MEGADETH played at the tribute concert honoring the late Country Music Hall Of Famer George Jones last night (Friday, November 22) at Nashville, Tennessee's Bridgestone Arena.
MEGADETH was joined by Jamey Johnson for a performance of Jones' song "Wild Irish Rose".
"I am honoring George's belief in the veterans," said MEGADETH mainman Dave Mustaine, "which is the best way I know to show respect to his legacy, and to his wife and family."
Mustaine admitted the song "may be an unexpected choice," given Jones' extensive catalog of hits. But he said the 1998 single is "a perfect example of Jones' way of reaching inside every one of us, and making us aware that we all have pain."
MEGADETH was part of an extensive, and primarily country music, lineup for the event, dubbed "Playin' Possum! The Final NO Show". Kid Rock and R&B star Sam Moore also performed at the concert, along with Charlie Daniels, Brad Paisley, Blake Shelton, Reba McEntire, and many, many more.
Video footage of the performance as well as the pre-show rehearsal, including a short interview with Mustaine, courtesy of Nashville's Fox 17 can be seen below. (Note: The MEGADETH segment begins around the two-minute, 16-second mark.)
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