George Jones Doesn’t Need a Rocking Chair

Despite false social media rumors that he had passed away over the weekend, George Jones is thankfully alive and well and on the road again. After battling a respiratory infection that sidelined him for a number of shows earlier this year, George returned to the stage this weekend for two concerts. He’s scheduled to play [...] Read More

George Jones Announces His Farewell Tour

George Jones will bid the road farewell in 2013 with a final tour for his fans. Named ‘The Grand Tour,’ George will stop in approximately 60 cities next year. After more than 50 years of touring, he has decided to slow down and spend time with his wife, children and grandchildren. “It is tough to [...] Read More

Tammy Wynette Exhibit Shadowed by Husband’s Death

The Country Music Hall of Fame will open a new exhibit Friday that honors one of the legends of the genre, though it’s clouded by the death of her former husband. Tammy Wynette: First Lady Of Country Music, Presented By Great American Country Television Network is loaded with memorabilia celebrating the singer, who died in 1998 just months before her induction into the Hall of Fame. But when the exhibit opens, it won’t be seen by her last husband, George Richey, who died earlier this summer. The death was not made public, though Music Row magazine reported George has already been laid to rest near Tammy in Nashville’s Woodlawn Cross Mausoleum. Read More

Ferlin Husky, Billy Sherrill Join the Hall of Fame

Some of music’s finest talents — Ronnie Milsap, Shelby Lynne, Craig Morgan, Ricky Skaggs and Vince Gill — were among a bevy of significant artists and Music Row executives who witnessed Sunday’s induction of two new members to the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum: Ferlin Husky and songwriter-producer Billy Sherrill. In a here-today-gone-tomorrow culture, the names might not ring familiar to everyone. A girl in her 20s outside the Hall asked at the end of the night about Sunday’s soiree, then shrugged her shoulders in a “Who?” sort of manner when told the names of the inductees. But both men provided important building blocks to get the genre to the mainstream idiom it is today. Read More