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50 Years of Hits
There are few artists whose careers in country music have spanned fifty years, and even fewer who have achieved the recognition and awards George Jones has received. George’s remarkable career has produced over 140 Top 40 country hits and numerous albums. This humble man who sings about the pain in his soul has now witnessed his career come full circle with the release of GEORGE JONES – 50 YEARS OF HITS, featuring timeless recordings from each year of his career.
George Jones was born and raised in Texas. Out of his impoverished youth came George’s love of music – his father played guitar and his mother played piano. They encouraged George to take an interest in music. At the age of nine, George’s father bought him his first guitar and the course of his life was set. It wasn’t long before the young boy who sang and played in the dusty streets of Beaumont, Texas for tips became one of America’s most beloved country music performers.
George joined the U.S. Marine Corps in 1950. After life as a leatherneck, George returned to Texas and resumed his music career. George’s first Top 10 country hit came in 1955 with “Why Baby, Why” and was followed by “White Lightning.” In 1980, Jones released “He Stopped Loving Her Today,” a song that will forever be remembered as one of the greatest country music songs ever recorded. The song vaulted George into country music superstardom.
Honoring a Country Music Legend
At America Remembers, we take pride in honoring American heroes and legends. In honor of George’s lasting influence on America’s music and status as America’s greatest living country music singer, we proudly announce the George Jones 50th Anniversary Tribute Rifle. For the Tribute, we have selected the legendary Winchester Model 94 lever-action rifle.
The focal point of this Tribute is the handsomely decorated receiver which features artwork celebrating George’s life and legendary career. Craftsmen commissioned specifically for this Tribute by America Remembers decorate each rifle in a combination of 24-karat gold and nickel, with special blackened patinaed highlights to accentuate the details.
Only 100 Available
To ensure exclusivity, the George Jones 50th Anniversary Tribute Rifle is being issued in a strictly limited edition of only 100 pieces. Edition number 001 has been presented to George Jones. Reservations will be accepted in the order they are received. We will arrange delivery of your working rifle through a licensed firearms dealer of your choice.
As always, if you are less than satisfied with the Tribute, you may return it in original unfired condition within 30 days for a full refund. Don’t miss this opportunity to honor a milestone event in the career of George Jones. For 50 years, George has entertained us with his unique style. The Tribute will be a fascinating conversation piece, and for fans of George Jones, the Tribute will forever bring back fond memories of George, your favorite songs, and the special times which you associate with each of his hit songs.
The left side of the receiver features George Jones early in his career, and a current portrait of George. Boldly displayed in the center is a banner which reads “George Jones 50th Anniversary” representing George’s 50 years of hit music. All artwork is featured in elegant 24-karat gold and nickel.
The right side of the receiver features three images of George. George is shown as a youngster (age 12) when he sang for tips in the streets of Beaumont. Also proudly displayed is a portrait of George from the early 1950’s when he served in the United States Marine Corps. Prominently displayed in the center is a familiar portrait of George capturing the easy-going singer we all love and admire.
Forearm features a recreation of George’s signature, surrounded by records and classic firearms scrollwork. The rich walnut stocks have been polished and intricately decorated. The shoulder stock features “50 Years of Hits,” framed with elegant scrollwork.
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