A rocking chair sat under a solitary spotlight on stage while one of the largest gatherings in Nashville history took place to remember country great George Jones.
The show on November 22nd, 2013 at Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena brought in Garth Brooks, George Strait, Alan Jackson, Trisha Yearwood, martina McBride, Vince Gill, Blake Shelton, Miranda Lambert, Brad Paisley, Eric Church and others – adding up to over 100 artists. All of them singing George Jones’ songs solo or in collaborations.
The all-are-welcome concert featured artists from all genre including Kid Rock, R&B icon Sam Moore, classic-rock artist Tommy Shaw and thrash-metal band Megadeth – proving that George’s influence knew no genre.
Alan Jackson had the last performance of the night, performing “He Stopped Loving Her Today” as he brought George’s wife Nancy on stage and encouraged the crowd to sing the chorus. As Alan and Nancy walked off the stage, he gave a gentle push to the rocking chair in remembrance of George.