The Legend of George Jones Lives On with New Book and Album
One year after the world said goodbye to Country Music icon George
Jones, Charlene and Peanutt Montgomery remember their best friend in a
new tell-all biography and tribute album from Heritage Builders.
(NASHVILLE, Tennessee) —
One year after Country Music lost the legendary George Jones, Charlene
and Earl “Peanutt” Montgomery remember their best friend of thirty years
with “The Legend of George Jones: His Life and Death” (Heritage
Builders Publishing) – a new, tell-all biography and companion album.
Released earlier this month, the book is selling out nationwide and is
now in its second printing.
With “The Legend of George Jones,” Charlene and Peanutt wanted to set
the record straight about their friend who died on April 26, 2013.
Throughout Jones’ life, the tabloids chronicled his struggle with
personal demons and often painted a less-than-flattering picture. In the
book, which is endorsed by all of George Jones’ children, Charlene and
Peanutt tell it like it is and make no excuses, but they document the
real heart and soul of George Jones.
Charlene and Peanutt are in the midst of a national media tour, with
stops from coast to coast, including Bill Martinez Live, Life Lessons
Radio, Drew Marshall Show, Glen Biegel Show, Marybeth Conley Show,
Coastal Daybreak, Sirius/XM’s Elvis Radio, Dispatch Radio, The Curtis
Report, Live at 9 (Memphis), More at Midday (Nashville) and many more.
From humble beginnings playing the guitar and singing on the streets of
Beaumont, Texas, George Jones became one of the most important and
influential singers in music history. The Grammy Award-winning Country
Music Hall of Fame and Grand Ole Opry member was the voice behind many
of Country music’s most enduring hits, such as “White Lightning,” “She
Thinks I Still Care,” “Walk Through This World With Me,” “The Door,” “I
Was Country When Country Wasn’t Cool” and “He Stopped Loving Her Today,”
which is widely regarded as one of the greatest country music singles
of all time.
Peanutt wrote seventy-three songs for George Jones including some of his
best-loved number one hits. Charlene, Peanutt’s wife and partner, is a
prolific songwriter in her own right, and she had a personal
relationship with Jones that spanned decades, and she remains today a
revered and beloved friend of all the Jones children.
Among the book’s highlights:
- The attempted murder of Peanutt by George Jones
- The culprits who brought Jones to bankruptcy, and his knees, are revealed.
- Unexplained mysteries concerning Jones’ fifth wife Nancy, and the way that his children were treated at his funeral.
The book also includes a CD of nine popular Peanutt Montgomery/George
Jones hits plus two previously unreleased songs, newly recorded by some
of country music’s top players.