TruCountry: Leona Williams performs "Ole George"on TruCountry Show.
Leona Williams was destined to become a Country Music Entertainer. She landed her first radio show at the age of 15, simply called "Leona Sings" in Jefferson City, Missouri. That journey would take her all over the world and allow her to sing before thousands and thousands of Country Music fans.
Leona moved to Nashville in the late 1960s from a small town in Missouri called Vienna, and was soon recording for Hickory Records with such hits as “Once More” and “Yes Ma'am, He Found Me In A Honky Tonk”. Since then, Leona has traveled worldwide and opened shows for some of country music's top entertainers and made numerous personal appearances at the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville.
Leona later teamed up with Merle Haggard for a top ten duet called “The Bull and the Beaver” and a duet album followed called HEART TO HEART. During this time, she would write some of Merle’s biggest hits including “You Take Me For Granted” and “Someday When Things Are Good.” You can hear her harmony vocals on some of Merle's hits such as “The Way I Am” “The Roots Of My Raising” and “Big City.” Leona has also teamed up with other artists on recordings such as Gene Watson's "Cold summer day in Georgia", Vince Gill's "Living the way I do", Jimmy Martin's "If teardrops were pennies", and George Jones' "Best Friends" among others. Leona recently released a "duets" album in 2009 which featured such artists as George Jones, Merle Haggard, Johnny Bush, Frankie Miller, Floyd Tillman, Ferlin Husky and others.
Leona has had her songs recorded by some of Country music's most popular artists including George Jones, Moe Bandy, Randy Travis, Hank Thompson, The Forester Sisters, Tammy Wynette, Gene Watson, Merle Haggard, Loretta Lynn, Ray Price, Johnny Bush, Willie Nelson, Connie Smith and many others.
Leona Williams Ole George lyrics
He was born somewhere down around Beaumont Texas
More than a few years ago
He's been a legend since I can remember
He's still got a long way to go
He's been around the world from LA to London
And Lord knows what all he's been through
But that goes to show what an old Martin guitar
And a good country singer can do
And the race is still on for the best country singer
Old George is still coming on strong
And when it's all over and they lay down their guitars
Ole George will still be number on
Well Lord only knows he's been through some women
But he's found him a forever wife
And come hell or high water and the good grace of God
She'll last him the rest of his life
And Lord when it's over have mercy on him
He's always been a good soul
When you bring down the curtain and the last song is sung