News Round Up: George Jones released From Hospital

  • George Jones has been released from a Nashville, Tenn. hospital. Jones was admitted with an upper respiratory infection. The 80-year-old spent a week in March in the hospital with the same illness. The legendary country singer had canceled performances through June and will reschedule shows where possible.
  • Legendary roots musician Doc Watson remains in critical condition at a North Carolina hospital after undergoing colon surgery this past week. The 89-year-old Watson had also fallen early in the week. No bones were broken, but an underlying condition prompted the surgery.
  • In honor of what would have been his 72nd birthday Levon Helm’s band and friends - led by Larry Campbell, Theresa Williams, Amy Helm, Byron Isaacs and Justin Gulp -  gathered at his Woodstock farm last night for a commemorative Ramble. The show was announced late Saturday night and quickly sold.
  • The Luckenbach Sunday Picker Circle host for the last 3 years, Cowboy Doug Davis, has passed away.  Luckenbach , TX will hold a memorial service in honor of Doug Next Sunday June 3 at 5pm.