The final and full list of performers has been released for the gigantic George Jones tribute concert thati sbeing held on November 22nd, 2013 at Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena. The concert was originally scheduled as the final stop on George’s “Grand Farewell Tour” before the legend passed away this past April. The show was a sell-out well before George’s passing and nothing has changed! Most of the same artists that were scheduled to appear are participating in the concert dubbed Playin Possum: The Final NO SHOW. The full list of performers reflect Jones’ wide impact on music as acts representing Country, Gospel, Bluegrass, Rock, and Soul are being represented. The list of Country acts paying tribute alone represent 8 decades of hit makers and legends (from Little Jimmy Dickens from the late 40’s all the way up to Blake Shelton, Miranda Lambert, Eric Church, etc from today)!
The following is the full release posted on George’s website:
Recognized worldwide as the “greatest living country singer,” George Jones represented everything about Country Music and was loved by fellow artists, musicians, producers, publishers, songwriters, video directors and industry executives. On November 22nd, Nashville and beyond will honor the music legend with an all-star tribute, the date that George was to perform the final show of his illustrious career.
“I am so excited how this show has evolved and I will be forever grateful to the artists that are coming to honor George,” says Nancy Jones. “The evening might be long, but I don’t think people will be upset as they will witness the best musical tribute Nashville has ever seen with so many artists performing George Jones songs.”
Playin’ Possum! The Final NO SHOW talent list: (in alphabetical order based on first name, not order of performance):
Alabama, Alan Jackson, Baillie & the Boys, Big & Rich, Bill Anderson, Blake Shelton, Bobby Bare, Brad Paisley, Brenda Lee, Chad Warrix (Halfway to Hazzard), Charlie Daniels, Collin Raye, Craig Morgan, Dailey & Vincent, Daryle Singletary, Dierks Bentley, Eddy Raven, Emmylou Harris, Eric Church, Eric Lee Beddingfield, Gary Morris, George Strait, Greg Bates, Gretchen Wilson, Jamey Johnson, Janie Fricke, Jeanne Pruett, Jeannie Seely, Jessi Colter, Jett Williams, Jim Ed Brown, Jim Lauderdale, Jimmy C. Newman, Jimmy Wayne, John Conlee, John Michael Montgomery, Josh Turner, Kathy Mattea, Kentucky Headhunters, Kid Rock, Larry Gatlin, Lee Ann Womack, Lee Greenwood, Leona Williams, Lisa Matassa, Little Jimmy Dickens, Lorrie Morgan, Lynn Anderson, Mandy Barnett, Mark Collie, Martina McBride, Megadeth, Miranda Lambert, Montgomery Gentry, The Oak Ridge Boys, Pam Tillis, Patty Loveless, Ray Stevens, Reba McEntire, Rodney Atkins, Ronnie McDowell, The Roys, Sam Moore, Shooter Jennings, Stonewall Jackson, Suzy Bogguss, T. Graham Brown, Tanya Tucker, Teea Goans, TG Sheppard, Thompson Square, Tracy Lawrence, Travis Tritt, and Vince Gill … plus some surprise guests!!!!
Although the show is SOLD OUT, a special VIP package which includes a show ticket, a VIP pre-show reception with Nancy Jones, and other special items are available on a limited basis. These packages are only available athttp://cwired.co/GJ13VIP22
Playin’ Possum! The Final NO SHOW is being produced by Mike Smardak of Outback Concerts, with Suzzane Skinner serving as Talent Producer, Kirt Webster serving as Show Producer, Bobby Birkhead serving as Music Director, Sherry Hohimer handling VIP ticketing, fan club, and serving as assistant to Nancy Jones, and Getty Images will serve as exclusive photojournalists for the evening.
Wow! there is no doubt that this concert will be the greatest put on this year, and perhaps the greatest Country show ever put on. It will be a night befitting one of the greatest legends the genre and music (in general) has ever had. we are sure “The Possum” will be watching from heaven and will enjoy every minute of it.