George Jones

Freddie Pate one night only George Jones tribute

OPELOUSAS, La. (KLFY) — This week’s Local Music Spotlight features Freddie Pate, known for performing George Jones hits that the younger generations may not know anything about. Pate will be starring in “The Gospel According to Jones, A Tribute,” on August 6 at 6 p.m. This is a...
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The essential George Jones playlist

Known as one of the greatest vocalists in country music history, George Jones remains one of the genre's most iconic artists. Though his career was marked by addiction and other personal struggles — earning him the nickname "No Show Jones" — there's no denying the impact that this native Texan had on the genre.
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Promising Young Honky-Tonk Artist Zachariah Malachi Pays Tribute To George Jones With New Single “The Drinkin’ Song”

NASHVILLE, TENN – Promising Honky-Tonk artist Zachariah Malachi has announced the release of his new single, “The Drinkin’ Song,” a tribute to the late country music legend George Jones. The fast-paced number is pure fun and reminiscent of many traditional country favorites. Self-penned by Zachariah Malachi and produced by Jimmy Capps and Michele Voan Capps, the song was recorded at TMC Recording Studio in Hendersonville, Tennessee. Mixing was handled by Mark Capps. Download and stream the new music on all digital music platforms, including Spotify, Apple Music, Amazon Music, Pandora and more at

Alabama A&M logo creator, George Jones, has passed

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WAFF) - Alabama A&M announced on social media today that the creator of the university’s logo, Dr. George Jones passed away on April 25. Jones was an alum of AAMU as well as a professor, Jones taught industrial technology for years at the university. In 2011, AAMU...

63 Years Ago: George Jones Earns First No. 1 Single With ‘White Lightning’

Sixty-three years ago today (April 13, 1959) was an unforgettable day for George Jones. It was on that date the singer earned his first No. 1 hit with "White Lightning." "White Lightning" was the title track from Jones' 1959 album, White Lightning and Other Favorites. Written by Jones' good friend JP Richardson (a.k.a. the Big Bopper), the tune was recorded only one week after Richardson's tragic death in the airplane crash that also killed Buddy Holly.

Remember When George Jones Performed His Final Show?

George Jones played his final show on April 6, 2013, at the Knoxville Civic Coliseum in Knoxville, Tenn., closing with his signature song, "He Stopped Loving Her Today." While fans in attendance didn't know they were witnessing history, Jones did. The final performance of Jones' legendary career is available on YouTube.

George Jones, 61

George Jones, 61, of Mendota, passed away on March 20, 2022, surrounded by many of his closest loved ones. George spent most of his life as a truck driver. A job he thoroughly loved and enjoyed sharing his knowledge of the industry with others. George’s sense of humor and sarcasm...

Tammy Wynette and George Jones Near You (Live Performance and Lyrics)

Enjoy watching the Tammy Wynette and George Jones "Near You" live performance video and see the song details here. . . The Tammy Wynette and George Jones Near You song was a #1 country music hit for the duo starting February 5, 1977. Recorded in the winter of 1974, this song arrangement proved that country fans still had an appetite for any music performed by the estranged couple. George and Tammy had become country music’s “First Couple” in the early seventies. This song was their second consecutive #1 single since their divorce in 1975. The couple had also managed to top the charts once during their six-year marriage with “We’re Gonna Hold On” in 1973.

Hargus ‘Pig’ Robbins, Pianist for George Jones, Patsy Cline, Bob Dylan and More, Dies at 84

Hargus “Pig” Robbins, a Country Music Hall of Fame member and renowned session pianist who played with the likes of George Jones, Patsy Cline, Loretta Lynn and many more, died Sunday, the Country Music Hall of Fame confirmed. He was 84. In a statement from the Country Music Association, CEO Sarah Trahern wrote, “Hargus ‘Pig’ Robbins was a defining sound for so much of the historic music out of Nashville. His talent spoke for itself through his decades-spanning career and work as a session pianist with countless artists across genres. Our hearts go out to his friends and family during this...

Blackberry Smoke + Jamey Johnson Celebrate George Jones with 'Lonesome For a Livin'' Music Video

"Lonesome For a Livin'," a Jamey Johnson collaboration from Blackberry Smoke's 2021 album You Hear Georgia, is a tribute to country legend George Jones. The Atlanta-based Southern rock band's freshly-released official music video drives the song's meaning home through footage of Jones that's interspersed across an in-studio jam, with Johnson chipping in on guitar and vocals.

Blackberry Smoke & Jamey Johnson Honor George Jones in ‘Lonesome for a Livin’’ Video

Blackberry Smoke dropped You Hear Georgia in May of 2021. That album reminded the world that they’re one of the best Southern rock bands in the business right now. Tracks like “All Over the Road,” and “Old Scarecrow” were top-notch rockers. At the same time, there were a handful of great country cuts on the record. Among those was “Lonesome for a Livin’” which features Jamey Johnson.