Jelly Roll, Riley Green & More To Pay Tribute To Late George Jones During ‘Still Playin’ Possum’ Television Special

The special concert event, which is being taped at Von Braun Center Propst Arena in Alabama on April 25, will bring many of George Jones’ greatest hits to the stage.

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Andrew Wendowski

Andrew Wendowski is the Founder and CEO of Music Mayhem. As a 29-year-old entrepreneur, he oversees content as the Editor-In-Chief for the independent brand. Wendowski, who splits time between Philadelphia, Penn., and Nashville, Tenn., has an extensive background in multimedia. Before launching Music Mayhem in 2014, he worked as a highly sought-after photojournalist and tour photographer, collaborating with such labels as Interscope Records and Republic Records. He has captured photos of some of the biggest names, including Taylor Swift, Metallica, Harry Styles, P!NK, Morgan Wallen, Carrie Underwood, The Rolling Stones, Madonna, Shania Twain, and hundreds more. Wendowski’s photos and freelance work have appeared nationwide and can be seen everywhere from ad campaigns to various publications, including Billboard and Rolling Stone. When Wendowski isn’t running Music Mayhem, he enjoys spending time at concerts, traveling, and capturing photos.

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Posted on April 12, 2023

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Riley Green, Jelly Roll; Photos by Andrew Wendowski

Jelly Roll, Riley Green, Uncle Kracker, The Oak Ridge Boys and more will pay tribute to the late George Jones during the upcoming television concert special, Still Playin’ Possum: Music & Memories of George Jones.

The special concert event, which is being taped at Von Braun Center Propst Arena in Alabama on April 25, promises a night to remember, featuring some of the most talented musicians in the Country music industry.

“Thank you to the many fans that are traveling from all over the world to be in Huntsville, Alabama, for this special night,” Nancy Jones shared in a press release. “I think the team of producers has put together some incredible moments that will surprise everyone. People will be laughing, crying, and singing along to so many of the songs performed that night. It will be an emotional night not just for me, but also for these artists as so many were very close to George. I hope everyone that attends or gets to see it on television will enjoy it and remember their favorite George song.”

Who Is Performing On Still Playin’ Possum: Music & Memories Of George Jones?

Still Playin’ Possum: Music & Memories of George Jones will also feature performances by The Isaacs, Janie Fricke, Brad Paisley, Dierks Bentley, Wynonna, Tanya Tucker, Travis Tritt, Jamey Johnson, Sara Evans, Trace Adkins, Justin Moore, Lorrie Morgan, Michael Ray, Mark Chesnutt, Sam Moore, Tracy Byrd, Tracy Lawrence, Aaron Lewis, Charlie Starr of Blackberry Smoke, Dillon Carmichael, Gretchen Wilson, Joe Nichols, and Sara Evans.

Randy Travis will also make a special appearance at the event, which honors the Jones, who was nicknamed “The Rolls-Royce of Country Music.”

In addition, a 90s salute to “No Show Jones” will feature a special performance by John Berry, Ty Herndon, RICOCHET’s Heath Wright, Billy Yates, and Anita Cochran.

The concert pays tribute to country music legend George Jones and will bring many of Jones’ greatest hits to the stage.

With their incredible voices and exceptional musicianship, the country music superstars that are set to perform will surely bring down the house with their renditions of classic Jones’ hits like “The Grand Tour,” “Tennessee Whiskey,” “White Lightning,” “He Stopped Loving Her Today,” and many more.

The Still Playin’ Possum event is a fitting tribute to the man who was once dubbed the “greatest living country music singer of all time”.

George Jones was best known for his iconic hit song “He Stopped Loving Her Today” as well as for powerful voice, emotional lyrics, charismatic performances, and his influence that can be heard in the works of so many of today’s biggest country stars. This concert event is a chance to celebrate George Jones’ legacy.

Nancy Jones VIP Dinner

Additionally, Nancy Jones will host a VIP dinner the evening before the concert taping at the Von Braun Center Ballroom, which will include appearances by Grand Ole Opry stars Randy Travis and Jeannie Pruett, songwriter of “Choices” and “I Don’t Need Your Rockin’ Chair” Billy Yates, Tony Jackson. Additional artists will be announced in the coming weeks. Tickets are $200 and will include a sit-down meal as well as a photo opportunity with Nancy Jones.

Still Playin’ Possum: Music & Memories of George Jones is sponsored by Gus Arrendale and Springer Mountain Farms, Joe From Texas, Breland Homes, Bud Light, Fourth Capital Bank, The Broadway Group, Blaster Chemical, Bar-B-Cutie Smokehouse, All Access Coach Leasing, Encore, Coca Cola, Tazikis Mediterranean Café, Sweet Sensational, and Biscuit Belly.

The event is being promoted by Mike Smardak of Outback Presents. While the television special is being produced by Luke Pierce and Ben Haley of WORKS Entertainment, Greg Hall of TH Entertainment, and executive produced by Nancy Jones and Kirk West for No Show Productions.

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Andrew Wendowski is the Founder and CEO of Music Mayhem. As a 29-year-old entrepreneur, he oversees content as the Editor-In-Chief for the independent brand. Wendowski, who splits time between Philadelphia, Penn., and Nashville, Tenn., has an extensive background in multimedia. Before launching Music Mayhem in 2014, he worked as a highly sought-after photojournalist and tour photographer, collaborating with such labels as Interscope Records and Republic Records. He has captured photos of some of the biggest names, including Taylor Swift, Metallica, Harry Styles, P!NK, Morgan Wallen, Carrie Underwood, The Rolling Stones, Madonna, Shania Twain, and hundreds more. Wendowski’s photos and freelance work have appeared nationwide and can be seen everywhere from ad campaigns to various publications, including Billboard and Rolling Stone. When Wendowski isn’t running Music Mayhem, he enjoys spending time at concerts, traveling, and capturing photos.

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