“I am proud to call George and Nancy Jones my friends. George was so much more than a country music icon. He was never afraid to stand and act on what he believed in. George was instrumental in helping organize TNN (The Nashville Network), testified at the FCC hearings on media consolidation, and even wrote a letter of support to country DJ’s at an AFTRA Twin Cities radio station. Thank you George, for sharing your voice and music with us, for your continual support of all recordings artists and musicians, and for giving us so many memories that will never fade. We will truly miss you and as you asked, ‘who’s gonna fill those shoes?’ With deepest love, respect and sympathy to Nancy and the rest of your family on behalf of all SAG-AFTRA members.” Randy Himes, SAG-AFTRA, Assistant National Executive Director of Sound Recordings.
Pictured (L - R): Assistant National Executive Director Sound Recordings, Randall Himes; late country music icon, Porter Wagoner; George Jones; Grand Ole Opry member, Jim Ed Brown; Nancy Jones; and late legendary singer, Dobie Gray.