The Possum is Gone – But The Show Goes On
The late George Jones was to have given what was billed as his "final Nashville concert" on November 22, along with a star-studded lineup of guests. Now the show, at Nashville's Bridgestone Arena, will go on - as a tribute to Jones.
His wife has already made contact with several artists and groups including - Garth Brooks, Travis Tritt, Jamey Johnson, Charlie Daniels, Montgomery Gentry, The Oak Ridge Boys and soul music legend Sam Moore.
All were previously slated to appear at the concert, and they've all agreed to honor their commitments. Nancy Jones said, "We are going to honor George with one final huge concert send off."
There are others that have been contactacted but have not confirmed or reaffirmed their appearance on the show. They include - Alan Jackson, Patty Loveless, Dierks Bentley, Josh Turner, Randy Travis, Pam Tillis, pop star Cyndi Lauper and "American Pie" singer Don McLean.
Check back at GeorgeJones.com for updates on the final list of performers. Tickets for the show had already sold out prior to Jones's death April 26. No matter who all will be on the bill, it will be an event that will not be forgotten.