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HONORING GEORGE JONES – (1931-2013)
To me, George Jones represented the heart and soul of Country Music. I was just starting high school when his first big hit, “Why Baby Why” came out. That was almost sixty years ago and “the Possum” has been a musical companion ever since. From vinyl 45’s through 8-tracks and cassettes and on through C.D.s. and youtube, George Jones bared his deepest feelings in what is surely the most heartfelt singing that has ever been recorded. We have those hundreds of amazing recordings to keep us company until that day when we hear George in that Great Honkytonk on the Other Side of this life. He is there for sure, probably the best singer in the Heavenly choir.
To a lot of us, George also represented the authenticity and integrity of traditional country music, as opposed to the bubblegum stuff we are hearing so much of these days. I grew up on Hank Williams and Ray Price and Loretta Lynn and others like Marty Robbins, Merle Haggard, Tammy Wynette and Lester Flatt. When we are on the road now, the radio is usually tuned to XM/Sirius 56, “Willie’s Roadhouse.” That’s where the good stuff is. And whenever they play a song by the Possum, I’m reminded of Waylon’s line, “If we could all sing like we wanted to, we’d all sound like George Jones.”
Yep, he was the best. My way of remembering George and his kind of music is to offer up a memorial bumper sticker. We were driving to Memphis when I thought about a bumper sticker that simply says, “Possum Lives”. You can get them from Cooter’s Place or from cootersplace.com, and I think they might make a nice little inexpensive gift for the George Jones fans you know. And I bet you know a few.
He lived a hard, up and down life. But in the end, he overcame his demons and found genuine happiness. And he came to understand that it doesn’t matter how many times you get knocked down that matters. What matters is that you keep getting back up. In the end, George was a winner. His sobriety and happy marriage meant a lot more to him than all those hits. Rest in Peace, Possum.
~ Ben aka “Cooter”
HAZZARD COUNTY COMES TO NASHVILLE FOR “DUKES OF HAZZARD FAN FAIR”
Several generations of “Dukes of Hazzard” fans will gather in Nashville, Tennessee on Saturday, June 8th to celebrate “Dukes of Hazzard Fan Fair” with the entire cast of the show. The event, which coincides with the CMA Music Festival, will be centered at Cooter’s Place on McGavock Pike across from the Grand Ole Opry.
“It’s not often that we can all get together like this,” says Ben Jones, who played the sidekick mechanic “Cooter” on the ever popular international hit. “But it is a thrill for us and a big kick for the fans when we do!”GET MORE INFO... BUY TICKETS & GET HOTEL INFO
Cooter To Bring Stars To Shenandoah Jamboree
After an overflow crowd packed the Yellow Barn at Shenandoah Caverns, Virginia for the “Shenandoah Jamboree” in January, Ben “Cooter” Jones has announced a monthly schedule for the event, which features Jones along with “Cooter’s Garage Band” and a number of country music legends.
“The schedule is easy to remember,” says Jones. “The show will be on the first Saturday night of each month, from April through November. Even ol’ Cooter can remember that!”
Jones and the band, featuring vocalist Lisa Meadows, have been crisscrossing the country for fourteen years playing festivals and fairs to crowds as large as 50,000. “We’ve played everything from parking lots to the Grand Ol’ Opry,” says Jones, “and slowly but surely we’ve gotten ourselves a national reputation.”
“So we are very excited to be able to play in our own backyard at a venue as unique and convenient as the Yellow Barn. The Barn is a perfect place for our kind of traditional family show, and it is right off of Interstate 81 at exit 269. I have a feeling that this is the start of something that could be around for many years.”
Jones says that Grammy winning country star Linda Davis will be the special guest on Saturday, April 6th. Besides her megahit duet “Does He Love You?” with Reba McIntyre, Davis is also known for hits like her chart topping “Some Things Are Meant To Be”.
“She’s a great singer and a great lady,” says Jones. “We’re also already working to schedule folks like T. Graham Brown and the incomparable Dr. Ralph Stanley. And of course, our friends from the ‘Dukes of Hazzard’ will be showing up from time to time. Plus, a big part of our show will feature top talent from this area, which has always been a haven for great picking and singing.”
Jones is also in talks with a cable network about televising the “Shenandoah Jamboree”.
For tickets call Shenandoah Jamboree at 540-477-2432 ($15 children 5 and under are free) .
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June 29th - July 6th Rick Hurst “Deputy Cletus Hogg” Will Be Signing Autographs at Cooter’s in Gatlinburg
July 6th Cooter and his Garage Band at The Yellow Barn at Shenandoah Caverns for Shenandoah Jamboree
August 10th Renfro Valley Entertainment Center Renfro Valley, KY "Cooter" and "Cooter's Garage Band" General Lee Meet and Greet
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