April 26th, 2023 will be the 10th Anniversary of the death of George Jones, and on the day before—Tuesday April 25th—artists and fans will be congregating in Huntsville, Alabama at the Propst Arena to remember George Jones in a one night only event billed as “Still Playin’ Possum: Music and Memories of George Jones.”
Scheduled to perform are Brad Paisley, Dierks Bentley, Jamey Johnson, Justin Moore, Lorrie Morgan, Mark Chesnutt, Michael Ray, Sam Moore, Tanya Tucker, Trace Adkins, Tracy Byrd and Tracy Lawrence, with more names to be announced. The event will also be taped by a professional production crew for a future broadcast.
“George Jones died on April 26, 2013, in Nashville, Tennessee. It will be ten years since he left us with just his songs, so to produce this night of music to honor his legacy is perfectly fitting,” says George’s widow Nancy Jones. “George made history and influenced artists from all genres and many of them will celebrate with us in April. The night will bring lots of emotion for the fans, our family, and anyone who just loved Country Music.”
This will be the first major George Jones event since the closing down of the George Jones museum, venue, and restaurant in Nashville in December of 2021, and the selling of his naming/likeness rights in 2016. It shows that despite the financial adversities that have plagued the effort to keep George’s memory alive, they continue to do their best. The announcement also comes as Showtime is airing the limited series George & Tammy about the life and marriage of George Jones and Tammy Wynette.
Tickets will start at $25.00, with a special VIP upgrade of $200.00 that will include dinner the night before with Nancy Jones. Tickets officially go on sale Thursday, December 22nd at 10:00 am Central. The presale has already started at Ticketbastard, use promo code POSSUM.