The film will reportedly center around George Jones’ rise to fame in the ’50s through the ’70s, including his substance abuse issues and brief marriage to Tammy Wynette.
Some are happy, some are sad, some don’t exactly remember who, what or where they are.
The late Wayne Kemp wrote songs for many legendary artists including Johnny Cash, George Jones, George Strait, Conway Twitty and Johnny Paycheck.
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George Jones’ legacy will live on even longer this spring when his own museum opens this April 24 in Nashville.
From the pain of a George Jones classic and the simple joys of the Judds, on up to the determination of Dierks Bentley to move ahead even as he ‘holds on,’ these ten songs show different shades of nostalgia in contemporary country music.
The list also includes legends such as Bill Monroe, Ernest Tubb and Kitty Wells alongside such contemporary stars as Taylor Swift, Eric Church and Kacey Musgraves.
“This day is going to be bittersweet,” Nancy Jones said. “I know how much people loved George, and the love has continued even a year later.”
“Have you watched Justin Bieber lately?” Paisley said. “He is living a George Jones song.”
Dubbed Playin’ Possum: The Final No-Show, the Jones tribute concert lasted four hours and welcomed more than 100 artists to to perform 48 Jones hits.
“He Stopped Loving Her Today” makes the list, of course, but there are many more Jones recordings that are equally devastating. Our list also includes honky tonkers, a twisted gospel song and even a stunning love ballad.
The announcement came during a graveside ceremony Monday (Nov. 18) in Nashville. See photos and watch a video from the event.
Now the event has added many more acts spanning every genre, including Alan Jackson, Brad Paisley, Emmylou Harris, Kid Rock, Megadeth, and Country Music Hall of Famers Bobby Bare and Brenda Lee.
“I’ve played the Beacon Theater, Radio City, Madison Square Garden, CBGBs,” Jackson said. “It’s amazing for an ol’ boy from Georgia who never traveled anywhere ’til I was 25.”
Tyler Farr started out singing cover songs four nights a week at Tootsies Orchid Lounge in Nashville before finding a hit with his latest single, ‘Redneck Crazy.’
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