Ever wonder what will happen during the last five minutes of late-night TV talk shows? Here are tonight’s notable performers:
The Late Show With David Letterman (CBS): George Jones
One of the finest country singers and a man whose old stories of drinking and women rival Bukowski, Jones has released new best-of A Collection Of My Best Recollection in an exclusive partnership with Cracker Barrel. Since he’s on the small screen to promote the album, we guess he’ll either play his signature “He Stopped Lovin’ Her Today” or one of the previously unreleased tracks, “I Don’t Want To Know” or “I’m A Long Gone Daddy.”
Jimmy Kimmel Live! (ABC): Brendan Benson
If you’re unfamiliar with him, Benson is that other guy from the Raconteurs. Not Jack White. But to put it that way would be like talking down to him. Benson is a Nashville dude, but totally into power pop, and he just released his fourth solo album, My Old, Familiar Friend (ATO). The LP has been described as “pure, unbridled joy in recorded form,” and we’re stoked to watch him play.