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.
“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.
George Strait, Miranda Lambert, Eric Church, Blake Shelton, Reba McEntire and Alabama were originally announced as part of the lineup last month. Now the event has added many more acts spanning every genre, including Alan Jackson, Brad Paisley and more
Alan Jackson brought his bluegrass flair and country fan base to New York’s Carnegie Hall last night (October 28) for a substantial, crowd-pleasing two-hour set that was full of emotion, and contained a few surprises as well.
From tales of ghosts and Voodoo practitioners to those of actual psychopaths, country music has plenty of frightening material to fill up any Halloween playlist. Creep on in.
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.