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George Jones: 50 years of Hits

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Up next was Opry member, Connie Smith wearing a flowing layered peach blouse and Black pants. In my opinion Connie stole the night, her performance of "Golden Rings" was impeccable. She captivated the entire audience with her beautiful voice and presence.

Announced next was the next Country Music Hall of Fame inductee, the illustrious Kris Kristofferson singing "Why Me Lord". Kris was wearing a black shirt and jeans with some awesome looking Gray-Black snakeskin shoes that blended perfectly with his Salt and Peppered Hair. It was only two days after the anniversary of the death of his long time friend, Johnny Cash, and you could feel the essence of John in the room.

Joe Diffy was next and came out wearing black on black with a candy apple red guitar. You can't mention Joe without mentioning one of his favorite charitable causes First Steps Inc.
Joe sure does know how to make a statement and get a crowd going, his smile is infectious. Joe performed "White Lightnin" and had the crowd rockin. Thank Goodness he did another retake of the song because I do believe someone would've tied him to the stage if he hadn't.

The final performance of the night was Trick Pony. Boy, do they put on a great visual show. They came out singing "The Race is on" and actually made you feel that there really was a race going on-on stage that is.

Remember that PBS is set to broadcast George Jones: 50 Years of Hits, a tribute to 50 years of the Ole Possum's work is set to air on Thanksgiving Day.

The broadcast also coincides with the release of the multi-disc compilation of the same title, which includes a song from each year of George Jones career. The compilation is due to be released the first part of November.

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