Brad Paisley, Dierks Bentley, Lorrie Morgan, Tanya Tucker and extra are set to honor the life and profession of late nation music artist George Jones, with a one-night-only live performance occasion and tv taping, Nonetheless Playin’ Possum: Music and Recollections of George Jones slated for April 25, 2023 on the Von Braun Heart in Huntsville, Alabama. Jones, one among nation music’s most influential vocalists, died practically a decade in the past, on April 26, 2013 in Nashville, Tenn. at age 81.
The tv taping, introduced by Jones’ widow Nancy Jones, may even function Jamey Johnson, Justin Moore, Mark Chesnutt, Michael Ray, Sam Moore, Hint Adkins, Tracy Byrd and Tracy Lawrence among the many first spherical of introduced particular visitors.
“George Jones died on April 26, 2013, in Nashville, Tennessee. Will probably be ten years since he left us with simply his songs, so to supply this evening of music to honor his legacy is completely becoming,” Nancy Jones stated by way of a press release. “George made historical past and influenced artists from all genres and plenty of of them will rejoice with us in April. The evening will deliver numerous emotion for the followers, our household, and anybody who simply cherished nation music.”
Ticket costs will begin at $25.00 and a particular VIP improve, which incorporates dinner the evening earlier than with Nancy Jones and mates, for $200.
Nation Music Corridor of Fame member Jones was born in Saratoga, Texas. He served in america Marine Corps earlier than returning to Texas and recording for the Starday label. He earned his first Billboard nation hit, “Why Child Why,” in 1955. He adopted together with his first No. 1 on Billboard’s Sizzling Nation Songs chart in 1959, with the Mercury Information single “White Lightning,” which stayed at No. 1 for 5 weeks. He would go on to file for labels together with United Artists, Musicor, Epic, MCA, Asylum and Bandit Information, and would earn a prolonged record of putting up with hits, together with “He Stopped Loving Her At present,” “The Grand Tour,” “Bartender’s Blues,” “She Thinks I Nonetheless Care,” “A Good Yr for the Roses,” “The Race is On,” and “Tender Years,” in addition to a string of hit duets with Tammy Wynette, together with “We’re Gonna Maintain On” and “Golden Ring.”
“He Stopped Loving Her At present,” which Jones launched in 1980, received the CMA Award for single of the 12 months, whereas serving to Jones win the highest male vocalist award in 1980 and 1981. He additionally earned a Grammy award for greatest nation vocal efficiency, male. Over the course of his profession, Jones earned two Grammy wins (additionally incomes a greatest male nation vocal efficiency accolade for “Decisions”) and 16 nominations. Jones was inducted into the Nation Music Corridor of Fame in 1992.