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Randy Travis Releases Heartfelt Tribute to George Jones

Posted By Sarah Wyland On June 13, 2013 @ 4:39 PM In Country Music News | Comments Disabled

Randy Travis [1]

Randy Travis photo courtesy of Webster & Associates.

Randy Travis [2] has released “Tonight I’m Playin’ Possum,” a heartfelt tribute to the late George Jones [3]. Recorded by Randy and Joe Nichols [4], it is the first single from Randy’s new album, expected to be released this fall. The track is available on iTunes.

“It was an honor when I received a request to record this tribute to George Jones, and after I heard how well Keith Gattis had written “Tonight I’m Playin’ Possum,” I was excited to record it,” Randy said. “Thanks to Joe Nichols for coming in and helping on this project.”

Randy debuted “Tonight I’m Playin’ Possum” at the CMA Music Festival [5] during the Remembering George Jones panel session on Friday which included George’s widow, Nancy Jones, longtime drummer Bobby Birkhead, John Rich [6], Jamey Johnson [7] and host Joseph Hudak of Country Weekly.  The song brought about a standing ovation.

“Tonight I’m Playin’ Possum” was also part of Randy’s performance that night at LP Field.  Fans can listen to the song in its entirety at RandyTravis.com [8]. See photos of Randy’s CMA Music Festival performance HERE [9].

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[2] Randy Travis: http://www.gactv.com/gac/ar_az_randy_travis

[3] George Jones: http://www.gactv.com/gac/ar_az_george_jones

[4] Joe Nichols: http://www.gactv.com/gac/ar_az_joe_nichols

[5] CMA Music Festival: http://www.gactv.com/cmafest

[6] John Rich: http://www.gactv.com/gac/ar_artists_a-z/article/0,,GAC_26071_5942003,00.html

[7] Jamey Johnson: http://www.gactv.com/gac/ar_az_jamey_johnson

[8] RandyTravis.com: http://websterpr.us1.list-manage2.com/track/click?u=bf141dbbd818f4f933816b13a&id=a8f76d94f1&e=da04cf7065

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