A tribute concert to honor one of the most beloved stars in country music, “George Jones: Still Playin’ Possum” on GREAT PERFORMANCES – Feb. 23 at 9 pm

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“George Jones: Still Playin’ Possum”


Great Performances

Friday, February 23 at 9:00 pm


Honoring one of the most influential, storied and beloved country music icons in history, Great Performances – George Jones: Still Playin’ Possum is an all-star celebration. Jones’ hits including “I Don’t Need Your Rockin’ Chair,” “The Race Is On,” “He Stopped Loving Her Today” and many more are performed by Travis Tritt, Tanya Tucker, Brad Paisley, Jelly Roll, Dierks Bentley, Sam Moore, Wynona, Jamey Johnson, Uncle Kracker, Trace Adkins, Lorrie Morgan, Joe Nichols and other country stars accompanied by a band of Nashville’s top players.

George Jones: Still Playin' Possum black and white outline.Recorded April 25, 2023, at from the Von Braun Center in Huntsville, Alabama, the tribute marked the 10th anniversary of Jones’ passing. Great Performances – George Jones: Still Playin’ Possum premieres Friday, February 23 at 9 p.m. ET on PBS, and the PBS App.


Songs Performed:

  • “Who’s Gonna Fill Their Shoes” – performed by Jamey Johnson
  • “The Race Is On” – performed by Travis Tritt
  • “Why Baby Why” – performed by Dierks Bentley
  • “A Picture of Me Without You” – performed by Lorrie Morgan
  • “She Still Thinks I Care” – performed by Sara Evans
  • “Golden Ring” – performed by Wynonna and Jamey Johnson
  • “I Always Get Lucky With You” – performed by Gretchen Wilson
  • “Same Ole Me” – performed by Trace Adkins and The Isaacs
  • “One Woman Man” – performed by Tim Watson
  • “The One I Loved Back Then” – performed by Tracy Lawrence and Tim Watson
  • “The Blues Man” – performed by Sam Moore
  • “Choices” – performed by Aaron Lewis
  • “White Lightning” – performed by Justin Moore
  • “The Grand Tour” – performed by Tanya Tucker
  • “Window Up Above” – performed by Uncle Kracker
  • “The Door” – performed by Travis Tritt
  • “A Few Ole Country Boys” – performed by Joe Nichols with Justin Moore and Randy Travis
  • “Yesterday’s Wine” – performed by Charlie Starr and Jamey Jonson
  • “If Drinkin’ Don’t Kill Me” – performed by Joe Nichols
  • “Bartender’s Blues” – performed by Jelly Roll
  • “He Stopped Loving Her Today” – performed by Brad Paisley
  • “I Don’t Need Your Rockin’ Chair” – performed by Michael Ray, Tracy Byrd, Janie Fricke and Dillon Carmichael


Noteworthy Facts:

  • George Jones achieved 79 top 10 hits and 10 no. 1 hits including “He Stopped Loving Her Today,” which is widely recognized as the greatest country song of all time.
  • In his lifetime, George Jones sold over 20 million albums, was a member of the Country Music Hall of Fame, a member of the Grand Ole Opry, a Kennedy Center Honoree, National Medal of the Arts recipient and a Grammy Lifetime Achievement award recipient.