“The Gospel According to Jones” is the first single from Eric Lee Beddingfield’s album This Life Ain’t For Everybody. The song was a smash hit. With the support of radio and with the video being added to the rotation on CMT, GAC, and TCN, the song rocketed Beddingfield to a new level of recognition in the world of country music. Beddingfield has been able to see first-hand the effect of all the exposure in the crowds at his shows.
Eric Lee did a wonderful job singing the various song titles that came from a long and sorted career of George Jones. This particular song basically puts into perspective how Jones entertained three generations of fans and how those songs influenced the up and coming country stars.
The song has garnered more than just national exposure and larger audiences for Beddingfield; it also created a friendship between Beddingfield and country music legend George Jones. Jones sang a verse on the song and was in the music video, and he invited Beddingfield to sing the song at the Grand Ole Opry for Jones’ televised 80th birthday concert.
Step right on up … Take the grand tour
He stopped loving her today
Tennessee Whiskey and white lightning
Are just a few of the choices I’ve made
It’s a real good year for the roses
But remember the race is still on
And that’s just a few of the chapters from the gospel
According To Jones
Eric Lee Beddingfield
Country music artist Eric Lee Beddingfield is one of the industry’s fastest rising artists and 2012 was just the beginning. His first year in country music seemed to be even better and that is very apparent with Eric’s album “This Life Ain’t for Everybody,” producing not one but four chart-topping songs. Three of those songs hit the top twenty of the Music Row Charts and giving Eric the opportunity to walk the CMA red carpet that year.
Eric is no stranger to hard work and dedication whether it be to his career or to his family. He believes in solid family values and keeping the bonds strong through all generations.
Sidelined from a career in football during his days at Georgia Southern University, Eric already had music in his blood so he took up the guitar and placed the football on the shelf. His heart still belongs to his alma mater and he visits as often as he can.
Eric grew up on the music of the rebels and outlaws of country music such as Waylon Jennings, George Jones, and Johnny Cash. His Dad was a musician. Eric learned that the guitar didn’t fall far from the stage when it came to the family’s love for music.