Deer Lodge Records Releases George Jones Tribute Album
A new George Jones tribute album is being released by Portland, Oregon-based independent record label Deer Lodge Records.
The two-disc collection features 30 of Jones' hit tracks recorded by bands and artists across the West Coast, with sounds ranging from bluegrass to punk and reggae. The album was produced by the label's Bert Sperling and Ezra Meredith, who hails Jones as "the greatest singer of all time."
"George Jones is a lifelong hero of mine, as well as one of the best singers of all-time in any genre," Sperling says in a press release.
The acts featured on the album include Sassparilla, Fernando, Water Tower, Drunken Prayer, Lewi Longmire & Portland Country Underground, Hearts of Oak and the Meredith Brothers, among others.
"The experience was one of the most rewarding and transcendent of my life," says Sperling. "It came out better than I ever could have dreamed. It started out as a small seed of an idea as a single disc tribute with close friends, and swelled to a 30-track double album with some of the best talent out there."
He adds, "I'm still in shock at how much heart and soul these artists put into their submissions, and how quickly they were able to work. It has filled me with faith in the positive nature of the world, and has made me believe in the power of being optimistic and listening to the small voice in your head that encourages you to dream."
The album and accompanying t-shirt are available at Deer Lodge's website.
'Deer Lodge: George Jones' Track Listing:
1. 'White Lightning' - Sassparilla
2. 'She Thinks I Still Care' - The Wellspring
3. 'Still Doing Time' - Lewi Longmire & Portland Country Underground
4. 'The Race Is On' - Water Tower
5. 'When the Grass Grows Over Me' - Tyler Stenson
6. 'Walk Through This World With Me' - Copper & Coal
7. 'The Grand Tour' - Keeter & Ali
8. 'Selfishness in Man' - Drunken Prayer
9. 'Seasons of My Heart' - The Tumblers
10. 'He Stopped Loving Her Today' - Stephanie Lynn
11. 'Tennessee Whiskey' - Brush Prairie
12. 'Finally Friday' - Honky Tonk Union
13. 'I Always Get Lucky With You' - Hank Sinatra
14. 'The Ghost of Another Man' - Shawn Smith
15. 'Where the Soul Never Dies' - Brandon Schott w/ Andy Reed
1. 'Wings of a Dove' - Fernando
2. 'We're Gonna Hold On' - Hook & Anchor
3. 'The Battle' - Meredith Brothers
4. 'If You Couldn't Get the Picture' - Bert Sperling
5. 'Must've Been Drunk' - Hearts of Oak
6. 'Golden Ring' - Neon Renaissance
7. 'The Door' - Owen Grace
8. 'I Just Don't Give a Damn' - Gabe Rozzell
9. 'Choices' - NoPoMoJo
10. 'Bartender Blues' - Countryside Ride
11. 'If I Don't Love You (Grits Ain't Groceries)' - Bad Assets
12. 'Milwaukee, Here I Come' - The Rocky Butte Wranglers
13. 'Her Name Is...' - Drugstore Cowboy
14. 'Too Much Water' - The Fall To Pieces
15. 'Who's Gonna Fill Their Shoes' - W.C. Beck