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Reba McEntire, Blake Shelton, Miranda Lambert, George Strait, Alabama and Eric Church join George Jones tribute concert

by Brandy McDonnell Published: September 16, 2013
George Jones
George Jones

With the sold-out tribute concert already hosting top names in all genres of music, Nancy Jones is excited to announce the addition of Oklahomans Reba McEntire, Blake Shelton and Miranda Lambert, as well as superstars George Strait, Eric Church, and Alabama to the all-star lineup for the Nov. 22 George Jones tribute show at Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena.

“I am thrilled and honored that so many of George’s friends are coming to what would have been his last concert, but is not a fitting tribute,” says Nancy Jones, the country music legend’s widow, in a news release. “George loved these artists and before passing had actually wrote letters to almost all of them.”

The newly added list of performers will join previously announced artists Alan Jackson, Dierks Bentley, Travis Tritt, Tanya Tucker, Josh Turner, The Oak Ridge Boys, Charlie Daniels, Jamey Johnson, Montgomery Gentry, Sam Moore, and others. All previously announced artists are currently being reconfirmed.

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 in April. 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.

About George Jones
George Jones was the No. 2 best-charting country artist of all time, with a staggering list of hit singles since the ‘50s. The Beaumont, Texas, native also has 143 Top 40 hits to his name, has received two Grammy Awards, was a 2008 Kennedy Center Honor recipient, is a Country Music Hall of Fame member, was presented with a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award in 2012 and earned a National Medal of Arts medallion.

For more information on George Jones, please visit www.georgejones.com.

-BAM


by Brandy McDonnell
Entertainment Reporter
Brandy McDonnell, also known by her initials BAM, writes stories and reviews on movies, music, the arts and other aspects of entertainment. She is NewsOK’s top blogger: Her 4-year-old entertainment news blog, BAM’s Blog, has notched more than 1...
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