The Marble Falls Opry will be held at the Uptown Theater in downtown Marble Falls on Saturday, May 1. The show begins at 7:30 PM and tickets are now on sale at the Uptown Theater, Lively Computers in Kingsland or by calling (830) 693-9996 or (325) 388-0939.
Georgette Jones, the daughter of George Jones and Tammy Wynette, will make her debut appearance on the Marble Falls Opry. Tickets are only $12.00 each.
Jones was born in Lakeland, Florida, in 1970. She was the only child to be born to George Jones and Tammy Wynette. Although, she began performing at a very early age, she spent the majority of her life in the nursing profession.
While on tour in Ireland last year, Jones was signed to a recording contract with Heart of Texas Records based in Brady, and began her recording her debut album in December.
"I am so excited to have my very first album on the market," Jones said from her Nashville home. "I am also so excited to have a duet on this project with my dad titled ‘You and Me And Time.’ It really sums up our relationship."
"Slightly Used Woman" is filled with great Traditional Country music performed by the only person to have both parents in the Country Music Hall of Famer.
Jones opens the album with a song penned by her mother. "Slightly Used Woman" is an autobiographical anthem about a woman looking for love after being "slightly used" by another man.
"This song has always been one of my favorite selections from my mother," Jones said. "It starts by describing our home on Franklin Road in Nashville and really speaks volumes about mom’s songwriting ability. I just had to record this one for the album."
Jones also includes a song written in tribute to her mother. "I Hope You Knew" is a true letter in song to Tammy Wynette from her daughter. She also adds other classics from the Wynette catalog including "I Don’t Wanna Play House" "Send Me No Roses" and "I Still Believe In Fairy Tales."
She honors her dad with his hit "The Race Is On." In a slightly faster style, Jones reprises the classic in appreciation to her father’s contribution to her career. The two Joneses also duet on the previously released "You And Me And Time." The song tells the story of both George and Georgette finally finding each other after some seperation over time.
Jones also included some new material including "Second Time Around" written by Texan Brandi Davidson and the Kitty Wells classic "You Don’t Hear." The album is then rounded out with her duet with Mark McGuinn "Better Painful Ending" and the gospel standard "Precious Memories."
"It is truly an honor for our Heart of Texas Records family to add Georgette Jones to our roster," Heart of Texas Records President Tracy Pitcox said. "Georgette is an artist that can easily stand on her own vocal ability. Adding her great vocal presence to her incredible heritage makes Georgette one of our brightest new artists in Traditional Country Music. She deserves every good thing that comes her way."
In Heart of Texas Records style, a special emphasis is placed on the musical ability of steel guitarists Paul Franklin and Jamie Lennon, bass of Jake Hooker, John Willis and Dave Pomeroy, Fiddle of Reggie Rueffer, Lead Guitar of Charley Walton, Brent Mason and Justin Trevino, Piano of Tim Alexander and Shane Keister and the drums of Jim Loessberg and Owen Hale. The backgroud vocals are contributed by Jones herself along with Heart of Texas Recording Artist Amber Digby.
"I am looking forward to debuting my new album at the Marble Falls Opry," Jones said. "Texas was so important to both dad and mom and I am looking forward to seeing and making some new friends there."
Other entertainers on the show will include Justin Trevino, Benny Fred Kothmann, Jamie Lennon, Shane Lively, Charley Walton and Sammy Geistweidt. Tracy Pitcox will MC the show.
For more information, log on to www.heartoftexascountry.com.