George Jones Honored in DC
George Jones was one of several artists recognized at the Kennedy Center Honors in Washington, Sunday, Dec. 7.
First Lady Laura Bush led the tribute to George at the event, which was attended by President George W. Bush and other dignitaries. The First Lady remarked before introducing a short film about the country legend’s life, "There's no getting tired of a singer such as Jones.” After the film, Brad Paisley, Randy Travis and Alan Jackson sang some of George’s hits, while Garth Brooks performed a medley of classics like "White Lightning." Alan referred to George, one of his musical idols, as “the last great voice of country music.” Others honored during the ceremony were rock stars Pete Townshend and Roger Daltrey of The Who, singer Barbra Streisand and actor Morgan Freeman. The 31st Annual Kennedy Center Honors show will air Dec. 30 on CBS-TV at 9 p.m. ET.