Jones tribute concert enlists Strait, Reba, Shelton, Lambert
Monday, September 16, 2013
– George Strait, Blake Shelton, Miranda Lambert, Eric Church, Reba McEntire and Alabama were added today to the Nov. 22 George Jones tribute concert in Nashville.
"I am thrilled and honored that so many of George's friends are coming to what would have been his last concert, but is not a fitting tribute," said Nancy Jones. "George loved these artists and before passing had actually wrote letters to almost all of them."
The newly added list of performers will join previously announced artists Alan Jackson, Dierks Bentley, Travis Tritt, Tanya Tucker, Josh Turner, The Oak Ridge Boys, Charlie Daniels, Jamey Johnson, Montgomery Gentry, Sam Moore, and others. All previously announced artists are currently being reconfirmed.
Jones was on his farewell tour, "The Grand Tour," when he passed away.
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