This will be a helluva show.
Last month, it was announced that a whole George Jones tribute show titled Still Playin’ Possum: Music & Memories of George Jones was taking place at the Von Braun Center Propst Arena on April 25th.
That means that some of the genres biggest stars are coming together to honor one of the all-time greats, with a stellar lineup including Brad Paisley, Dierks Bentley, Jamey Johnson, Justin Moore, Lorrie Morgan, Mark Chesnutt, Michael Ray, Sam Moore, Tanya Tucker, Tracy Lawrence, Trace Adkins, Tracy Byrd, Travis Tritt, Wynonna Judd, Aaron Lewis, Charlie Starr from Blackberry Smoke, Dillon Carmichael, Gretchen Wilson, Joe Nichols, Randy Travis, and Sara Evans.
And today, the announced that Jelly Roll, Riley Green, The Oak Ridge Boys, Uncle Kracker, The Isaacs, and Janie Fricke will round out the final list of performers:
George’s widow, Nancy Jones, says it will be an emotional night full of great music, and she hopes that fans will enjoy getting to hear their favorite George Jones song during the evening:
“Thank you to the many fans that are traveling from all over the world to be in Huntsville, Alabama, for this special night.
I think the team of producers has put together some incredible moments that will surprise everyone. People will be laughing, crying, and singing along to so many of the songs performed that night.
It will be an emotional night not just for me, but also for these artists as so many were very close to George. I hope everyone that attends or gets to see it on television will enjoy it and remember their favorite George song.”
Trace Adkins will also be joined by The Oak Ridge Boys On ‘Same Ole Me,” and the part I’m probably most excited for, Lorrie Morgan and Jamey Johnson will collaborate on “Near You.”
You’re not gonna wanna miss this one, but if you can’t make it to Huntsville, Alabama to see it in person, the event will also be filmed for a yet-to-be-announced TV special.
Gonna go turn this one up now…