George Jones

  1. George Jones Survived ‘No Show’ Period Because Fans Identified With Him

    April 29, 2013 12:11 AM EDT George Jones, who died April 26 in Nashville at the age of 81, worked hard—or rather, played hard—to earn the nickname “No Show Jones.” The moniker came from Jones’ propensity to miss concerts due to his well-chronicled affinity for alcohol and ...

  2. Brad Paisley, Mel Tillis and Other Grand Ole Opry Stars Honor George Jones

    April 28, 2013 1:47 AM EDT Grand Ole Opry member and Country Music Hall of Famer George Jones, who died April 26 at the age of 81, last played the Grand Ole Opry in 2011, but he was fondly remembered by stars of the venerable institution on the night of his death. Opry ...

  3. George Jones Radio Airplay Soars in the Hours After His Death

    April 27, 2013 7:02 PM EDT Although written as a chilling tragedy ballad with a surprise ending, the chorus of George Jones’ 1989 hit “Radio Lover” could conversely be interpreted as posthumous consolation for the legions of fans he left grieving in the wake of his dea ...

  4. George Jones Remembered by Bobby Braddock, Norro Wilson, Tony Brown, More From Nashville Community

    April 27, 2013 12:00 PM EDT Nashville’s creative community is mourning the death of George Jones , who many contend was country music’s greatest singer, on Friday at the age of 81. Billboard.biz caught up with several songwriters and others who worked with him over his s ...

  5. George Jones Remembered by Trisha Yearwood

    April 26, 2013 8:40 PM EDT 0 7.057 k 48 0 0 George Jones, considered by many to be the greatest country singer of all time, died Friday morning at the age of 81. Fellow country singer and friend Trisha Yearwood shared her memories of the singer with Billboard this afternoon. George ...

  6. George Jones: Connie Smith, Marty Stuart, Shelia Shipley, Evelyn Shriver, Many More Share Memories

    April 26, 2013 5:57 PM EDT George Jones, considered by many to be the greatest country singer in history, died Friday morning (April 26) in Nashville after a brief hospitalization. He was 81. In the hours after his death, Billboard.biz spoke with some of his friends, fel ...

  7. George Jones Was King of the Country Charts

    April 26, 2013 11:16 AM EDT He may have been known as the Possum, but on Billboard's country charts, George Jones was a king. Jones passed away this morning at 81. Jones holds the record for the most entries on Billboard's Hot Country Songs chart - 166 - from 19 ...

  8. George Jones Dead at 81

    April 26, 2013 10:23 AM EDT George Jones – the singer who defined an era of country music and along the way, influenced almost every artist that followed into the format – died this morning at Nashville's Vanderbilt University Medical Center. He was 81. Jones enter ...

  9. Country Icon George Jones Hospitalized, His 'Grand Tour' Halted

    April 19, 2013 2:23 AM EDT Country star George Jones has been hospitalized. Jones postponed weekend concerts in Atlanta and Salem, Va., after doctors admitted him to a Nashville hospital on Thursday. A news release says Jones had a fever and irregular blood pressure duri ...

  10. Country Star George Jones Remains Hospitalized

    March 30, 2012 9:46 PM EDT A publicist for country star George Jones is knocking down a rumor that he is suffering from pneumonia. Kirt Webster said Friday night that Jones remains hospitalized in Nashville with an upper respiratory infection. He is receiving antibiotics an ...

  11. Backbeat: George Jones Turns 80 With Star-Studded Nashville Bash

    September 20, 2011 6:15 AM EDT Nancy Jones, George Jones and singer/songwriter Travis Tritt celebrate at George Jones' 80th birthday party at Rippy's Bar & Grill on Sept. 13, 2011 in Nashville, Tenn. (Photo by Rick Diamond, Getty Images) A packed house of artists, ...

  12. Country Music Hall Of Fame 2010 Inductees

    March 01, 2010 12:00 AM EST Four men who helped push country music to new audiences will be inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame. Producer Billy Sherrill, crossover pioneers Ferlin Husky and Jimmy Dean, and top-selling singer Don Williams will be inducted into the Ha ...

  13. Jones' Guitar To Be Returned

    June 13, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Country legend George Jones and his 1957 Martin 000-18 acoustic guitar will be reunited after 46 years of separation on June 14. The guitar was stolen by two boys in 1962 while Jones performed in Fort Worth, Texas. A short time after stealing the ...

  14. Fifteen Nominated For Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame

    August 27, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Amy Grant, Hank Williams Jr., Mac McAnnally, Thom Schuyler and Bob DiPiero are among the 15 songwriters that have been nominated for induction into the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame. The slate of nominees, divided into songwriter and songwrit ...

  15. George Jones Enters Bottled Water Biz

    March 22, 2004 12:00 AM EST Country icon George Jones is introducing his own brand of bottled drinking water, George Jones' White Lightning Tennessee Spring Water. The water is the latest entry in Jones' line of food products, w Country icon George Jones is introdu ...

  16. Country Songwriter Barnes Dies

    January 13, 2004 12:00 AM EST Wrote for Jones, Twitty, Gill Songwriter Max D. Barnes died Sunday at Nashville's Baptist Hospital of pneumonia. He was 67. Merle Haggard referred to Barnes as "one of the greats." Barnes wrote such hits as George Jones' " ...