Hit Records, 2014), which included the following tracks:

'The Grand Tour', which was written by Norro Wilson, Carmol Taylor (Saturday 5 September 1931 - Friday 5 December 1986) and George Richey (Saturday 30 November 1935 - Saturday 31 July 2010) / the original version of this track was recorded by George Jones (Saturday 12 September 1931 - Friday 26 April 2013) and included on 'The Grand Tour' (Epic Records, 1974); the track was No.1 on the Billboard country music singles chart for one week in August 1974

'Once You've Had The Best', which was written by Johnny Paycheck (Tuesday 31 May 1938 - Wednesday 19 February 2003) / the original version of this track was recorded by George Jones (Saturday 12 September 1931 - Friday 26 April 2013) and included on 'The Grand Tour' (Epic Records, 1974); the track reached No.3 on the Billboard country music singles chart in late 1973



'She Thinks I Still Care' (written by Dickey Lee and Steve Duffy) / the original version of this track was recorded by George Jones (Saturday 12 September 1931 - Friday 26 April 2013) and included on 'The New Favourites of George Jones' (United Artists Records, 1962); the track was No.1 on the Billboard country music singles chart for six weeks in 1962

'Why Baby Why' (written by Darrell Edwards and George Jones) / the original version of this track was recorded by George Jones (Saturday 12 September 1931 - Friday 26 April 2013) and included on 'The Grand Ole Opry's New Star' (Starday Records, 1956); the track reached No.4 on the Billboard country music singles chart in late 1955

'Walk Through This World with Me' (written by Sandra N. Seamons and Kaye Jeanne Savage) / the original version of this track was recorded by George Jones (Saturday 12 September 1931 - Friday 26 April 2013) and included on 'Walk Through This World with Me' (Musicor Records, 1967); the track was No.1 on the Billboard country music singles chart for two weeks in early 1967



'When The Grass Grows Over Me', which was written by Don Chapel (1931 - Sunday 6 December 2015) / the original version of this track was recorded by George Jones (Saturday 12 September 1931 - Friday 26 April 2013) and included on 'I'll Share My World with You' (Musicor Records, 1969); the track reached No.2 on the Billboard country music singles chart in 1969



'Window Up Above' (written by George Jones) / the original version of this track was recorded by George Jones (Saturday 12 September 1931 - Friday 26 April 2013) and included on 'George Jones Sings Country & Western Hits' (Mercury Records, 1961); the track reached No.2 on the Billboard country music singles chart in late 1960



'White Lightning', which was written by J.P. Richardson (Friday 24 October 1930 - Tuesday 3 February 1959) / the original version of this track was recorded by George Jones and included on 'George Jones Sings White Lightning & Other Favourites' (Mercury Records, 1959); George Jones' version of 'White Lightning' was No.1 on the Billboard country music singles chart for four weeks in April / May 1959



'Near You', which was written by Francis Craig (10 September 1900 - Saturday 19 November 1966) and Kermit Goell (1915 - Thursday 4 December 1997) / this track featured guest vocals from Georgette Jones / the original version of this track was recorded by George Jones & Tammy Wynette and was included on 'Golden Ring' (Epic Records, 1976); George Jones & Tammy Wynette's version of 'Near You' was No.1 on the Billboard country music singles chart for two weeks in February 1977



'He Stopped Loving Her Today' (written by Bobby Braddock and Curly Putman) / the original version of this track was recorded by George Jones and was included on 'I Am What I Am' (Epic Records, 1980); George Jones' version of 'He Stopped Loving Her Today' was No.1 on the Billboard country music singles chart for one week in July 1980

 

'The Race is On' (written by Don Rollins) / the original version of this track, which was recorded by George Jones in June 1963, but not released until November 1964 on the album 'I Get Lonely in a Hurry' (United Artists Records, 1964), reached No.3 on the Billboard country music singles chart

'The Race is On' (written by Don Rollins) also reached No.96 on the Billboard pop music singles chart, a rarity for a George Jones single, prompting United Artists Records to capitalize on its success by making it the title of a 1965 album release, 'The Race is On' (United Artists records, 1965).



'Who's Gonna Fill Their Shoes', which was written by Troy Seals and Max D. Barnes (Friday 24 July 1936 - Sunday 11 January 2004) / the original version of this track was recorded by George Jones and was included on 'Who's Gonna Fill Their Shoes' (Epic Records, 1985); George Jones' version of 'Who's Gonna Fill Their Shoes' reached No.3 on the Billboard country music singles chart in mid-1985

'Do You Know Me?' (written by Billy Lawson and Johnny Holland) / this track was written by Billy Lawson and Johnny Holland, specially for George Jones (Saturday 12 September 1931 - Friday 26 April 2013), to cut a few months before he passed away.  George Jones never recorded the song.

'The Route That I Took (My tribute to George Jones)' (written by Sammy Kershaw)



Locust Honey String Band recorded George Jones' 'Just One More' and included the track on 'Never Let Me Cross Your Mind' (Locust Honey String Band, 2015).


Tommy Hooker recorded George Jones' 'Root Beer' (co-written with Darrell Edwards) and included the track on 'It Should Be Easier Now...But It Ain't' (i2i Records, 2015).


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