What can you tell me about my favorite country singer George Jones? What’s he doing now?
—Neva W., New York
“I’m pretty much up to the same ol’, same ol’,” says Jones, 73, which means he’s touring and releasing a new CD this fall. “It will be a country album (as opposed to the current gospel CD) and will feature a few hits from other people—songs I wished I had recorded and loved by other people, like my dear friend, Johnny Cash’s Ring of Fire or Ray Charles’ Busted. Also, Willie Nelson and I are talking about putting together a different Highwaymen group with me and Willie and Kris Kristofferson and maybe Hank Williams Jr. I’ve also introduced a line of breakfast sausage: George Jones Country Style Sausage.” The food line includes bacon, barbecue sauces and spring water. “The record business wants to cut us old guys out of the charts so I’ve just moved on to watching the food sales charts!” He and wife Nancy live in Franklin, Tenn.