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George Jones’ Farewell Concert Will Now Be an All-Star Tribute

Garth Brooks, Kid Rock and Charlie Daniels among performers

Garth Brooks performs in Los Angeles, California; Kid Rock performs in Nashville, Tennessee; Charlie Daniels performs in Indio, California.

Garth Brooks, Kid Rock, Charlie Daniels.

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What was supposed to be George Jones‘ farewell show in Nashville this November has been turned into an all-star tribute that will feature performances from artists including Garth Brooks, Kid Rock and Charlie Daniels.

“Everyone has been asking if we will still do the show,” said Nancy Jones, the late country musician’s wife, in a post on Jones’ Jones’ website that names other musicians set to participate: Travis Tritt, the Oak Ridge Boys, Montgomery Gentry, Sam Moore and Jamey Johnson. “They all said ‘Yes, I am still going to do it,’ so with all the artists still planning on coming, we are going to honor George one final time,” Nancy Jones said.

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The show remains set for November 22nd at the Bridgestone Arena, and while tickets for the concert have already sold out, the post recommends checking Ticketmaster in case any tickets become available.

Several artists set to perform in November – including Rock, Daniels and Tritt – recently paid tribute to Jones during an emotional service at Nashville’s Grand Ole Opry House last week, which also included appearances from Kenny Chesney, Brad Paisley, Vince Gill and more. Jones passed away at the end of April after being hospitalized with a fever and irregular blood pressure; he was 81.


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