Over the past few months, a YouTube user named KLUNKET has been posting full episodes of a late ’90s TNN series called “The George Jones Show.” Each episode features performances and backstage chat sessions with three musical guests, bookended by performances by Jones himself. There’s no telling how long these will be available on the site – it’d be nice if someone would give the series a proper release on DVD – so I’d recommend acting quickly if interested. While the performances are always interesting, getting a better sense of the personalities of Jones and his guests via the backstage chats is equally so.
Here are the episodes currently posted:
- Tim McGraw, Faith Hill, Vern Gosdin
- Freddie Hart, Clint Daniels, Bill Anderson
- Lorrie Morgan, Sammy Kershaw, Jo Dee Messina
- Charley Pride, Ricky Van Shelton, Terri Clark
- Jerry Reed, Joe Diffie, Lari White
- Merle Haggard, Trace Adkins, Lorrie Morgan
- Loretta Lynn, Billy Ray Cyrus, Sara Evans
- T. Graham Brown, Allison Moorer, Ray Stevens
- Glen Campbell, Kenny Chesney, Danni Leigh
- Alan Jackson, Johnny Paycheck, The Lynns
- Toby Keith, Martina McBride, Ed Bruce
- Pam Tillis, Mel Tillis, Michael Peterson
- Waylon Jennings, Bobby Bare, Janie Fricke
According to this (incomplete) listing, there are other episodes featuring Merle Haggard, Trisha Yearwood & John Anderson and Tanya Tucker, Connie Smith & Daryle Singletary. It’d be nice to see those, too.