Wednesday, May 8, 2013
– The George Jones farewell gig in Nashville in November will go on as scheduled, although it will be a tribute show.
Brad Paisely, Wynonna Judd, Kid Rock are among those who will participate in the show, set for Nov. 22.
Jones died April 26 at 81 and was buried one week ago.
"Everyone has been asking if we will still do the show," Nancy Jones, his widow and manager, said. "I have asked Garth [Brooks], Kid Rock, Travis Tritt, The Oak Ridge Boys, Montgomery Gentry, Sam Moore, Charlie Daniels, Jamey Johnson and others, and 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."
Dierks Bentley, Randy Travis, Kenny Rogers, Josh Turner and Lorrie Morgan were previously announced as taking part in the show prior to Jones' death, but not all artists had been confirmed.
Jones' web site said, "At this time, not all previously announced artists have been contacted. We are in the process of re-confirming all artists. A list of all confirmed talent will be available at georgejones.com
Jones died while doing a farewell tour.