Ramblin' Rhodes: 'Weird kid' McCreery turns out to be an 'American Idol' star

...genre of music will this album be?' and that threw me for a loop," McCreery said. "I grew up on Conway Twitty and George Jones and Merle Haggard. I work out of Nashville and do country music shows. And I'm thinking, 'What genre do you think...

Ramblin' Rhodes: Country star Jackson's come a long way in 25 years

...record deal."Among the artists who let Jackson know that he was here to stay in the music business was legendary George Jones."I still haven't met Jones in person," Jackson informed me in April 1990, "but he called my record label two...

Ramblin' Rhodes: Interviews during 2014 touched on numerous topics

...Williams about performing with George Jones just a few weeks before he died...2013."I did the last duet with George Jones in March at a show in Chattanooga...audience? I came here to sing with George Jones.' So I turned and walked over...

Ramblin' Rhodes: Year brings end to some tours, resurgence of others

...Jimmy C. Newman, Cajun singing Grand Ole Opry star, June 21, at 86? George Riddle, fiddle player and original George Jones band member who wrote 13 songs recorded by Jones, July 19 at 78? George Hamilton IV, beloved Grand Ole Opry member...

Marshall QB Rakeem Cato ties career mark for TD passes in rout

...on 21 carries to set SDSU's single-season rushing record with 1,867 yards. The old record was 1,842 yards by George Jones in 1995.Navy (8-5) lost four fumbles. SDSU (7-6) had three turnovers.

Haggard to bring signature country sound to Grovetown

...In the following years, he reached the top of the charts with a string of duets to include Yesterday's Wine with George Jones and Pancho and Lefty with Willie Nelson. Haggard was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 1994.From hunted...

Western Kentucky escapes Central Michigan in wild Bahamas Bowl

...on 21 carries to set SDSU's single-season rushing record with 1,867 yards. The old record was 1,842 yards by George Jones in 1995.Navy lost four fumbles. SDSU had three turnovers.Navy quarterback Keenan Reynolds ran for two touchdowns...

George Jones brings half century of songs to Bell

...almost exactly 50 years ago that George Jones first came to Augusta, performing...many times I've written about George Jones over the past 40 years, including...Auditorium, "In the late '70s, George Jones recorded one of my songs, Stranger...

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George Jones in hospital because of pneumonia

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - George Jones has been hospitalized for pneumonia, the country singer's record label said Friday. Jones, 74, is expected to make a full...

Ramblin' Rhodes: George Jones gets revenge

It looks like George Jones got the last laugh on the Country Music Association last week by...March 1999. Performer Alan Jackson was quoted as saying, "Had George Jones died, there would have been a 10-minute tribute to him (on the...

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