March 29, 2012

George Jones hospitalized in Nashville

Country music star George Jones has been hospitalized in Nashville for a respiratory infection but is scheduled to be released on Friday, his representatives said.

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Country Music Hall of Fame member George Jones is hospitalized with an upper respiratory infection.

A statement from his publicist, Kirt Webster, says the 80-year-old Jones was admitted into a Nashville area hospital on Thursday and will stay overnight for observation. He is scheduled to be released Friday.

Jones is known for classic country hits, including "He Stopped Loving Her Today."

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