(Editor’s Note: TMJ received the following release from Bandit Records.)
BANDIT RECORDS is proud to release the first new GEORGE JONES material in over 5 years. “I Ain’t Ever Slowin Down,” written by Al Anderson and Stephen Bruton and “I Should Have Called,” written by Eddie Raven are both featured in a new compilation called GEORGE JONES: HITS.
Both new songs were produced by Jones’ long time producer, Keith Stegal, in 2006 and are included on BANDITS newest release. Also featured on the album are some of GEORGE’S biggest and most iconic hits such as “The Window Up Above,” “Take Me,” “The Grand Tour,” “White Lightin,” his signature song “He Stopped Lovin’ Her Today” as well as gems such as “Hell Stays Open All Night Long” and “If Drinkin’ Don’t Kill Me (Her Memory Will).”
Once again, even in his later years, Jones’ vocals continue to amaze and evoke an emotional response as strong as his classic hits have over the last 6 decades. Retailing for $11.99, sold exclusively at Wal Mart, the 24-song compilation will be released on Feb. 15.
Jones, a Country Music Hall of Fame member, has had a chart appearance in each of the last seven decades (50’s through ‘10s) and extends his lead for the most chart appearances of all time to 166 titles and his chart span to 55 years, three months and one week. Jones is added to a short prestigious list of acts to chart in seven decades, previously achieved by only Eddy Arnold and Elvis Presley.
Posted by: Sam Moore