JUST ANNOUNCED: Limited VIP tickets for George Jones - The Possum’s Tribute Concert on November 22 at the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tennessee have just been released. The VIP purchase includes a VIP backstage reception (before the concert), a meet and greet with Nancy Jones and a photo opportunity, and a gift bag including an event t-shirt, poster, event program, and a personalized gold album for “50 Years of Hits.”
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Here’s a “must” for George Jones buffs and any fan of country music—a special collector’s edition from the editors of Country Weekly. This one-of-a-kind collector’s edition, with a foreword by Marty Stuart, includes more than 150 archival photos, a look at George through the decades and an exclusive interview with George’s wife Nancy. Plus, we look at the living legends of today, including George Strait, Reba McEntire and Willie Nelson.
The special issue is available now at http://cwired.co/GJ13CWKLY
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — George Strait and Alan Jackson will team up to pay tribute to George Jones at next month’s Country Music Association Awards.
The CMA announced in a news release Monday that its two most-nominated singers will perform together to salute Jones, who died earlier this year at 81.
Strait’s appearance means all five entertainer-of-the-year nominees — Strait, Taylor Swift, Jason Aldean, Luke Bryan, and Blake Shelton — will be performing at the 47th annual awards, held Nov. 6 in Nashville, Tenn. Shelton won the award last year.
Also scheduled to perform are Kacey Musgraves, who’s tied with Swift for the most award nominations; Eric Church, Florida Georgia Line, and show co-hosts Carrie Underwood and Brad Paisley.
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“PLAYIN' POSSUM! THE FINAL NO SHOW” HAS ADDED BRAD PAISLEY, MARTINA MCBRIDE, RONNIE MILSAP, BIG & RICH, LEE ANN WOMACK, CRAIG MORGAN, THOMPSON SQUARE, BILL ANDERSON AND MEGADETH AS PERFORMERS ON FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 22, 2013 AT BRIDGESTONE ARENA
Nashville, Tenn. (October 8, 2013) – Today, Nancy Jones revealed additional talent for what would have been George Jones’ final concert appearance in Nashville, Tennessee, on November 22, 2013 but is now a tribute to the country music legend. In addition, “Playin’ Possum! The Final NO Show” has been dubbed the official name of the event.
“The evening of George Jones songs is going to be the best musical tribute Nashville has ever seen,” says Nancy Jones. “We have many surprises planned, and I just wish George could be here to see what we are doing for him.”
The SOLD OUT tribute concert will feature performances by Brad Paisley, Martina McBride, Big & Rich, Lee Ann Womack, Craig Morgan, Thompson Square, Ronnie Milsap, Bill Anderson and rockers Megadeth. Previously announced performers include Kid Rock, George Strait, Blake Shelton, Miranda Lambert, Eric Church, Alan Jackson, Dierks Bentley, Reba McEntire, Alabama, Travis Tritt, Tanya Tucker, Josh Turner, The Oak Ridge Boys, Charlie Daniels, Jamey Johnson, Montgomery Gentry, Sam Moore, and others.
2013 GeorgeJones publicity lrg"George Jones had a way of putting his finger right into your wounds and letting you know, ‘I understand. I know your pain.’ While ‘Wild Irish Rose,’ may be an unexpected choice with so many great songs to choose from, it is a perfect example of Mr. Jones way of reaching inside every one of us, and making us aware that we all have pain. By far the most pain a man can endure, sadly as so many of our Vietnam Vets know, is to come home and find no one wants him. In the end, as so many do, they end their days inside of a bottle, as “Rose” knows too well,” says Megadeth’s Dave Mustaine.
George Jones, often referred to as the “the greatest living country singer” was on his farewell tour titled “The Grand Tour,” when he passed away. The icon’s hits, “I Don’t Need Your Rockin’ Chair", “Who’s Gonna Fill Their Shoes", “White Lightning” and “He Stopped Loving Her Today” will surely become standards for honky-tonk cover bands for years to come.
IEBA will honor industry icons David Corlew and George & Nancy Jones at its 2013 Honors & Awards. David Corlew, long-time manager of Charlie Daniels, will receive this year’s Career Achievement Award. George & Nancy Jones will be inducted into IEBA’s Hall of Fame. Previous inductees include Dick Clark, Charlie Daniels, Johnny Cash and others.
The 2013 Awards dinner and ceremony will be paired with CMA’s SRO Awards and hosted by country star Kix Brooks. Congratulations to all the IEBA Industry Award nominees. Winners will be announced at the Awards Ceremony on Tuesday, October 22, 2013 at 7pm at the Omni Nashville.
Awards Dinner Tickets are available for $65 at www.ieba.org upon registration or by calling 615-679-9601.