HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – On Tuesday, Nancy Jones, the widow of country musician George Jones, announced a one-night-only concert event to honor her late husband’s legacy.
The taping of the television special “Still Playing Possum: Music and Memories of George Jones” will honor the legacy of a man who has been called ‘the greatest country singer of all time.’
Country artists Brad Paisley, Dierks Bentley, Tanya Tucker, Trace Atkins and many more are set to play. Nancy Jones said there are also several other artists in the works, that they did not announce yet.
George Jones is considered among the most important and influential singers in American popular music history. His lasting imprint included songs such as “She Thinks I Still Care,” “Tender Years,” and “He Stopped Loving Her.”
The memorial concert, “Still Playing Possum,” will be held on April 26, 2023, at the Von Braun Center.
“I think it will be a wonderful show, and they will all be singing George’s songs, naturally, but I call it the ten-year anniversary of him and the good Lord and it doesn’t seem like he’s been gone for ten years,” Nancy said. “I just wish everybody would come out. I can tell you I’ll be out here loving every one of y’all, shaking your hand, I am ready for this show.”
George was born in Saratoga, Texas where he played on the streets of Beaumont for tips. He later served in the Marines before returning to Texas and recording for the Starday label in Houston. He went on to win many different awards and make several Billboard toppers.
Tickets will go on sale beginning Dec. 22, and prices start at $25. VIP upgrade is available for $200 and includes dinner the night before with Nancy Jones and friends.