Brad Paisley has penned an essay explaining both his appreciation for and his friendship with George Jones. It was published by Billboard.
Brad offers his view of his relationship with the country music legend, sharing his early first-person experiences with George, starting as a fan and then as a colleague, when he opened for the country icon in his native West Virginia. He details how he developed a friendship with Jones and his wife moving forward.
George Jones Sausage Balls
George Jones was also a huge fan of breakfast meat -- and even owned a sausage company sold locally through restaurants in Tennessee.
After he passed away, one of the restaurants that serves Jones' sausage honored the singer's memory with a massive meat event in George's honor.
Brooks Shaw's Old Country Store in Jackson, TN whipped up more than 1,000 sausage balls -- George's own creation and favorite breakfast snack.
The store even put together a batch for his widow Nancy.
The recipe: Mix together Jones' sausage, Bisquick, cheese, and milk-- then cook 'em for about 10 minutes.
GEORGE JONES ALBUM SALES:
George Jones' album sales have increased 1000 % since his death.
According to Billboard, George's' catalog of albums sold 35,000 last week — up 1,002 % from 3,000 the week previous.
Additionally, George sold 149,000 downloads last week — up from 5,000 the week previous, which means they increased by 2,739 %. Since his passing, Jones sold more songs this past week than he did in all of 2013 up until his death — 91,000 to be exact.
‘He Stopped Loving Her Today' was his top-selling song last week, and debuted on Country Digital Songs at No. 15 with 34,000 downloads. (One week ago that song sold 1,000.)
George's second-biggest song, ‘Who's Gonna Fill Their Shoes,' sold 11,000, which skyrocketed up from essentially no sales while he was still alive.
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