NASHVILLE, Tenn (April 28, 2015) – When you visit the newly opened George Jones Museum in Nashville, you’ll not only see Billy Yates’ contribution to George Jones musical legacy through his songs, such as Jones’ 1993 CMA Vocal Event of the Year, “I Don’t Need Your Rockin’ Chair” and Jones’ Grammy-Award-Winning, “Choices”, but you’ll also see Yates artistic talents on display.
Having done several art projects, which include a mural on one of George’s tour busses a few years ago, and knowing that Jones always appreciated Yates’ artistic talents, Nancy Jones asked the award-winning singer/songwriter to design all of the outdoor signs for the new museum. “This was a true labor of love for the artists that has done so much for me personally and for my career. It was an absolute honor to design the signs, knowing that it would be the first thing people see as they approach the museum on 2nd Avenue in Nashville,” says Yates, who wrote a total of six songs for the Country Music Legend.
Yates also attended the red carpet grand opening of the new museum along with various friends and admirers of George Jones. Those included, Tracy Lawrence, The Roys, T. Graham Brown, Rhonda Vincent, Danny Shirley (Confederate Railroad), Dierks Bently, Tim Rushlow (Little Texas), Lee Greenwood, Buddy Jewell, Daryle Singletary, Jan Howard, Jeannie Seely, Moe Bandy, Lynn Anderson, among others.