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.’
Duets have been an integral part of country music for decades. Here are ten of the most classic male-female country duets of all time.
George Strait, Blake Shelton, Miranda Lambert, Eric Church, Reba McEntire, and Alabama have now been added to the November concert in Nashville honoring country legend George Jones, who passed away this past April.
Young’s new album “A.M.” hits shelves tomorrow (Sept. 17), and he’s is anxious to get the music in the hands of his fans. “I’m really ready for the album to be out there,” he told Radio.com.
Sheryl Crow sat down with Radio.com and perused our vinyl collection to discuss country legends like Johnny Cash, Tammy Wynette and George Jones, who have been important to her as an artist.
Though Jones has passed, his music will live on. On September 10, two days before what would have been his 82nd birthday, Bandit Records will release ‘George Jones – Amazing Grace.’
Is Randy Travis back? Listen to “Tonight I’m Playing Possum,” a beautiful tribute to the country music legend, and decide for yourself.