George's Official Website www.GeorgeJones.com tells us that...
"American icon GEORGE JONES widely considered the greatest living country singer, celebrates his 51st year as a recording artist with the release of, "Hits I missed…and one I didn't." Scheduled for release Tuesday, September 13 on Bandit Records. The CD features twelve new recordings of songs Jones humorously refers to as "hits I missed" and "one I didn’t." Produced by Keith Stegall (Alan Jackson, Randy Travis), HITS I MISSED... was originally conceived as "songs George wished he had recorded," but passed on.
The project then morphed into almost a tribute from Jones and his "tip of the hat" to the original versions and the artist that did record them. The And One I Didn’t refers to Jones’ first new recording of, "He Stopped Loving Her Today" in more than 25 years. The new rendition features a more mature soulful approach and, in Jones’ own words, "I sing it better today than I did originally."
One of the many highlights featured on HITS I MISSED...And One I Didn’t is a rendition of Hank Williams, JR’s penned, "The Blues Man" performed as a duet with Dolly Parton.Classics that Jones sings on this album include: Funny How Time Slips Away - Here In The Real World - Today I Started Loving You Again - The Blues Man - Busted - Too Cold At Home - On the Other Hand - Detroit City - Skip a Rope - Pass Me By - If You’re Gonna Do Me Wrong - He Stopped Loving Her Today."
Personally I can't wait for this album's release! I feel that it will be one of The Possum's best in many years. "The Blues Man" has always been one of my favorite Hank Jr. songs, hearing George do it will certainly bring a tear to a glass eye. I'm told that George and Dolly filmed the video for it just last week.
One would think that at The Possum's age he would be thinking about slowing down a bit. Obviously that is far from his mind as he continues to tour. In fact, he is doing 21 concert dates in Canada beginning October 1st. I will be in the audience as he makes his return to The Gulf Coast on November 25th & 26th, at The Casino Magic, in Bay St. Louis, MS. By the way, November 25th will be the second anniversary of my gastric bypass surgery. What a way to celebrate!!
Elvis Presley died on this date in 1977. It is one of those, "I remember where I was moments." I was in my second year of my Mortuary Science Apprenticeship. I was alone in the funeral home, listening to the radio when the news broke. The first thing I did was call my Mom who was working in a local department store at the time. She was, and still is as much an Elvis fan as I am of George Jones.
I am excited about a unique interview I have scheduled for later today, for Vince Russo's new RING OF GLORY. Instead of the run of the mill wrestling stuff, I will speak about my Christianity, and how Our Lord has worked in my life. I will let you know when it's available. You may visit The RING OF GLORY at: www.RingOfGlory.com
Have a great Tuesday!