Rest well Possum

48 songs, 112 artists, 4 hours, 1 legend.

Last night, Bridgestone Arena was packed to capacity as celebrities and fans came together to honor the late George Jones. The show was designed to be his farewell concert but his wife, Nancy, said they both knew he would never live to see it. He was quoted to say, “Promise me you’ll make a tribute show out of it, and Ill see it from heaven”.

Playin’ Possum: The Final No Show opened with Big & Rich singing his 1965 hit “Love Bug” and closed with ” He Stopped Loving Her Today” sung by superstar Alan Jackson. There was a performance by Entertainer of the Year, George Straight and a duet by Tricia Yearwood and Garth Brooks. There was old county and new country, tears and laughter. Keith Bilbrey, former announcer for the Grand Ole Opry said these powerful words, “During the funeral, we mourned George. Tonight we celebrate him”.

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Brad Paisley had the best quote, “No one was ever more generous to me or anyone he ever met than George Jones. I know he’s looking down and he’s saying, “Well, son, wheres all the money going for this?” One thing is sure, Nancy held true to her promise. Possum, who paved the way for many artists that came after him,  helped jumpstart many careers and many called the greatest in country music was honored in the largest musical tribute in history.

The set list:

1. Love Bug, Big & Rich

2. White Lightning, Kid Rock

3. Take Me, Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood

4. If My Heart Had Windows, Emmylou Harris, Jeannie Seely, Janie Fricke, Jeanne Pruett, Jan Howard and Leona Williams

5. Tender Years, Emmylou Harris, Jeannie Seely, Janie Fricke, Jeanne Pruett, Jan Howard and Leona Williams

6. I’m Not Ready Yet, Emmylou Harris, Jeannie Seely, Janie Fricke, Jeanne Pruett, Jan Howard and Leona Williams

7. Once You’ve Had the Best, Lee Ann Womack

8. Me and Jesus, Charlie Daniels

9. I’m Ragged But I’m Right, Dailey & Vincent, Baillie & the Boys

10. High-Tech Redneck, The Kentucky HeadHunters

11. Blues Man, Sam Moore

12. I’m a Long Gone Daddy, Kathy Mattea

13. Things Have Gone to Pieces, Clay Walker

14. Choices, Eric Church

15. She Thinks I Still Care, Tommy Shaw of Styx

16. I Always Get Lucky With You, Dierks Bentley

17. Same Ole Me, The Oak Ridge Boys

18. A Good Year for the Roses, Larry Gatlin

19. The Love in Your Eyes, Collin Raye, Jett Williams, Lisa Matassa, Suzy Bogguss, T. Graham Brown, T.G. Sheppard and Tracy Lawrence

20. Wine Colored Roses, Collin Raye, Jett Williams, Lisa Matassa, Suzy Bogguss, T. Graham Brown, T.G. Sheppard and Tracy Lawrence

21. I’ll Share My World With You, Collin Raye, Jett Williams, Lisa Matassa, Suzy Bogguss, T. Graham Brown, T.G. Sheppard and Tracy Lawrence

22. These Days (I Barely Get By), Blake Shelton and Miranda Lambert

23. One Woman Man, Josh Turner

24. Finally Friday, Craig Morgan

25. I Don’t Need Your Rockin’ Chair, Daryle Singletary with T. Graham Brown, Janie Fricke, T.G. Sheppard, Tracy Lawrence, Mark Collie, Eddy Raven and Pam Tillis (end of first set)

26. The Cold Hard Truth, Eddy Raven, John Michael Montgomery, Lee Greenwood, Mark Collie and Ken Mellons

27. The Right Left Hand, Eddy Raven, John Michael Montgomery, Lee Greenwood, Mark Collie and Ken Mellons

28. The Door, Travis Tritt

29. The One I Loved Back Then, Brad Paisley

30. Wild Irish Rose, Jamey Johnson and Megadeth

31. Why Baby Why, Jim Lauderdale and The Roys

32. When the Last Curtain Falls, Bill Anderson, Bobby Bare, Jim Ed Brown, Jimmy C. Newman, John Conlee, Larry Gatlin, Ray Stevens and Stonewall Jackson

33. Still Doin’ Time, Bill Anderson, Bobby Bare, Jim Ed Brown, Jimmy C. Newman, John Conlee, Larry Gatlin, Ray Stevens and Stonewall Jackson

34. Someday My Day Will Come, Bill Anderson, Bobby Bare, Jim Ed Brown, Jimmy C. Newman, John Conlee, Larry Gatlin, Ray Stevens and Stonewall Jackson

35. Tennessee Whiskey, Jamey Johnson

36. When the Grass Grows Over Me, Rodney Atkins

37. A Picture of Me (Without You), Lorrie Morgan

38. The Race Is On, Montgomery Gentry

39. Two Story House, Thompson Square

40. We’re Gonna Hold On, Thompson Square

41. Who’s Gonna Fill Their Shoes, Chad Warrix, Eric Lee Beddingfield, Greg Bates, Mandy Barnett, Linda Davis and Teea Goans

42. If Drinking Don’t Kill Me (Her Memory Will), Jessi Colter and Shooter Jennings

43. Color of the Blues, Patty Loveless

44. Walk Through This World With Me, Lisa Matassa

45. Bartender’s Blues, Vince Gill

46. The Grand Tour, George Strait

47. Golden Ring, George Strait and Martina McBride

48. He Stopped Loving Her Today, Alan Jackson

 

UPCOMING SCHEDULE for END of 2013

11/25 “Coffee with Kristian Bush” Video Chat AM & #CMchat* Twitterview with JT Hodges 6-7pPT

12/2 Video #CMchat Twangout with Ron & Amy Shirley from Lizard Lick Towing & Guest Host Dee Jay Silver

12/9 #CMchat* Twitterview with Frankie Ballard 6-7pPT

12/16 #CMchat* Twitterview with American Young 6-7pPT

For a complete schedule go to cmchatlive.com/upcoming

#CMchat Twitterviews are Mondays from 6-7pPT on Twitter
Google+ Twangout’s are as booked TBA

Author: Country Cadre

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