Randy Travis Releases New Song in Tribute to George Jones
Randy Travis was among the friends and peers who gathered at the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville to pay pay tribute to the life and legacy of George Jones at his funeral, and now he’s taking it a step further. On Wednesday (June 12) the singer released a song in honor of Jones titled ‘Tonight I’m Playin’ Possum.’
Joe Nichols lends his voice to the track as well. “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,” Travis says in a press release. “Thanks to Joe Nichols for coming in and helping on this project.”
Travis gave fans an early premiere of the song last week during CMA Music Festival at the Remembering George Jones panel discussion on Friday (June 7), which also included Jones’ widow Nancy, longtime drummer Bobby Birkhead, John Rich, Jamey Johnson and Country Weekly’s Joseph Hudak, who hosted the event. He also performed the song that night at LP Field.