George Jones - Grand Ole Opry's New Star - 1968 Country Song Hits - Country LP

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George Jones - Grand Ole Opry's New Star - Country Song Hits


Label: Reserve Records
Cat#: RSV-LP-101
Format: Vinyl, LP, Album, Reissue
Standard edition of the 2013 reissue, on black vinyl.
Country: US
Released: 2013
Genre: Folk, World, & Country
Style: Country, Honky Tonk


Tracklist


A1 Why Baby Why
A2 Seasons Of My Heart
A3 It's OK
A4 Let Him Know
A5 Play It Cool
A6 Hold Everything
A7 Boat Of Life



B1 You Gotta Be My Baby
B2 What Am I Worth
B3 Your Heart
B4 Ragged But Right
B5 Yearning
B6 Still Hurtin'
B7 Taggin' Along



In 1956 The Grand Ole Opry invited a young country singer named George Jones to perform on their popular radio show. The 25 year-old Marine Corp veteran was already picking up momentum in his home state of Texas, where he was signed to Starday Records, where a year earlier, his song “Why Baby, Why” had become his first hit. However in his estimation, and many young country performers at the time, an appearance on the Opry was proof you had really hit the big time.

In Jone’s own words, “My success as a country singer, no matter how big it became, would always be limited unless I appeared on the Grand Ole Opry.” When that call from Nashville finally came he drove almost 800 miles from Houston, borrowed a guitar from Jimmy Dickens, and performed one song. His appearance was a success and he was quickly asked to come back and become a member.

Starday Records owners, Jack Starnes and Pappy Daily, knew they had to move quickly if their label was going to keep up with Jones’ newfound popularity. In early 1957 they released George Jones’ first album, Grand Ole Opry’s New Star, which also happened to be Starday’s first LP.


George Jones - It's Ok

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George Jones - Why Baby Why

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George Jones - Seasons of my Heart

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Condition New
Format LP, 180 Gram
Label Reset Records
Color Black