Yes, this is Music City USA, and you can hear Country music on virtually every street corner.
But, the only Country music that mattered on this night was the George Jones concert at the Williamson County Fair in Franklin Tennessee.
George Jones lives right here in Williamson County, and he’s always been known to go the extra mile for his fans — especially the locals.
Thanks for a great show, George!
Here are some of the photos we took on Friday August 5, 2005…
George Jones At The Williamson County Fair
Since Lynnette’s always up for something new, Jim suggested taking in a George Jones concert at the Williamson County Fair.
Sheriff Ricky Headley… A Local Celebrity
He’s opened for George Jones several times before. And with his Pure Country band, Sheriff Ricky Headley is like a local celebrity in Williamson County!
George Jones… it was an honor to see this legend up close at the Williamson County Fair in Franklin, Tennessee.
George Was Rockin The House!
As soon as George Jones took the stage at the AgExpo Center, me and about a hundred other people RUSHED the stage to get a close up photo of this legend.
The Legend On Stage
We were thrilled to see such a legend performing at the Williamson County Fair!
Ricky Headley… The Singing Sheriff
Ricky Headley has opened for George Jones on several occasions. On this night, the singing sheriff gave a class-act show opening for The Possum at the Williamson County Fair.
A Guitar-Playin’ Fool
George played his guitar all night long… his concert at the Williamson County Fair was nearly 2 hours long!
Pure & Simple… It’s George Jones
It was hard to believe that we got to enjoy such a great show for only $10!
He Won’t Stop Singin’… Til He Has To!
This is a sheriff who LOVES to sing… such is why he’s known locally as “the singing sheriff”!
The Hits Keep On Comin’
The audience inside the Ag Expo Center at the Williamson County Fair consisted of George Jones fans of all ages. It was fun to listen to hit after hit after hit!
George Of The Jungle
George’s entire band was wearing matching hawaiian palm tree/jungle-themed shirts.
I Don’t Need No Rockin’ Chair
The singing sheriff (who opened for George Jones on this night) actually came back on stage to sing the last song of the night with him. Together, they sang “I Don’t Need No Rockin’ Chair”.
Why Baby, Why?
Every song George Jones sang brought the crowd to their feet!
George Jones Strumming Chords
If George Jones concerts had a “mash pit”… we’d have been in it. We were right up at the stage — front row — until security asked everyone to move back so those SEATED in the front row could see.
George Jones singing his mega hit song “White Lightning”.
The Legend Continues…
George Jones has been a recording artist for over 50 years now… From what we saw on this night at the Williamson County Fair, there’s no sign of him stopping any time soon!
George Jones: The Star Of Wiliamson County
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