Playin' Possum: The Final No Show

Nashville Scene Critic's Pick …

If ever there was any doubt that the iconic George Jones was one of the great country music singers of all time, it was laid to rest along with The Possum in the spring of this year. Jones’ memorial service May 2 at the Grand Ole Opry was open to the public, and hundreds of fans — many of whom drove from out of state — lined up a day early in hopes that they’d be admitted. Of course, not every person whose life was touched by Jones gained admission, but among those in attendance were Garth Brooks, Vince Gill and Alan Jackson — all of them visibly deeply moved — not to mention Brad Paisley, Charlie Daniels, Bob Schieffer, Randy Travis, Laura Bush and more. Time and time again, those who knew Jones personally cited not only what all of us already know — that the man had a one-in-a-million singing voice, and that he changed the world with songs like “He Stopped Loving Her Today” and “She Thinks I Still Care” — but that he was a tender and thoughtful person, despite the demons that plagued him much of his life. Friday night at Bridgestone Arena, a cavalcade of stars (including George Strait, Brenda Lee and, yes, Megadeth) will celebrate the life of Jones with “Playin’ Possum: The Final No Show.” The show sold out long ago, but wherever you end up, pour out a splash of your white lightnin’ on ol’ Possum’s behalf.

—D. Patrick Rodgers

Fri, Nov 22 | 7:30 PM
Bridgestone Arena
$25.75 - $65
[Venue Details]

The Charlie Daniels Band

Mt. Juliet TN  |  Country

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