About Ben Jones

After the “Dukes of Hazzard,” Ben Jones was selected to the United States Congress from the Fourth District of Georgia and served two terms before redistricting took his seat. Although he then returned to his entertainment career, Jones keeps up with his political interests by appearing as a regular “pundit” on shows such as “O’Reilly” and “Hardball.” He is also a writer, contributing opinion pieces and columns to newspapers and magazines including The Washington Post, USA Today, and The Weekly Standard.
Also a singer, Jones and his “Cooter’s Garage Band” have appeared throughout the United States at concerts, fairs, and festivals. His 6th CD “One for The Younguns” will be released in Fall 2014.
His life story has been profiled in The New York Times, People Magazine, and Life Magazine.

The Confessions of “Cooter”Hey Y’all,At the beginning of the “Confessions of Cooter” video is the world record jump of the General Lee at the old NASCAR track in Nashville. In 2006, over 100,000 fans showed up over two days of DukesFest. The last event was the stunt show, and the great stunt driver Corey Eubanks finished the day with a 273 foot jump in front of that huge crowd. That is almost the length of a football field! Corey was fine and spoke to the crowd. Later, he was the featured stunt driver in the Fast and Furious series. The voice you hear saying “Here he comes folks,” is the late Al Wyatt, Jr.,who was one of the best in the business. “Junior” doubled John Schneider during the whole “Dukes” series, and held the record jump until that day. That picture from the show of the General clearing the moving train was Junior’s record.If you look close, you can see me and Junior up on the flag stand as the General goes flying past us overhead. It was a very memorable moment for all who were there. As we always say, “don’t try this at home!”Ben aka CooterThe Confessions of “Cooter”After the “Dukes of Hazzard,” Ben Jones was selected to the United States Congress from the Fourth District of Georgia and served two terms before redistricting took his seat. Although he then returned to his entertainment career, Jones keeps up with his political interests by appearing as a regular “pundit” on shows such as “O’Reilly” and “Hardball.” He is also a writer, contributing opinion pieces and columns to newspapers and magazines including The Washington Post, USA Today, and The Weekly Standard.Also a singer, Jones and his “Cooter’s Garage Band” have appeared throughout the United States at concerts, fairs, and festivals. His 6th CD “One for The Younguns” was released in Fall 2014.His life story has been profiled in The New York Times, People Magazine, and Life Magazine.Jones and his wife, Alma Viator, are the proprietors of “Cooter’s Place,” the “Dukes of Hazzard” museum and shops in Sperryville, Virginia, Gatlinburg and Nashville, Tennessee. They also founded “Dukesfest,” a huge annual gathering of “Dukes” fans.They reside in a frontier log home built before the American Revolution in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia.In June 2008, Ben’s memoir “Redneck Boy in the Promised Land” was published by Harmony Books of Random House.

Posted by Ben Jones aka “Cooter” on Miércoles, 16 de diciembre de 2015

Ben Jones Video Bio

Jones and his wife, Alma Viator, are the proprietors of “Cooter’s Place,” the “Dukes of Hazzard” museum and shops in Sperryville, Virginia, Gatlinburg and Nashville, Tennessee. They also founded “Dukesfest,” a huge annual gathering of “Dukes” fans.
They reside in a frontier log home built before the American
Revolution in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia.
In June 2008, Ben’s memoir “Redneck Boy in the Promised Land” was published by Harmony Books of Random House.