George Jones Shows Signs of Age and Hard Living

Brody Vercher | April 30th, 2009

  1. Rick
    April 30, 2009 at 11:18 am

    Texas Alert! Tonight’s “Opry Country Classics” show has the theme “A Salute To The Great State of Texas” and will feature Mel Tillis, Gene Watson, Billy Yates, Emily West and Justin Moore along with some Opry Legends. I’m sad to report Justin Moore will not be performing “I Could Kick Your Ass” in spite of it being a perfect Texas song! (lol) Maybe if he changed the chorus to “I could kick your ass if you mess with Texas…”
    Schedule: http://www.opry.com/TicketsAndInformation/ThisWeek.aspx
    To Listen: http://www.wsmonline.com/

    I guess that George Jones and Willie Nelson are proof that its better to be a long term pot smoker than hard drinker.

    Good to see a mention of Sunny Sweeney’s BFF Brennen Leigh.

  2. Guy
    April 30, 2009 at 11:44 am

    What??!!?? “Age and hard living” have caught up with George Jones??

    Guess we should’ve seen THAT one coming …

  3. Drew
    April 30, 2009 at 12:02 pm

    Wow, that Willie video is a gem… it’s hard to picture him like that, haha.

  4. Saving Country Music
    April 30, 2009 at 1:36 pm

    Thanks so much for the shout-out guys! I read often, should probably comment more, y’all always have great stuff. Love your forgotten artists articles!!

  5. Hollerin' Ben
    April 30, 2009 at 1:41 pm

    Brennen Leigh is really great. Super talented singer, charismatic performer, good songwriter, and nice person. She has a new record coming out soon, here’s hoping it gets the attention it deserves.

  6. J.R. Journey
    April 30, 2009 at 4:27 pm

    Kristian Bush manages to keep his foot out of his mouth for an entire interview. Maybe he’s just better behaved in Texas.

    And thanks for the link to Lisa’s review, she wrote an excellent piece.

  7. Vicki
    April 30, 2009 at 6:42 pm

    Willies voice is just amazing. It’s the same today as it was then. Those piercing eyes are the same too..now the rest has sure changed. But then possibly, age hasn’t been too bad for Willie as he may be taking it all in with a puff of….

  8. Rick
    April 30, 2009 at 7:45 pm

    Wow Ben, you sound like a bona fide Brennen Leigh Fanboy! Is this partially because she did that nice duets album with Jesse Dayton? Hmm… (lol)

  9. Razor X
    April 30, 2009 at 8:11 pm

    Kristian Bush manages to keep his foot out of his mouth for an entire interview…

    I was just thinking the same thing.

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