Jamey Johnson Pays Tribute To George Jones With Jaw-Dropping Cover Of “Who’s Gonna Fill Their Shoes”

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I think Jamey Johnson may have answered his own question with this one…

While it’s obviously impossible to fill the shoes of somebody like the legendary George Jones, Jamey Johnson proved once again that he’s one of the best voices in country music last night while paying tribute to the Possum.

An all-star lineup came out last night to Huntsville, Alabama for Still Playin’ Possum: Music and Memories of George Jonesto honor the country music icon on the 10-year anniversary of his death.


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Randy Travis, Tanya Tucker, Dierks Bentley, Lorrie Morgan, Tracy Byrd, Justin Moore and a ton of others were on hand to pay tribute to the Possum.

But Jamey Johnson stole the show from the very beginning.

Jamey opened the show with a jaw-dropping cover of Jones’ 1985 hit “Who’s Gonna Fill Their Shoes,” a song that mourns the irreplaceable legends of country music like Waylon, Willie and Johnny Cash. It’s a refrain that’s often used today as country music has strayed more and more from its traditional roots:

“Who’s gonna fill their shoes?Who’s gonna stand that tall?Who’s gonna play the OpryAnd the Wabash cannonball?Who’s gonna give their heart and soulTo get to me and you?Lord, I wonder who’s gonna fill their shoes”

Well obviously George Jones is another one whose shoes nobody will ever be able to fill. But when it comes to incredible voices in traditional country music, there’s nobody better than Jamey Johnson to step up and fill the void left by the loss of so many legends.

Luckily we have guys like him to keep the sound of real country music alive and well.

Gotta think the Possum would be proud of this one.

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