About Earl And George Relationship: Where Is Earl Now?

Earl Montgomery Peanutt was one of the songwriters for the late George Jones. George Jones was a famous country music performer.

Montgomery co-wrote more than 73 songs for Jones in his famous career in country music that ran from 1953 until 2013, when he, unfortunately, passed away.

George Jones was one of the first country performers to acquire international acclaim for his hit singles. His most recognized one is the “He Stopped Lover Her Today” track from his 1980 album, I Am What I Am.

Though extensively recognized in his day, Jones struggled with drunkenness and obstinate conduct that often put him in hot water.

However, despite the singer’s unexpected blow at his composer, Earl Peanutt Montgomery and their connection remained strong.

Sadly, throughout the late 2010s, the connection between Montgomery and Jones’ estate soured owing to problems with a long-lost record the two had collaborated on.

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How Was Earl And George’s Relationship?

Montgomery, Earl To put it simply, Peanutt and George Jones went way back. Producer Earl Peanutt Montgomery was George Jones’s go-to.

In total, Jones and Montgomery collaborated on 73 songs that were released as studio albums. One can claim that Montgomery has as much of a role in Jones’s success as Jones himself.

However, while referring to their relationship, many modern articles stress one occurrence in the late 70s.
One day, when the two were travelling in different automobiles, Jones requested Montgomery to turn his windows down.

The composer obeyed, only to have Jones shoot at him. Thankfully, Jones missed and then pulled the trigger back.

Strangely enough, the singer remarked that he’d return to the home, rolled his windows up, and drove off.

Bewildered, Montgomery went to the Sheriff’s office and informed him what had transpired. Thankfully, as Jones was his buddy, he didn’t seek charges.

Despite this being the most renowned narrative, Montgomery and Jones had a long and prolific partnership that led to so much music that some had to be shelved.

Did Earl Started A Lawsuit Against George Jones?

Earl started a lawsuit against the George Jones Estate in 2018. Earl Peanutt Montgomery’s case was over a record.

According to the complaint, Jones and Montgomery had collaborated on an ambitious concept back in the 70s where Jones would join Roy Acuff’s Smoky Mountain Boys on an album.

The singer had intended Montgomery to produce and own the record to act as a retirement package honouring the years of friendship the two enjoyed.

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Sadly, the idea was eventually cancelled as other pursuits gained precedence in George Jones’ life. The project was then long forgotten.

Cut to almost 30 years later, when Jones passed away in 2013, his widow, Nancy Jones, secured an arrangement with Concord, the owner of Rounder Records, to transfer the late singer’s intellectual property for approximately $30 million.

The long-lost record that Jones and Montgomery had collaborated on dropped into this bundle. Concord published the album in 2017 without paying Montgomery a penny, despite him having produced the original recordings.

So, to the right of this grave injustice, Montgomery sued George Jones’ widow Nancy with Concord documents. Montgomery resolved the claim a year later, in August 2019.

What Is Earl Montgomery Doing Now?

The world has been without George Jones for ten years, but Earl Montgomery Peanutt is still going strong. Earl presently resides in Sheffield.

Peanutt and his wife, Charlene, run their music studio, Sweetwater Recording Studio, from their peaceful suburban home. The veteran musician opens up his recording facility to new talent.

He manages the Earl Peanutt Montgomery Music Museum with his spouse. The museum is a treasure mine of souvenirs and curiosities from his over half a century of labour in the music business, such as LPs and posters.

As a result of the museum’s popularity, Earl now has and displays many objects that once belonged to George Jones, satisfying the appetite of those who pine for the golden age of late 20th-century country music.

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