Multi-award winning and Country Music Hall of Fame member George Jones remains one of the true giants of country music.
These classic recordings from the early ’70s find George in top form covering a selection of classic bluegrass and folk songs from such songwriters as Fred Rose, A.P. Carter, and Roy Acuff. Recorded in one session, George is backed by the legendary Smoky Mountain Boys who performed with the King of Country Music, Roy Acuff, for decades. George Jones achieved international fame for his long list of hit records as well as his distinctive voice and phrasing. Country music scholar Bill C. Malone writes, ”For the two or three minutes consumed by a song, Jones immerses himself so completely in it’s lyrics, and in the mood it conveys, that the listener can scarcely avoid becoming similarly involved.”