Wednesday, October 18, 2006

George Jones Returns To CARNEGIE HALL 44 Years Later

Country Music Hall of Famer, GEORGE JONES, headlines a night of country music at Carnegie Hall this Halloween night (10/31). Kris Kristofferson will be his special guest.

The legendary performer last appeared at Carnegie Hall with Johnny Cash back in 1962. “I think we were one of the first, if not first, country shows to go in there," says Jones. "Mother Maybelle and the Carter Family and Tompall and the Glaser Brothers, were also on the show. That TV woman, Dorothy Kilgallen was real popular then and she was a columnist there. She gave us a headline that said ‘THE HICKS HAVE HIT THE TOWN.’ We had a great time. The place was packed and sold out.”

GEORGE JONES and KRIS KRISOFFERSON are old friends and the evening promises to be a Halloween “treat.” Jones recorded Kristofferson’s “Why Me Lord” on his Gospel Collection in 2003. Jones will be releasing KICKIN’ OUT THE FOOTLIGHTS...AGAIN with another old pal, MERLE HAGGARD on October 24.

For more info: Evelyn Shriver or Susan Nadler (615.242.1234)

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