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Chris Young pays tribute to George Jones

by Charli McKenzie

~~Chris Young gave tribute to George Jones at Tuesda night's ACM Honors ceremony in Nashville, TN, at the Ryman Auditorium.  Chris performed a medley of tunes:  “Window Up Above,” “The Race Is On” and “He Stopped Loving Her Today”.

The Academy of Country Music’s 7th Annual ACM Honors was an evening dedicated to recognizing the special honorees and off-camera category winners from the 48th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards. 

Artists who performed in tribute to honorees included:

 Dierks Bentley performing “I’m Over You” and “Don’t Cheat in our Hometown” with special guest Ricky Skaggs, in tribute to Keith Whitley
 Rodney Crowell & Emmylou Harris, performing “She Ain’t Goin Nowhere” in tribute to Guy Clark
Vince Gill & Paul Franklin, performing “Together Again” in tribute to Tommy Wiggins
  Kree Harrison, performing “Love is Alive” in tribute to The Judds
 Dave Haywood & Charles Kelley, performing “We Owned the Night,” “I Don’t Want This Night to End,” and “The One That Got Away” in a medley tribute to Dallas Davidson
 Jamey Johnson with special guest, Holly Williams, performing “I’m So Lonesome I Could Cry,” and “I Saw The Light” in tribute to Hank Williams
 Robert Earl Keen, performing “Let Him Roll” in a medley tribute to Guy Clark
  The Mavericks, performing “Your Cheatin’ Heart” in tribute to Hank Williams
 Lorrie Morgan & Jesse Keith Whitley, performing “’Til A Tear Becomes A Rose” in tribute to Keith Whitley
 Thompson Square, performing “Why Not Me,” “Grandpa” and “Love Can Build a Bridge” in a medley tribute to The Judds, with ACM Lifting Lives Series participants as the special guest choir.