by Dagwood l Wednesday, October 9, 2013
From The Tennessean:
The talent line up for George Jones’ tribute concert — originally planned as the Country Music Hall of Famer’s final concert in his farewell tour — continues to grow.
On Tuesday, Jones’ widow Nancy Jones revealed even more celebrities who are set to appear at the sold-out Nov. 22 concert at Bridgestone Arena, now entitled “Playin’ Possum! The Final NO Show.”
Jones, who struggled with alcohol abuse and earned a reputation over a period in his career for not showing up at his concerts, died in April at age 81.
New celebrities added to the list are Brad Paisley, Martina McBride, Big & Rich, Loretta Lynn, 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 and others.
“The evening of George Jones songs is going to be the best musical tribute Nashville has ever seen,” Nancy Jones said in a statement. “We have many surprises planned, and I just wish George could be here to see what we are doing for him.”