Final George Jones’ Farewell Concert Lineup Revealed
George Jones was an unforgettable country music performer, so it's fitting that his farewell concert lineup at Bridgestone Arena is, well, unforgettable. The full performer list has been revealed, and it's chock full of some of today's most influential acts, as well as yesterday's favorites.
Jones' wife, Nancy Jones, is very happy with the end result, and says, “I am so excited how this show has evolved and I will be forever grateful to the artists that are coming to honor George. The evening might be long, but I don’t think people will be upset as they will witness the best musical tribute Nashville has ever seen with so many artists performing George Jones songs.”
If you thought the addition of Brad Paisley and Martina McBride was exciting, just wait until you set your eyes on the final list, which has an astounding list of performers that range the whole spectrum of the alphabet -- almost.
The lineup includes (in alphabetical order) Alabama, Alan Jackson, Baillie & the Boys, Big & Rich, Bill Anderson, Blake Shelton, Bobby Bare, Brad Paisley, Brenda Lee, Chad Warrix (Halfway to Hazzard), Charlie Daniels, Collin Raye, Craig Morgan, Dailey & Vincent, Daryle Singletary, Dierks Bentley, Eddy Raven, Emmylou Harris, Eric Church, Eric Lee Beddingfield, Gary Morris, George Strait, Greg Bates, Gretchen Wilson, Jamey Johnson, Janie Fricke, Jeanne Pruett, Jeannie Seely, Jessi Colter, Jett Williams, Jim Ed Brown, Jim Lauderdale, Jimmy C. Newman, Jimmy Wayne, John Conlee, John Michael Montgomery, Josh Turner, Kathy Mattea, Kentucky Headhunters, Kid Rock, Larry Gatlin, Lee Ann Womack, Lee Greenwood, Leona Williams, Lisa Matassa, Little Jimmy Dickens, Lorrie Morgan, Lynn Anderson -- and that's only halfway through the alphabet.
The rest of the performers taking the stage are Mandy Barnett, Mark Collie, Martina McBride, Megadeth, Miranda Lambert, Montgomery Gentry, The Oak Ridge Boys, Pam Tillis, Patty Loveless, Ray Stevens, Reba McEntire, Rodney Atkins, Ronnie McDowell, The Roys, Sam Moore, Shooter Jennings, Stonewall Jackson, Suzy Bogguss, T. Graham Brown, Tanya Tucker, Teea Goans, TG Sheppard, Thompson Square, Tracy Lawrence, Travis Tritt, and Vince Gill.
Jones' widow was not kidding when she said it will be the best musical tribute Nashville has ever seen! Although the show is sold out, a special VIP package which includes a show ticket, a VIP pre-show reception with Mrs. Jones and other special items are available on a limited basis here.