Entries by Brindy

Ken Burn’s Country Music Documentary Q&A

In a wide-ranging Q&A, the director discusses differences from his “Jazz” series and how he super-served fans and country newbies alike. By CHRIS WILLMAN orginally in Variety Magazine September 15, 2019 The phrase “the Ken Burns effect” is specifically the name of a function on Apple computers that makes all your static old family photos […]

10 Questions with Country Crooner James Carothers

Nashville honky-tonk crooner, James Carothers is known for his stone-country originals, spot-on impressions of several of country’s greatest icons, character band mates and a large fan base of fiercely supportive followers who love real country music.  We are extremely excited and honored to feature him at the George Jones Tribute concert Sept 12! We took […]

Tony Jackson: The Story Behind the Voice

Is it premature to see Hall of Fame material in a guy who’s just releasing his first album?  Not if that guy is Tony Jackson. To put it plainly, Jackson is the most talked singer in Nashville today and one of the most gifted singers ever to grace country music.   Rolling Stone magazine cited […]

Pappy Daily and Starday Records

The origins of some of our greatest artist’s were up to a group of traveling, driven, hard-working people who were not afraid to move and evolve with the times they were in.  Pappy Daily is absolutely NO exception.  Starting with a “side-job” distributing jukeboxes and growing into a music producer and mogul by the end […]

How George Jones was Discovered

Many George Jones fans visit our museum throughout the year and are always overwhelmed with the amazing job Nancy Jones did curating the attraction. In the museum, there are many stories about the Possum’s life explained in words, pictures, posters and even Nudie’s Suits.  There is a display that regards George Jones relationship with Pappy […]


Over here at The George Jones, we serve A LOT of Whiskey – and we are partial to Tennessee whiskey (which is why #1 on The Boot’s list is no suprise to us!).  We do think that there are a few good songs that The Boot left off: Here is our list of forgotten great […]

The 14 Best George Jones Collaborations

Couldn’t help but repost this fun run-down of duos from Wide Open Country   BY COURTNEY CAMPBELL2 MONTHS   AP Photo/Christopher Berkey Like Elvis, Dolly Parton, and Hank Williams, George Jones is one of the all-time greats from any musical genre. And even though we love solo George Jones country songs, that doesn’t mean we don’t love to hear him with […]

D.Y.I Red, White and Blue Slushie

Welp – you see ’em on Instagram . .how can you enjoy one of those pretty and patriotic boozy slushies at home?  More importantly, are you going to need a million ingredients? We have some recipes gathered here for you and a few tips on how we make ours here, at The George Jones. The […]

10 Country Records You Might Own That Are Worth Money

BY LINDI SMITH2 MONTHS Wide Open Country   Have you been hanging onto some old country and western vinyl records? Maybe some old records by Elvis Presley or Johnny Cash or Tom Petty? Near mint condition? Well, you might be in possession of something worth way more than you realize. It’s not just Bob Dylan, The Beatles […]

Country Music Outlaw – A Sound or a Freedom?

For years everybody from fans to country music insiders have weighed in on what it means to be a country music “outlaw”.  Webster defines Outlaw as: 1: a person excluded from the benefit or protection of the law 2a: a lawless person or a fugitive from the law b: a person or organization under a ban or restriction […]