Most items on the Most Shocking Moments in Country Music list are from the television era, because prior to that there wasn't as wide and quick of a dissemination of information. Shocking incidents stayed behind the scenes, as this arrest of George Jones would have had a quick-acting Nashville camera man not grabbed his gear.

Jones wasn't the first star ever to get arrested, and in the era of TMZ, this video seems tame in comparison to what many pop stars get caught doing. To the conservative country audience of 1980, however, this was a very shocking moment.

 

 

 

Watch Video of George Jones' DUI Arrest