George Jones is recording Stone Cold Country for new Nashville label Bandit Records with Emory Gordy Jr. producing. A single is expected in July. ... Gillian Welch's next album will be released in August on an independent label she is launching called Acony Records. The label also will reissue Welch's two previous albums that came out on the now-defunct Almo Sounds. ... Broadway's The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, snubbed for a best-musical Tony nomination, will close Sunday (May 13) after 21 performances and an estimated loss of $7.5 million. The score was by Nashville songwriter Don Schlitz, who reported he's already at work on another musical.