George Jones, 50 Years of Hits: A Soundstage Special Event
times have favored honky tonk songs or lushly produced "pop" offerings,
country legend GEORGE JONES has continued to make his brand of county
music, which has produced hits in every decade of the second half of the
20th century. In fact, Jones has had more charted singles than any other
artist in any format of popular music.
This year marks his 50th anniversary
as a recording artist. Highlighting Jones' anniversary is the Thanksgiving
night (11/25/04) telecast of GEORGE JONES – 50 YEARS OF HITS, a
Soundstage Special Event which will air on PBS. The star-studded salute
features such guests as: Alan Jackson, Kenny Chesney, Wynonna, Martina
McBride, Aaron Neville, Harry Connick Jr, Randy Travis, Lorrie Morgan, Vince
Gill, and many more. Each artist interprets one of Jones' country classics.
The artist called, "the greatest living country singer" also performs solo and
in duet with several of the guests.