Thursday, March 16, 2006
– A tribute to George Jones, which will include the singer, will be out later this year on the new Nashville label Category 5 Records.
A new single from Jones, "He Still Has Songs To Sing," and featuring superstar guests is due July 1.
"As far as I am concerned this man is the greatest country music singer that
has ever lived," said Category 5 President/CEO Raymond Termini. "I couldn't
be more excited to present his fans worldwide with a record that will go
down in history."
"He Still Has Songs To Sing" is slated for release in September. The album
includes musicians performing their favorite Jones songs. Several will join Jones on the title track first single, written by Category 5 VP/Operations and Music Row songwriter John Northrup.
"John played me 'He Still Has Songs To Sing,' which he'd written with George
in mind," Termini said. "He explained the concept of having artists from all genres joining Jones on the single and cutting versions of their favorites for the record. After one listen I was convinced."
No artists participating in the project were named.
"George Jones influenced the world of music, not just country music," says
Northrup, whose songs have been cut by George Strait, Lee Ann Womack and
Kenny Chesney. "We're extremely excited to give prominent artists the chance to step into his world and pay homage to a legend."
The album is being produced by Buddy Cannon (Reba McEntire, Chesney), and will be released in conjunction with a DVD "The Making Of..." project.
"The concept that Category 5 presented to me as a producer is irresistible
project," Cannon says. "I have had the honor of working on a few albums with
George and look forward to working with some of the biggest names in the
music world to let George and the world know what his songs and his voice
means to them."
Jones remains on Bandit Records for his own recordings.
Category 5 also has signed Travis Tritt.